International Women's Day 2024

Women in Transport : Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

This International Women’s Day, we’re focusing on the transport industry.

Did you know that just one fifth of the global transport workforce are women? When we look to women in senior roles within the industry, this percentage only gets smaller, with just 15% of leadership positions being held by women (according to the Global Institute of Logistics Network).

But not at Freightlink.

Women make up one half of senior roles at Freightlink

Our own team represents 13 different nationalities and speaks 9 different languages, and we are proud to work alongside some of our industry’s greatest innovators.

In fact, 48% of our workforce are women. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case everywhere.

Lack of women drivers is a significant contributor to the ongoing driver shortage in Europe, and yet studies show that by hiring more women, businesses can become more efficient and innovative.

Women in Transport : what is it like to work in the transport industry?

We asked several women from across our business to share their experiences.

“I started this job with no idea what it meant, but I was lucky enough to learn from the best. Day in, day out, together, we provide customers with impeccable service and the best experience. I have created strong bonds, provided reliability and commitment and my work has paid off in full.”

Anca, Romania Sales Agent

“The transport industry moves quickly, so marketing campaigns often need to be adaptable and we have to be prepared to work on multiple projects at once, as well as adjust strategies based on real-time data. Having the right people around is the absolute key to success, and Freightlink provides exactly that.”

Edyta, European Marketing Executive

"When I started my career in the transport industry over 20 years ago there really weren’t many women working in it, so it’s fantastic now to work in a business such as Freightlink, a major player in the industry, where the male to female ratio is close to 50%. It can be a difficult and challenging environment at times, with no two days the same, but there is a real sense of team spirit in the company and plenty of opportunities for growth and career development.”

Joanne, Ireland Area Sales Manager

“Work at Freightlink has been very interesting and challenging at the same time. I have learnt a lot about logistics and how planned things can change so quickly, but to not give up and try to find solutions in any situation. So at the end it is satisfying when all comes together nicely.”

Jana, Czechia/Slovakia Sales Agent

“My experience with Freightlink has been great, people here are lovely and enthusiastic, we are all appreciated and given many opportunities to grow and learn new things.”

Mariann, Data & Website Administrator

With all industries (but specifically the transport industry) facing increasing hurdles each year, implementing inclusive hiring policies is a no-brainer for businesses. While women make up just 20% of the transport industry’s global workforce, we are pleased to announce that this is changing, with countless companies actively seeking to recruit diverse talent.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Freightlink.

08 March 2024

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