Winners from the 2014 FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards have been announced.
Organisers said the women were singled out from an outstanding shortlist as being the best in their field – whether a leader in a global organisation, a driver out on the road or a young, ambitious woman destined for the top.
On the morning of the Awards everywoman hosted a Roundtable discussion with senior leaders and influencers within the sector to discuss practical initiatives that attract and retain female talent.
The winners in the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are:
Woman of the Year – sponsored by FTA
Jane Curl-Carter, Site Manager, DHL Tradeteam Ltd, from Burton on Trent
Director of the Year – sponsored by Asda Stores Ltd
Anna Whitty, CEO, ECT Charity, from London
Driver of the Year Award – sponsored by TNT Express
Rachel Garlick, HGV Driver, DHL Homebase, from Wellingborough
Innovation and Sustainability Award – sponsored by DHL Supply Chain
Karen Jacques, Chief Operating Officer, Dryad Maritime, from Portsmouth
Rising Star Award – sponsored by Wincanton
Anna Kozlowska CMILT Managing Director, Myway Enterprises, from Lutterworth
Team Leader of the Year – sponsored by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd
Simone Fogg, General Manager, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, from London
Warehousing Award – sponsored by DHL Supply Chain Ltd
Claire Morrissy, Deputy Distribution Centre Manager, Tesco PLC, from Dagenham, London
Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Motor Transport
Sharon Davies, Senior Director,Corporate Affairs, DHL UK & Ireland, from London
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of Everywoman, said: “As the transport and logistics industry seeks to employ half a million more people, it has never been more urgent to ensure the sector attracts more talented women. Inspirational female role models enjoying rewarding careers and achieving success will do that. That’s why today’s winners are so vitally important to the industry. We congratulate them all.”
Theo de Pencier, Chief Executive of the FTA added: “The Freight Transport Association is proud to be the Title Partner of the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards which showcase how women can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one. "
"FTA is pleased to encourage forward thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the freight industry, and working further with everywoman offers opportunities to expand that work. The key for our industry is to be able to access a wider talent pool and to be able to meet its need for good quality staff in whichever role it needs to fill.”