The 2011 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Award open for entries on 1st December.
The awards, in association with Skills for Logistics, identify women who are positive role models in the industry, demonstrating the breadth of career opportunities available in this sector.
Maxine Benson, co-founder and director of everywoman, said: “We’ve made strides to identify the positive female role models within the industry, however it’s apparent that it remains a non-traditional sector for women, with many females not realising the wealth of career opportunities available. We look forward to continuing to help re-address the balance with this year’s finalists.”
Awards categories include those responsible for managing warehouses, those starting out in the industry, commercial drivers, directors and women leading successful teams.
There is an award for the overall woman who stands out from the crowd in her achievements and ability to go that extra mile in her role.
A new award this year is the Green Champion Award, which will be awarded to an individual who has addressed and reduced the impacts of an operation on the environment and/or engaged employees in a Green agenda.
Des Evans, chief executive of MAN Truck and Bus UK said: “If the high standard of the previous year’s nominees and winners are anything to go by these awards are proof to all the women working within this sector of what can be achieved.
And Dr Mick Jackson, chief executive officer of Skills for Logistics added: “Workforce diversity is a key factor in ensuring that the sector moves forward. There are not enough women represented in logistics, so it is exciting to see so many women that are contributing to the future of such a vital sector to the UK and indeed the global economy.”
Nominations close on Friday 11th February, and the awards will be presented at a lunch at The Savoy Hotel in London on 4th May.
Entries can be made online from 1st December at www.everywoman.com