CILT welcomes Women in Logistics into organisation

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have incorporated the Women in Logistics (WiL) group into its organisation.

The incorporation took effect on 1 March 2018.

The CILT commented : “The newly formed Women in Logistics Forum will provide opportunities for the logistics and transport profession, and other key stakeholders, to support women working in the sector and identify and address the challenges to recruitment and retention. The Forum will continue to create an engaging and motivational platform to raise awareness of gender equality throughout the profession.”

According to the CILT, the WiL group will put on networking and professional development events, providing an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture women’s talent in the sector.

Ruth Waring FCILT, Founder, Women in Logistics, and Chair of the new forum, said: “I am very excited about the incorporation. It provides a huge opportunity to our current and future members to better engage with and understand the sector.”

Richard Atkinson CBE FCILT, Director of Marketing and Communications, CILT(UK), added: “The incorporation of Women in Logistics within CILT is both progressive and essential. This is central to CILT’s strategy, which includes promoting diversity of thought, inclusivity and advancing the best people for the best jobs.”