The 2010 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards is open for entries from 1 December 2009. Following tremendous success in the previous two years, the awards, in association with Skills for Logistics, recognise women who serve as role models in the industry, demonstrating the wide variety of career opportunities available in the sector.
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. The MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistic Awards is the only programme of its kind showcasing the industrys most talented and inspirational women.
The awards will shine the spotlight once again on the women who are succeeding across the various sectors of this industry. These are role models who contradict any pre-conceived ideas that the industry is a place that offers few opportunities for women where only men can make it to the top. The awards shine the spotlight on women that others can aspire to, women who are breaking down barriers and succeeding in the industry. These awards highlight the achievements of the industrys successful women and in doing so inspire more women to consider a career in transport and logistics.
Maxine Benson, Co-founder and Director of everywoman comments, Despite the progress that has already been made, women are still greatly under-represented in the industry. It is a sector full of fantastic career opportunities which these awards seek to highlight in order to demonstrate to other young females the various different options and roles that women already excel in.
Des Evans, Chief Executive of MAN Truck and Bus UK comments, Its again a great pleasure for MAN Truck & Bus UK to be sponsoring the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards for the third consecutive year. The previous awards in 2008 and 2009 were such a success we were honoured to be asked to a part of them again in 2010. MAN has a long established program of encouraging women to enter and excel in what by many is seen as a traditionally male dominated industry. This perception is continuing to diminish fast as growing numbers of energetic, career minded women choose to work in transport and logistics. If the calibre of the previous years nominees and winners are anything to go by these awards is testament to all the women working within this sector. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the entrants good luck in their chosen category.
Dr Mick Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Logistics adds, Skills for Logistics is proud to support the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. 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. The women that have been nominated for these awards have demonstrated a wide range of skills that are helping to ensure the ongoing success of our industry. By celebrating these achievements and encouraging the recognition of women working in logistics these awards help to raise its profile and demonstrate the opportunities and the wide-ranging roles that are available within it.
A glittering awards ceremony and lunch will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, on Thursday 13 May 2010 when politicians, media, captains of industry, companies who recognise the value of a diverse workplace, and the industrys most successful women will gather to honour outstanding female success. Supported by trade associations and industry bodies across the sector, the MAN everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards are uncovering the industrys most talented employees.
Nominations will close on 19 February 2010 and entries can be made online from 1 December at http://www.everywoman.com/. For table bookings please contact everywoman on 0207 981 2574.