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Women in Logistics shortlist

[ June 18, 2012   //   ]

Women in Logistics has unveiled the shortlist for its inaugural awards at Voting ends on 4 July at 8pm.

The awards ceremony will be held at Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange Hotel on 6 July.

Vying for the corporate award are three businesses that have demonstrated commitment and innovation in attracting, developing and retaining women at all levels.

They are:

CEVA Logistics – an international supply chain management company which established the Women’s Interactive Network offering support and mentoring for females in the industry

Premier Farnell – a global, multi-channel distributor whose chief executive, Harriet Green, was named in the FT’s Top 50 Women in Business and which also employs a female chair and head of global supply

Pepsico – the world-famous food and drinks brand which assists in the provision of female mentors to women-only businesses and has increased its recruitment of women by 50% in the last year.

This award is sponsored by The Forton Group (

The individual award is bestowed in honour of Jean Haslam, who was the first female and the first non-American to be voted the best transport manager in the US army and the first woman to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

Shortlisted for this prestigious award are four high-performing and ambitious individuals who are working to challenge pre-conceptions in this male-centric industry.

They are:

Philippa Bell – the director of Shipmore who has lobbied the Minister of Transport to raise the profile of women in logistics

Marie Boyer – the managing director of France Line, who has overseen a huge increase in shipments and turnover in the last 12 months

Adele Waite – general manager of a $1.25bn global contract for DHL who has driven growth of return on capital employed by 740% for her organisation

Lynne Watson – contract development manager at Wincanton who was integral in acquiring a £26m contract with Sainsbury’s

This award is sponsored by Hays Logistics (

Selecting this shortlist from the list of candidates was the job of Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, and Ruth Waring FCILT, who established Women in Logistics in 2008.