The everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards is calling for entries for next year’s awards, which are sponsored by the Freight Transport Association.
Theo de Pencier, chief executive of the FTA said: “Industry cannot be passive in attracting women, and the everywoman awards are the perfect opportunity to showcase how women can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one which is why FTA is delighted to support this event. FTA is leading by example through the high proportion of female specialists and managers it employs and women also hold key positions on its main operating Board.”
Everywoman found that although 94 per cent of women in logistics middle management feel their career aspirations could be fulfilled within the sector, significantly fewer women than men are working in this industry, with only 25 per cent of the workforce being female.
The research also found that lack of role models and access to influential mentors, were key limiting factors for women in the industry. The research was undertaken at the second annual everywoman Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy event held in June 2012.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, said: “We want to encourage more women to abandon their misconceptions and learn more about the diverse range of opportunities offered in transport and logistics.
“These Awards are a channel for unearthing role models, in order to readdress the gender imbalance in the sector and I urge women already leading the way to enter.”