Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop.com, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America.
“Women are making enormous strides in the $186 billion logistics industry,” said Nancy O’Liddy, chief of staff with the Transportation Intermediaries Association. “In fact, that is why TIA started their own Women in Logistics Committee, which then prompted us to partner with Women In Trucking. Great friendships and partnerships have grown from that joint effort and we are proud to present this award at our annual convention.”
Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at www.womenintrucking.org/DWLA.
“The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award allows us an opportunity to honor a trailblazing woman who has exceeded her role in supply chain management and is both a role model and a pioneer in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO, Women In Trucking Association.
Sponsored by Truckstop.com and TIA, the award is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking. Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz was the 2018 DWLA winner.
The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT, Truckstop.com, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and academia. The winner of the 2019 DWLA will be announced during the TIA “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition, on Friday, April 12 from 9-11 a.m. in Orlando, FL.
“Although typically seen as a male-dominated industry, women play a critical role in trucking and transportation and are key to keeping the wheels moving,” said Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer, Truckstop.com. “We are very excited to partner with Women In Trucking, to celebrate the achievements and efforts of the women that make this industry great, and to shine a spotlight on the growing number of opportunities for women in the transportation and logistics industry.”