The eighth FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme is open for nominations until 2 February, seeking out the industry’s role models and rising stars.
The launch event reception for the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, sponsored by DHL and ASDA, was held on 13 January at the House of Commons for supporters of the programme and business leaders of those transport and logistics companies committed to achieving greater gender diversity in their organisations.
Launch host, Mary Macleod MP, spoke on the importance of diversity within the transport and logistics industry, encouraging the nominations of talented women who, by showcasing their achievements, will inspire and encourage future talent to explore the opportunities and benefits offered by this enormously diverse sector.
Also encouraging nominations on the evening, James Hookham, managing director, policy and Communications of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) commented on reinventing the perception of roles available within the industry and highlighting its need for innovation, ideas and new technology.
These awards aim to showcase the achievements of the growing female workforce, encouraging future talent to explore the opportunities and benefits offered by this enormously diverse sector, in which the UK is perceived as a global leader.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman said: “Major projects such as Crossrail and HS2 along with increasing foreign investment means that transport and logistics are offering more career opportunities than ever. The sector has worked tirelessly to encourage diversity through its commitment to training, promotion and job satisfaction.
"The success of this is now being felt across the industry, but there is more that can be done to attract women and to demonstrate why transport and logistics are paths to career prosperity. The awards are important because through celebrating success and showcasing the variety of job opportunities, we will ensure future generations of talent drive the industry forward as a global leader.”
Awards are free to enter, with full details at www.everywoman.com