In 2020, during the ongoing pandemic, we wrote about the Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. This year, the event’s Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 30th June in London and not impacted by the restrictions that were in place over the last two years.
The ceremony is all about ‘celebrating the women keeping the country moving’. Nominations closed some time ago and judging took place in April and the finalists were announced this month. There are now ten distinct categories.
The ten ‘Everywoman in Transport and Logistics’ categories
- Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by Mott MacDonald
Awarded to a female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics and has five finalists.
- The Customer / Passenger Award
Awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers / passengers in transport, logistics and freight and have two awards, the Above and Beyond Award and the Leader Award which have four and five finalists respectively.
- The Freight Award – Sponsored by Unipart
Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight and also has two awards, the Above and Beyond Award and a Leader Award which have five and four finalists respectively.
- Industry Champion Award – Sponsored by Asda
Awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics and has four finalists
- The Infrastructure Award
Awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure and also has two awards, an Above and Beyond Award and a Leader Award which have four and three finalists respectively.
- International Inspiration Award
Awarded to a woman working outside of the UK & Ireland that is a role model for women in her community with four finalists.
- Male Agent of Change – Sponsored by Advanced Supply Chain Group Limited
Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics and has four finalists.
- The Supply Chain Award
Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment with two awards with the Above and Beyond Award and a Leader Award, these have four finalists in each.
- The Tech Innovator Award – Sponsored by With Wise ltd
Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the Transport and Logistics Industry with eight finalists.
- The Warehousing Award – sponsored by FedEx
Awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment and awards are for the Above and Beyond Award and Leader Award with four and three finalists respectively.
For the previous year’s winners: Amazon everywoman Transport and Logistics 2021 Award Winners.
Women in logistics
Although it is fantastic to celebrate, there’s still a gender imbalance. Globally, only 2% of workers in logistics were female. In the UK, things are much better reflected where 19% of workers in transport and storage were female. However, there are only less than 1% women represented in the HGV drivers’ figures. On the positive side, warehouse workers have a figure of 34%. For the full article, visit crooton Where are women in logistics? A look at the industry’s gender balance.
For women interested in a career in logistics, other helpful sites include CILT Women in Logistics (WiL) who aim to ‘Improve the lives of women in logistics in the UK and address gender imbalance, enabling the logistics industry to benefit from female talent’ and the WIL POWER project with their objective ‘to develop innovative vocational education and training that will assist women working in transport and logistics to progress to leadership roles within their companies and organizations’.