We were delighted to be present at the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. This year's glittering event, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 13th June, celebrated 14 winners.
For 12 years everywoman has championed women in the transport and logistics industries, showcasing and celebrating the sectors’ most exceptional role models.
The 2019 winners revealed a wide and diverse range of career experiences and journeys, demonstrating the huge number of opportunities and possibilities in the transport industry.
These individuals not only make positive contributions to the businesses in which they work, but also support community initiatives and “pay it forward” by encouraging and mentoring the young talent that follows them. From one woman who saved a client £15 million through technology innovations to another who introduced over 3,000 “walk to school” projects to help reduce air pollution, this year’s winners are the epitome of creative excellence. The use of technology and emotional intelligence is becoming more important than ever to thrive in this evolving industry, and they prove just that.
This year, for the first time, the awards included a category showcasing the young new talent thriving in the industry - The Apprentice of the Year award.
This accolade went to Caitlin Slade, Apprentice Vehicle Technician, Royal Mail Fleet, from Croydon. The award was presented by, Women in Transport board member,Anna Delvecchio, who is Commercial Director of Amey and was named the Everywoman Transport and Logistics Woman of the Year 2018.
Anna, who started her career journey as an engineering apprentice at just 15-years-old told the audience, ”We have amazing rising stars across transport and logistics and the everywoman awards help shine the light on their exceptional work as role models. Creating role models is vital to inspiring the next generation to join and succeed in our sector.”
We were also proud to see several Women in Transport members in the finals of this year's awards. Our congratulations to:
Neil Pepper MBE - Renewals and Enhancements Night Construction Manager, Transport for London
Neil, the very first man to be appointed to the board of Women in Transport, was shortlisted for the Agent for Change Award. This is given to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. To make it through to the last four nominations was quite an achievement but, in our opinion, richly deserved as Neil has always been the champion of women working in the transport industry and works tirelessly as a STEM ambassador to schools,encouraging future generations to join the transport sector.
Mailys Pineau - Principal Transport Consultant at Momentum Transport Consultancy
Mailys, who is also on the Women in Transport Board, was a finalist in the everywoman customer/passenger leader award which is presented to a woman excelling in her role for customers/passengers in transport, logistics and freight. At Momentum Mailys leads transport inputs into complex mixed-use urban development projects. Her role is to manage project teams and co-ordinate transport planning, modelling, cartography and highway design deliverables to private and public sector clients.
Jenni Wiggle - Senior Director at Living Streets
Women in Transport member, Jenni was the winner of the Customer/Passenger Leader Award. At Living Streets, a charity whose objective is to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people to walk more, Jenni is responsible for programme delivery alongside local income and influence activity across England and Scotland. She is passionate about enabling positive social and environmental impacts.
Claire Rose - Senior Construction Manager HS2
Claire was a finalist in the Infrastructure Leader Award which recognises a woman leader who is innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure.
Claire leads the construction for the HS2 Euston Station and actively challenges the diversity and inclusivity practices within the engineering and construction industry for ICE London (where she sits on the Executive Board) and at HS2.
Sharon Duffy - Head of Transport Infrastructure, Transport for London Engineering,
Sharon was shortlisted for The Industry champion Award, given to the individual who plays a vital role in attracting, recruiting and retaining women in transport and logistics.
Sharon is the professional lead and technical authority within the TfL Engineering Transport Infrastructure function and is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 500 engineering professionals.
For more information on the Awards click here