Thursday 20th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Second annual Everywoman academy

Women working in transport and logistics agreed that lack of role models, the ability to work flexibly, and the lack of access to influential mentors were the key factors limiting womens’ careers, at the 2nd annual everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy.

Maxine Benson MBE co-founder of everywoman says: “Transport & Logistics is an industry that women find offers a rewarding and varied career, once they are employed in it. And yet awareness of the opportunities it offers is low and an area we need to focus on if we want to ensure more women bring their talents to it.”

Attendees at this year’s academy, held in partnership with the Freight Transport Association and the National Skills Academy for Logistics, represented a cross section of the industry from a wide range of companies including MAN Bus & Truck; Asda; CEVA Logistics; DHL; TNT; Royal Mail and Wincanton.