The finalists in the 2020 Awards for Everywoman in Transport & Logistics have now been announced, with the winners celebrated at an awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on October 6, 2020.

The Everywoman awards were launched in 2007 to help advance women working in Transport and Logistics and attract new female talent to the sector.

The benefits of greater representation

It makes sense that a more representative workforce, that better represents all of society, will help to steer the business to better reflect, understand and meet the needs of all of society.  In particular, putting women in top leadership is good for business.

A study by S&P Global Market Intelligence found that female CFOs collectively brought in $1.8 trillion more than the men before them.  On average, female CFOs increased profits by an average of 6% and improved stock returns by 8% within two years of being appointed. What’s more, Companies with gender diversity in leadership outperform their less diverse peers. On average, their advantage is seen in a 48 percent higher operating margin, a 42 percent higher return on sales and a 45 percent higher earnings per share. In addition, gender-diverse teams make better business decisions up to 73 percent of the time.

Attracting more women into the transport and logistics sector

Although there are now more women in leadership roles in the sector, women continue to be underrepresented in the transport and logistics workforce.

Today, women account for only 20 percent of the total workforce of the sector – illustrating how much initiatives like the Everywoman awards are still greatly needed.

The awards have a dual impact.  They play an important role in celebrating and highlighting the achievements of women to the rest of the sector, but also in showcasing the sector as an attractive career destination for women.

The Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards feature nine categories, with five of the categories having two winners.

In this way, the awards recognise women at any stage of their career who have gone above and beyond their roles to help drive organisational success, as well as those in leadership roles.

The categories are:

  • The Freight Award (sponsored by Unipart Rail)
    Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight.
  • The Customer/Passenger Award (sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK ltd)
    Awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers / passengers in transport, logistics and freight.
  • The Infrastructure Award
    Awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure.
  • The Supply Chain Award (sponsored by Wincanton)
    Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment.
  • The Warehousing Award (sponsored by TNT/FedEx)
    Awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.
  • Industry Champion Award (sponsored by Asda)
    Awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.
  • Male Agent of Change (sponsored by Siemens Mobility ltd)
    Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.
  • Apprentice of the Year
    Awarded to any male or female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics.
  • International Inspiration Award
    Awarded to a woman who founded a training consultancy with a focus on removing the social barriers to entrepreneurship.

The sixty finalists are some of the most outstanding individuals working in transport and logistics today.

While the winners will be announced in October, nominations for the 2021 awards have already opened.

If you’d like to enter or nominate someone for next year’s awards, please visit the Everywoman website:

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