search
date/time
Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
frontpagebusinessartscarslifestylefamilytravelsportsscitechnaturefictionwhatson
9:30 PM 9th May 2022
business

Discover The Women Keeping The Country Moving In Times Of Change



The finalists for the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced. Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics across all sectors of the industry – from freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport. This year’s finalists demonstrate the progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The transport and logistics workforce is one of the largest and, as the pandemic and UK’s HGV driver shortage has shown, one of the most vital in the UK, with over 2.5 million employees. Whilst more women have taken up senior roles since the awards launched 15 years ago, they still only account for 20% of the workforce, showing that there is still more work to be done to attract women to careers in the industry. This is why the work everywoman is doing is so important. By showcasing and applauding the success of women in a diverse range of roles, we can inspire others to carve a career in this industry and this in turn helps create a robust pipeline of future talent across all sectors of transport and logistics.

The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual at any stage in their career who is going “Above and Beyond” for their business, as well as one recipient for the Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change, Apprentice of the Year and Woman of the Year Award.

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, comments: “We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. It’s been another extraordinary year for transport and logistics, with a continued need for adaptation and innovation at every level and across growing areas of the industry. In our finalists we identify and celebrate the passion, dedication, skills, and leadership that are making transport and logistics dynamic and resilient, and that kept the country moving in persistently difficult times. We look forward to the awards ceremony where we can shine a spotlight on some of the most exceptional women whose achievement will motivate others to consider a career in a male-dominated industry, paving the way for future generations of ground-breaking women to succeed.”


Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director of Amazon Logistics said: “Amazon is proud to support the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards and to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women in the industry, showcasing them as role models for the next generation. As a company it is important to us to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for all. Congratulations to all the worthy finalists!”



For the full list of 2022 awards finalists click here: