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Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics award winners 2022

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The winners of the Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards were announced on Thursday 30th June during a ceremony at the Grosvenor hotel in London.

The winners of the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced. Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrated 16 outstanding individuals working in the transport and logistics sector, honouring and championing their achievements as well as recognising them as role models for the next generation of female talent. 

This year’s winners encompassed a wide range of career experiences and journeys – from apprentice to senior leader - showcasing both the breadth of opportunities available for women in this traditionally male-dominated industry and the vital contribution women make across all sectors of the industry; from freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport. These individuals not only make positive contributions to the businesses for which they work, but also encourage other women to achieve success by supporting and mentoring young female talent. 

The awards recognised two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual going “Above and Beyond” for their business, as well as one recipient for each of the Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change and Apprentice of the Year Awards. 

The 2022 Woman of the Year Award was given to Faye Calland, Senior Manager – Same Day Operations at FedEx, from Warwick, a position she has held since 2015. The judges were impressed by her 25 years’ worth of experience and success across several roles, from implementing reorganisations to introducing technology that delivered a £2.4m annual saving to the business. An active mentor, group coach and lead chair of the FedEx Women Inclusion Network (WIL), she has been instrumental in increasing the network’s membership by 138% to 400 members which includes over 50 male colleagues. Empowering these members to be male agents of change is important to Faye. 

The other award winners were: 

Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by Mott MacDonald - awarded to a female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics. 

  • Jade Foxx, HGV Driver at ASDA, from Didcot

The Customer / Passenger Award – awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers / passengers in transport, logistics and freight. 

Above and Beyond 

  • Lauren Barton, Planning and Delivery Manager at Transport for London, from London 

Leader 

  • Lindsay Ashton, Account Manager at Wincanton, from Glasgow 

 

The Freight Awardsponsored by Unipart Rail – awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight. 

Above and Beyond 

  • Cheralyn Roden, Marketing Coordinator at Moody Logistics and Storage, from Northumberland 

Leader 

  • Fiona Dempster, Head of Logistics at PG Paper Company Ltd, from Greenock 

 

Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Asda – awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. 

  • Susan McKeown, Regional Transport General Manager at Clipper Logistics, from London 

 

The Infrastructure Award – awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure. 

Above and Beyond 

  • Laura Lightfoot, Section Engineer at BAM Nuttall, from Leeds 

Leader 

  • Sue Simmods, Head of Transport Infrastructure at Transport for London, from London 

 

The International Inspiration Award – awarded to a woman working outside of the UK & Ireland that is a role model for women in her community. 

  • Eylem Zagli, Manager Customer Care Planning & Engineering at FedEx International, from Netherlands 

 

Male Agent of Change Awardsponsored by Advanced Supply Chain Group Limited - awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. 

  • Adrian Morris, General Manager at ASDA, from Bedford 

 

The Supply Chain Award – awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment. 

Above and Beyond 

  • Tracy Halliday, Supply Chain Ordnance Warrant Officer at Ministry of Defence, from Bristol 

Leader 

  • Varsha Ghetia, Transport Operations Manager at Wincanton, from Rugby 

 

The Tech Innovator Awardsponsored by With Wise Ltd – awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the transport and logistics industry. 

  • Charul Gupta, Senior Product Manager at Transport for London, from London 

 

The Warehousing Awardsponsored by FedEx – awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment. 

Above and Beyond 

  • Maddie Thatcher, Facilities & Operations Support Manager at CEVA Logistics, from Northamptonshire 

Leader 

  • Nikki Foley, General Manager at Wincanton, from Lichfield 

 

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, comments: “We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Our winners embody the passion, dedication, skills, and leadership that are making transport and logistics both dynamic and resilient. We are thrilled to be able to shine a spotlight on these inspirational role models that have risen to the challenge and kept the country moving in persistently difficult times.”  

Priyanka Bernard, General Manager of Amazon in Dartford and Board Member of Amazon’s Women in Operations UK affinity committee, said: “It was an honour to be on the judging panel and hear all the amazing stories from the extraordinary women who have worked tirelessly to keep Britain moving. As a company it is important to us to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for all. I would like to congratulate all the worthy winners who truly showcase the exceptional female talent we have in the transport and logistics industry!” 

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