Jean Haslam Woman of the Year (Individual Award)
Open to any logistician who challenges pre-conceptions as an outstanding role model in this male-centric industry. An ambitious and high-performing individual who is making a remarkable contribution and champions the achievements of women in the UK logistics sector. The aim in granting this award is to provide a platform to recognise the exceptional achievements of women in our sector and expose the growing demand for gender equality in our talent pool.
In 1972, Jean Haslam was the first woman to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport. After working as Assistant Transport Manager at Rylands Wire in Warrington, Jean was employed by the US army to support the development of Burtonwood into its cold war logistics centre for Europe. Her responsibilities extended to all US army bases in the UK and she won international recognition for her brilliant cost saving initiatives. 40 years on, this award honours her pioneering legacy.Individual Award Nomination Form
Proposed Judges: Prof Richard Wilding & David Haslam
Women in Logistics Company of the Year (Corporate Award)
Open to any company in the UK logistics sector which demonstrates commitment and innovation in attracting, developing and retaining women at all levels. An exceptional organisation displaying thought leadership on gender equality and using practical methods to achieve proven results. The aim in granting this award is to share best practice, showing how companies in our sector are creating and demanding gender equality as a pre-requisite for doing business in the 21st century.
Women in Logistics (UK) was established by Ruth Waring and a group of friends in September 2008 to support the careers of women in the logistics field. It aims to increase the number of women in the sector, improve life for those women already working in logistics and address the gender imbalance issue in logistics. This is achieved through fabulous networking events, a structured mentoring scheme and a commitment to show-casing women's achievements in the trade press and at industry events. The group is free to join, and is open to anyone interested in the logistics sector who shares these ideals.Corporate Award Nomination Form
Proposed Judges: Prof Richard Wilding & Ruth Waring
The deadline for nominations in either category is Monday 28th May. We plan to issue our shortlist in early June (no later than 11th June) with a facility for people to select the final winner by a public online vote. Winners will be announced on Friday 6th July at the Women in Logistics UK Summer Charity Ball & Awards Night, held in aid of our chosen charity, Transaid. The prize is an engraved glass trophy for each winner.