The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). Sponsored by Truckstop.com, the program is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including warehousing, traffic and shipping, supply chain management, third-party logistics, trucking, rail, and maritime cargo.
WIT is asking anyone who knows outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America to describe their achievements and leadership by completing and submitting a nomination form by Jan. 13, 2017. The winner of the 2017 DWLA will be announced during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) "Capital Ideas" Conference and Exhibition, to be held from April 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev.
"The mission of Women In Trucking Association includes celebrating the success of women who are pioneers in the industry," Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, said in a release.
"The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award recognizes a woman who has shown leadership in her role in supply chain management while supporting her community through humanitarian activities," Voie said. "We look forward to honoring someone who has gone above and beyond her role in logistics and is both a role model and a pioneer in the industry."
One of the judges for the award will be 2016 winner Shelley Simpson, the executive vice president, chief marketing officer, and president of Integrated Capacity Solutions and Truckload for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT). Other members of the judging panel include Ellen Voie and Stephanie Ivey, an associate professor with the Department of Civil Engineering and the director of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute and the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center at the University of Memphis.
"At Truckstop.com, we recognize that women are one of the vital keys to the success of our growing marketplace," Brené Hutto, chief marketing officer at Truckstop.com, said in a release. "We are inspired by women who express leadership and go above and beyond their normal duties to prove their dedication and to be role models in the industry. We will always encourage women to strive for success and we support what Women In Trucking is doing to help motivate these outstanding leaders in the supply chain and with the DWLA."