Women in Logistics searching for industry superstars

woman-star-jumpingWomen working within the logistics sector, and the companies that support them, have until April 17th to be considered for one of four national awards.

The Women in Logistics annual awards, now in their fourth year, were created to honour commitment to promoting and supporting females within the logistics industry. Winners will be revealed at a glittering prize-giving ceremony at Hinckley Island Hotel on 26th June 2015 at 7pm – 11:30pm.

Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, will lead the judging of entrants.

The event is run by the 3,500-strong Women in Logistics membership organisation, which was formed in 2008 by Ruth Waring to provide support and champion the cause..

Ruth said: “The annual awards ceremony is the industry’s chance to highlight those who have made a real difference. We are proud to be able to honour both individuals who have worked to make an impact, as well as the company which has shown the most commitment.

“We established Women in Logistics to increase the number of women in the sector, improve life for those women already working in logistics and to address the gender imbalance issue in logistics. Anybody who has worked towards that cause over the last 12 months is invited to put themselves forward – or be nominated by a colleague – for a deserved award.”

Prizes will be presented for the Leader of the Year, sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel, Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by BiS Henderson, and Company of the Year, sponsored by the Forton Group.

There are still opportunities for corporate sponsors to get involved, with the Diversity Champion of the Year category currently seeking a sponsor.

Nominations can be made online at http://womeninlogistics.org.uk/ until April 17.

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