Announcement of Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Award Winners
The winners of the 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards have been announced.
The awards, supported by Fleet News, took place online this year, celebrating 16 exceptional people working in the transportation and logistics industry, promoting their achievements and showcasing them as inspiring role models for the next generation of talent. female.
The winners encompassed a range of career experiences, “revealing the breadth of opportunities available to women in an industry often associated with men,” Everywoman said.
Alison Wynne Davis, Managing Director of Gist, won the Supply Chain Leader Award, while Kathy Cooke, Operations Manager at Wincanton was named the winner of the Supply Chain Above and Beyond Award.
The Above and Beyond Award recognizes a woman who has “exceeded expectations” in her role to contribute to the success of the organization. It is awarded to a woman at any stage of her career, in recognition of her commitment to go further.
The Leader Award recognizes a woman in a leadership position within her organization. It will make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the company.
Sheeren Husein, Head of Linehaul at DPD Group UK, won the Freight Leader Award and Danielle Owen, Head of Marketing and Communications, won the Freight Above and Beyond Award.
For the first time, the awards introduced the âTech Innovator Awardâ to celebrate a woman who designs, develops, researches, implements or is âexceptionally creativeâ with technology in the industry.
The award went to Kate Lovatt, IT director at EV Cargo, who spearheaded her company’s Trident technology, which increased cargo handled by its smart forklifts by 24%.
She also engineered technology to keep the business moving during lockdown, while minimizing face-to-face contact.
Winner of the Woman of the Year Award
The coveted “Woman of the Year” went to Jaya Sajnani (pictured), Director and Head of Transportation at YG Travel, which provides transportation solutions for weddings, corporate events, schools and tours educational.
The judges said they were impressed with his entrepreneurial history, which saw Sajnani leave his small town in India to study finance in the UK, before setting up his own business in 2018 with a minibus.
Under his leadership the company grew and now employs 15 drivers. Sajnani was also recognized for her dedication to supporting other women through a non-profit platform she created to help women start their own businesses.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of Everywoman, said: âWe are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.
âThe events of the past 18 months have put unprecedented pressure on our vital transportation and logistics industry, but it has risen to the challenge of keeping the country, its people, its goods and services on the move, even as we have undergone seismic changes.
“This is in large part due to the skills, leadership, passion and dedication of their female workforce and we feel honored to recognize them and celebrate their accomplishments.”
Graham Allison, Amazon Regional Director, said: âI was thrilled to be part of the jury and to hear all the amazing stories from the amazing women who, over the past year, have worked tirelessly to make advancing Britain at a time when customers needed it. this industry more than ever.
âAs a company, it is important for us to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for all.
âI want to congratulate all of the deserving award winners who really showcase the exceptional female talent we have in the transportation and logistics industry. “
Other winners of the Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics 2021 Awards (see finalists):
The Client / Passenger Award – sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK
Above and Beyond – Paula Jones, City Center Supervisor at Brighton & Hove and Metrobus, from Hove
Leader – Dr Claire Williams, Technical Director – Human Factors and Behavior Change, Atkins, London
The Infrastructure Award – sponsored by Mott MacDonald
Above and Beyond – Charlotte Robinson, Planner at Dyer & Butler, London
Leader – Lesley Waud, Director of Design Development, Transport UK & Europe at Atkins, London
The Warehousing Award – sponsored by FedEx
Above and Beyond – Laura Morrison, Managing Director, at Wincanton, from Corby
Leader – Chloe Ball, Warehouse Manager at AF Blakemore, Wolverhampton
The Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Asda
Caroline Welch, Head of Learning at Go-Ahead London, London
Male change agent
Dominic Mottram, Project Manager and Co-Chair of Inspire Network Rail, Birmingham
Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by Unipart Rail
Sian Coley, graduate apprentice at CEVA Logistics, from Ashby de la Zouch
Internationally Inspired Award
Smita Sawdadkar, Global Design Education Service Manager (EDPM) at Atkins, India