IAG Cargo logistics manager shortlisted for Amazon EveryWoman award in Transport and Logistics

Airport Logistics Department Manager Hollie Button has been shortlisted for the awards’ Warehousing Award, sponsored by FedEx

At a time when the vital importance of logistics has been thrown into sharp focus, the Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards celebrates the contribution that women make to the industry, showcasing the progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Recognising her outstanding contribution to the field and IAG Cargo, Airport Logistics Department Manager Hollie Button has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Warehousing Award ­– Above and Beyond, and is one of three finalists shortlisted in her category.

The impact of Covid has seen an increase in women joining the sector for the first time, with the number of female delivery drivers increasing by as much as 104 per cent. While more women have taken up senior roles since the awards launched 14 years ago, they still account for just 20 per cent of the 1.7 million employees working in transport and logistics, which is why recognition through everywoman – the leading expert for the advancement of women in business – is so important.

In her nomination, Button’s co-workers wrote: “We have chosen Hollie, one of IAG Cargo’s keyworkers as our nominee because of her dedication to the team throughout a very challenging year. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve supported the country to transport daily shipments of PPE, covid-19 testing kits and medical equipment the country so desperately needs; and in Q4, during the build-up to holiday season. Hollie did not shy away – she would volunteer to cover shifts that started at 4am, supporting her team to ensure that life-saving cargo was offloaded as quickly as possible.”

“We’ve watched Hollie lead the team during such a difficult period with continuous enthusiasm and positivity. She manages a large department of individuals and in a global business she consistently and seemingly with ease juggles her duties, priorities and time zones.”

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, said: “We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. The events of the past year provided the transport and logistics industry with myriad challenges, from skyrocketing demands for home deliveries and keeping staff safe, to coping with plummeting passenger numbers. It is an industry that has risen to the challenge thanks in no small part to the incredible talent of its female workers. In our finalists we see the passion, dedication, skills and leadership that has kept transport and logistics dynamic and resilient, and that kept the country moving in the most unprecedented of times.”  

“These awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics and I’m absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted,” said Button. “I hope I can inspire other women and girls of the important contribution they can make to the transport and logistics industry.”

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