CILT incorporates Women In Logistics to create new forum
The Women in Logistics UK (WiL) group has been incorporated into The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
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.”
The Forum will put on networking and professional development events and provide an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture female talent within 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.”