Jane Gorick, managing director of retail pallet pool operator LPR UK (La Palette Rouge), has just been announced as one of the finalists in the 2011 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the achievements of women making a difference and demonstrating success in a sector which has traditionally been male-dominated.
Gorick is one of just three finalists in the Director of the Year category, sponsored by Asda, and will be competing against Nicole Howarth of Global Freight Services and Nataša Šabanović of Whittle Eastern Europe Logistics at the awards ceremony and luncheon on Wednesday 4 May 2011.
On hearing of the shortlisting, Gorick commented: "The transport and logistics industries have always been very exciting and welcoming places in which to build a career. Whether male or female, it is performance and commitment which really makes the difference in demonstrating success. I am hopeful that my shortlisting for the Director of the Year category may inspire those looking for a fulfilling and challenging career."
Maxine Benson, co-founder and director of everywoman (which organises the awards), added: "The quality of entries in this year’s awards was impressive. The transport and logistics sector is so often overlooked but it is an area that offers huge opportunities for those wanting to make their mark. These finalists are a huge inspiration for other women wanting to move into the industry. I wish them all the best of luck."
The awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at The Savoy Hotel in London on Wednesday 4 May 2011. Politicians, media, captains of industry, companies who recognise the value of a diverse workplace and the industry’s most successful women will gather to honour outstanding female success. Supported by the Freight Transport Association and other trade associations and industry bodies across the sector, the MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are showcasing the industry’s most talented employees.