How to champion women’s careers in the logistics, transport and e-commerce industries
What concrete actions can our industry take to ensure successful and happy careers for women? Read below for our learnings on what all related organisations can do to make meaningful changes towards gender equality.
In their review of How Women Experience the Logistics Industry, recruitment company Crooton identified that the largest barrier to women enjoying careers in logistics is the make-up of leadership. The people trying to improve conditions for women are likely to be men; it’s essential that women’s voices are heard and that leaders make the changes which female employees actually want.
As a very encouraging sign, this study nonetheless concluded that overwhelmingly women in logistics feel very positive about the industry as well as respected and supported by male colleagues:
Far from feeling isolated, women in the logistics sector almost universally praise their workplace’s support, teamwork, and camaraderie.
Recommended steps towards gender equality include: