Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Women in Logistics Joins Transport Institute to Create New Forum

Inclusivity High on the Agenda
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UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has announced the successful incorporation of Women in Logistics UK (WiL), with effect from March 1. CILT and WiL will be joining forces to create a ground-breaking new forum that will promote diversity and inclusion within the profession. Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), said:

“I am delighted to welcome Women in Logistics as part of CILT. We are looking forward to working closely with the Forum to display a united front and portray our profession as the home of equal opportunities for all genders.”

The newly formed Women in Logistics Forum will aim to provide opportunities for the logistics and transport profession, and other key stakeholders, to support women working in the sector and identify and address the challenges to recruitment and retention. The Forum will continue to create an engaging and motivational platform to raise awareness of gender equality throughout the profession. Richard Atkinson CBE FCILT, Director of Marketing and Communications, CILT(UK), said:

“The incorporation of Women in Logistics within CILT is both progressive and essential. This is central to CILT’s strategy, which includes promoting diversity of thought, inclusivity and advancing the best people for the best jobs.”

The Forum will put on networking and professional development events and provide an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture female talent within the sector. Ruth Waring FCILT, Founder, Women in Logistics, and Chair of the new forum said:

“I am very excited about the incorporation. It provides a huge opportunity to our current and future members to better engage with and understand the sector.” WiL members are requested to contact the Membership Services Department to confirm their membership with CILT. membership@ciltuk.org.uk.