Discover the women keeping the country moving in times of change

The 2023 everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards are now open for entries

The 2023 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, launched to inspire more women to progress careers in the industry, are open for nominations until 6th February 2023. Now in their 16th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics showcasing their progression, accomplishments, and the increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The transport and logistics industry has been intensely challenged over the past few years, with post-Brexit adjustments, the COVID-19 crisis throwing the sector into the spotlight as never before, subsequent challenges around international travel, increased demand for online shopping and delivery services. With women still only accounting for 20% of the 1.7 million people working in transport and logistics, tackling the lack of female recruits would be an invaluable resource to a pressurised industry. The everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards play an important role in highlighting success stories, shifting perceptions and creating role models to inspire future female talent who may not see the industry as an option to them, whether that’s in distribution, technical and operational roles, or leadership and management positions.

A significant 76% of former Award winners agreed that their everywoman Award has positively impacted their career and 63% said it improved their personal and professional confidence, demonstrating the powerful impact that these awards have and the importance of role models for women in traditionally under-represented industries[1]. There will be two winners per category (Leader and Above & Beyond) as well as one recipient of the Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change, Apprentice of the Year and Woman of the Year Award. In recognition of the significant and vital role sustainability has played in transforming the sector a new category “Sustainability Champion” will be included this year for the first time.

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, comments: “With the continued challenges faced by the transport and logistics industry, it is important that we identify and celebrate the women whose resilience, skills, and leadership are making transport and logistics the dynamic industry that it is and have kept the country moving in persistently demanding times.

We look forward to shining a spotlight on some of the most exceptional women whose innovation, adaptation and achievements will inspire future generations of women to fulfil their career ambitions in this vibrant industry.”

The 2023 award categories are as follows:

  • The Customer / Passenger Award – awarded to two women whose commitment to the highest standards of customer or passenger service led to outstanding business results
  • The Freight Award – awarded to two women exemplifying the excellence, drive and innovation of women across the freight subsector
  • The Infrastructure Awardsponsored by IAG Cargo – awarded to two women who are demonstrating outstanding achievements within infrastructure
  • The Supply Chain Awardsponsored by Unipart Rail – awarded to two women who show exceptional talent and drive within the supply chain system
  • The Warehousing Award – awarded to two women excelling in their role within a warehousing environment
  • Industry Champion Award – awarded to a female pioneer whose longstanding and continuous support of women in transport and logistics has led to impactful and measurable change
  • International Inspiration Award – awarded to an exceptional role model working outside of the UK & Ireland who inspires women and men in their community
  • Apprentice of the Year Award – awarded to an enterprising female apprentice who is making an exceptional contribution to their organisation in their early career
  • Male Agent of Change Awardsponsored by Mott MacDonald – awarded to a male role model who is actively committed to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring, or championing the progress of women in transport and logistics in his organisation and beyond
  • The Tech Innovator Award – awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the industry
  • Sustainability Champion Award – awarded to a woman or female- team making an exemplary contribution to sustainability and environmental protection within a transport or logistics company

[1] Everywoman Impact Report 2020