The finalists for the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced. Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics across all sectors of the industry – from freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport. This year’s finalists demonstrate the progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.
The transport and logistics workforce is one of the largest and, as the pandemic and UK’s HGV driver shortage has shown, one of the most vital in the UK, with over 2.5 million employees. Whilst more women have taken up senior roles since the awards launched 15 years ago, they still only account for 20% of the workforce, showing that there is still more work to be done to attract women to careers in the industry. This is why the work everywoman is doing is so important. By showcasing and applauding the success of women in a diverse range of roles, we can inspire others to carve a career in this industry and this in turn helps create a robust pipeline of future talent across all sectors of transport and logistics.
The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual at any stage in their career who is going “Above and Beyond” for their business, as well as one recipient for the Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change, Apprentice of the Year and Woman of the Year Award.
Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, comments: “We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. It’s been another extraordinary year for transport and logistics, with a continued need for adaptation and innovation at every level and across growing areas of the industry. In our finalists we identify and celebrate the passion, dedication, skills, and leadership that are making transport and logistics dynamic and resilient, and that kept the country moving in persistently difficult times. We look forward to the awards ceremony where we can shine a spotlight on some of the most exceptional women whose achievement will motivate others to consider a career in a male-dominated industry, paving the way for future generations of ground-breaking women to succeed.”
Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director of Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon is proud to support the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards and to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women in the industry, showcasing them as role models for the next generation. 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. Congratulations to all the worthy finalists!”
The 2022 award finalists are as follows:
Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by Mott MacDonald:
Awarded to a female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics.
- Amy Hinsliff-Smith, Innovation Degree Apprentice at CEVA Logistics, from Nottingham
- Jade Foxx, HGV Driver at ASDA, from Oxfordshire
- Laura Burkill, Logistics Traffic Office Manager at Royal Mail, from Nottingham
- Marnie McKay, Engineer at Atkins, from Falkirk
- Olivia O’Neill, Apprentice Recruitment Advisor at Kinaxia Logistics, from Warrington
The Customer / Passenger Award:
Awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers / passengers in transport, logistics and freight.
Above and Beyond
- Laura Farndon, Senior Account Executive at FedEx Express, from Oxford
- Lauren Barton, Planning and Delivery Manager at Transport for London, from London
- Vanessa Orbinson, Project Implementation Coordinator at Travis Perkins PLC, from Fleet
- Wendy Thomas, Operational Commercial Solutions Manager at Royal Mail, from Loughborough
- Lara Gavillet, Project Manager at Royal Mail, from Hertfordshire
- Lindsay Ashton, Account Manager (Defence) at Wincanton, from Glasgow
- Parveen Bhavra, Strategic Insight Lead at HS1 Ltd, from London
- Samantha Teggart, Operations Manager at Abellio London, from London
- Shelley Clark, HR Business Partner – Drivers/Ops and Chair of Disability Staff Network Group at Great Western Railway, from Swindon
The Freight Award – sponsored by Unipart Rail:
Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight.
Above and Beyond
- Amy Pope, Air Freight Supervisor at TPS Global Logistics, from London
- Beth Dolphin, Operations Manager at Amazon, from Swindon
- Cheralyn Roden, Marketing Coordinator at Moody Logistics and Storage, from Northumberland
- Emma Archer, Compliance & Continuous Improvement Manager at S&S Distribution Ltd., from Tonbridge
- Paige Carpenter, Sea Freight Supervisor at TPS Global Logistics, from London
- Fiona Dempster, Head of Logistics at PG Paper Company Ltd, from Greenock
- Marie Hill, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at DB Cargo Rail UK, from Doncaster
- Nicola Gray, Regional General Manager at GEFCO UK, from Manchester
- Nancy Hobhouse, Head of ESG at Evri, from Leeds
Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Asda:
Awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.
- Faye Calland, Senior Manager – Same Day Operations at FedEx, from Warwick
- Kris Hammond, Site Lead LBA1 Amazon Core Fulfilment at Amazon UK, from Doncaster
- Marcia Williams, Head of Customer Service Northern Line at Atkins, from London
- Susan McKeown, Regional Transport General Manager at Clipper Logistics PLC, from London
The Infrastructure Award:
Awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure.
Above and Beyond
- Georgia Thompson, Assistant Design Programme Manager at Bam Nuttall, from Milton Keynes
- Laura Lightfoot, Project Agent at Story Contracting, from Leeds
- Laura Reardon, Risk & Safety Team Lead at Atkins, from London
- Pip Summersgill, Transformation Advisor at FedEx Express, from Birmingham
- Amanda White, Rail Programme Director at Transport for West Midlands, from Birmingham
- Sarah Coulson, Parcel Automation Programme Director at Royal Mail, from London
- 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.
- Amelie Stoverock, EU AMZL SO PMO Manager at Amazon EU Sarl, from Luxembourg
- Elisabeth Holzer, Department Manager Rolling Road at ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, from Vienna
- Eylem Zagli, Manager Customer Care Planning & Engineering at FedEx International, from Netherlands
- Ruchi Sodhi Mathur, Senior Manager Marketing at DSV: Global Transport and Logistics, from Gurugram, India
Male Agent of Change Award:
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
- Gary Smithson, Rail Director at Morson, from Manchester
- Justin Trotman, MD Road Network Northern Europe at FedEx Express, from Birmingham
- Sukhy Duggal, Client Director at Atkins, from London
The Supply Chain Award:
Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment.
Above and Beyond
- Laura Buckby, Shift Manager at ASDA Logistics Services, from Leicestershire
- Sinead Fitzpatrick, Global Account Manager Healthcare at FedEx, from Dublin
- Tracy Halliday, Supply Chain Ordnance Warrant Officer at Ministry of Defence, from Bristol
- Tracy Marrs, RAF Reserve Logistics Supply Training Coordinator at Royal Air Force, from Peterborough
- Claire Webb, Managing Director at Advanced Supply Chain, from Bradford
- Nicky McGoarty, Head of Mobile Supply Chain at Virgin Media Q2, from Leeds
- Sarah Murray, Head of EU Supply Chain Training & EEX at Wayfair, from Leicestershire
- Varsha Ghetia, Transport Operations Manager at Wincanton, from Rugby
The Tech Innovator Award – sponsored by With Wise Ltd
Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the transport and logistics industry.
- Betty Helienek, Cybersecurity Capability Lead at WSP, from Southsea
- Charul Gupta, Senior Product Manager at Transport for London, from London
- Claire Charlton, Head of W2 (Wincanton’s Innovation Programme) at Wincanton, from Bristol
- Irene McAleese, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense, from Northern Ireland
- Olga Anapryenka, Principal Consultant, New Mobility at Steer, from London
- Penelope Amatt, Corporate Responsibility Programmes Manager at Royal Mail, from London
- Tanya Fosdick, Research Director at Agilysis, from Banbury
- Trupti Trivedi, IT Manager at FedEx Express, from Coventry
The Warehousing Award – sponsored by FedEx
Awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.
Above and Beyond
- Bhavni Shah, Capacity & Planning Manager at Wincanton, from London
- Maddie Thatcher, Facilities & Operations Support Manager at CEVA Logistics, from Northamptonshire
- Sarah Green, General Managers Assistant at Amazon, from Fife
- Simona Demcakova, Warehouse Department Manager at ASDA, from Cheshire
- Cait Simper, Senior Warehouse Professional at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, from Wakefield
- Lisa Tomlinson, Divisional Director 3PL at Carlton Forest 3PL, from Scunthorpe
- Nikki Foley, General Manager at Wincanton, from Lichfield
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on 30th June 2022 in London. For further information, or to book tickets, click here.