The WiL mission is to:

Attract, retain and support women working in logistics and promote the broader diversity agenda
Provide opportunities for the logistics industry, and other key stakeholders, to support women working in the sector and identify and address the challenges to recruitment and retention

The objectives of the forum are to:

  • Connect – Provide networking and professional development events
  • Engage – To provide a voice for women working in logistics and to address, from a female perspective, key challenges the profession faces
  • Inspire – Provide an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture female talent within the sector

From humble beginnings in 2008, Women in Logistics has grown to a membership of nearly 4,000. In 2014, the organisation started a process of restructuring in order to cope with the size and to enable us to continue to grow and serve our members. In 2018, Women in Logistics became incorporated into the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK), creating a wider platform to extend our reach and continue to engage, connect and inspire the profession.

 Today is about celebrating Women in Logistics and Transport!

Earlier this year we honoured a number of Woment in Transport



TRANSPORT WOMEN HONOURED
 

The outstanding achievements of two professional women in trucking have been recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List for their service to the road transport industry. 

Director of Whiteline Transport, Sharon Middleton, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, and co-owner of NJ and NP Jones, Nancy Phyllis Jones, have been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia. 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) represents the 50,000 businesses and 211,500 people in the Australian trucking industry and congratulates Mrs Middleton and Ms Jones for their achievements. 

“Both Sharon and Phyllis are well-known within the trucking industry for their passion and dedication, each demonstrating a commitment to improving the industry and ensuring its professionalism,” ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.    

Director of Whiteline Transport, Sharon Middleton is the President of the South Australian Road Transport Association, is an ATA Board Member, is a former director of Transport Women Australia, and was inducted into the Transport Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Mrs Middleton was named the National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 2013 and was awarded the South Australian Road Transport Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2011. 

Co-owner of NJ and NP Jones, Nancy Phyllis Jones has been a driver for 11 years and stands as a member of the Livestock and Rural Carriers Association of Victoria, Transport Women Australia and NatRoad. 

Ms Jones was named the National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 2001, awarded the NatRoad Quiet Achiever Award in 2003, was inducted into the Transport Hall of Fame in 2004 and was awarded life membership of the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association in 2010. 

“The Australian trucking industry is home to many outstanding women, and it’s important they are recognised for their contribution,” Mr Crouch said. 

“I commend Sharon and Phyllis on their achievements and congratulate them for receiving such a prestigious honour,” he said.

Today we honour Women Internationally and acknowledge the work of our WiLAT members globally who are represented in National Chapters and lead by an International Convenor who sits on the CILT International Management Committee. The Global Conveor aided by the Global Adviser is reponsible for the growth and development of WiLAT internationally and for co-ordinating the Abbual Global Conference.

A quote that come to mind:

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." - Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States

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