The winners of the 2013 Women in Logistics UK awards were revealed on Friday 20th September at a glittering charity ball in the West Midlands.
“As well as celebrating women’s achievements we had a fantastic night of networking, dancing and fun,” said Women in Logistics founder, Ruth Waring FCILT. “We saw the number of entries to this year’s awards increase threefold and there were almost 6000 votes cast to decide the winners, which clearly shows real interest in this sector.
“The winning companies and individuals showed real thought leadership on gender equality, and had a clear vision for the future.”
The winners, selected by public vote, are as follows:
In the individual categories, which were shortlisted by Professor Richard Wilding of Cranfield University the winners are:
“These are ambitious and high performing women who have made remarkable contributions to our industry, and it’s wonderful to be able to publicly acknowledge their talents,” continued Ruth.
As well as celebrating women in logistics, the event raised over £6000 for Transaid, a charity Women in Logistics UK has supported right from the early days.
Transaid is an international development organisation, and works to reduce poverty and to ensure transport is operated and managed as efficiently and safely as possible in Africa and developing countries. One of Transaid’s most successful projects to date has been their professional driver training project in Africa, where road crashes are the third biggest killer after HIV and malaria.
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Women in Logistics (UK) was established by Ruth Waring and a group of friends in September 2008 to support the careers of women in the logistics field. It aims to increase the number of women in the sector, improve life for those women already working in logistics and address the gender imbalance issue in logistics. It now has over 3500 members.