An awards event celebrating the outstanding achievement by women in the transport sector has announced its finalists.
The 2020 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards has revealed 60 individuals who come from sectors from freight and rail to retail and air transport.
A key award in the logistics calendar, the aim is to showcase the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, helping to redefine and challenge perceptions of a male-dominated sector.
Since the inception of the awards 13 years ago, more women have taken up senior roles in transport and logistics, but still account for just 20% of the overall workforce.
Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman, said, “With the Coronavirus outbreak shining a spotlight on how crucial our transport and logistics sector is, celebrating role models and creating a strong pipeline of female talent is more important now than ever before.
“At an uncertain time, it is clear that long-term risk management and innovation in problem-solving will be vital to ensure the future of the industry and these are skills that show marked improvement within companies where women fill leadership roles.”
The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry ‘Leader’ and one individual at any stage in their career who is going ‘Above and Beyond’ for their business.
The awards will also have a global reach with the introduction of a new International Inspiration Award.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on October 6.