See.Sense’s Irene McAleese announced as finalist in Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards

See.Sense’s co-founder and CSO Irene McAleese has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.

Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate the contribution women make to transport and logistics across all sectors of the industry – from freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport. This year’s finalists demonstrate the progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry ‘Leader’ and one individual at any stage in their career who is going ‘Above and Beyond’ for their business, as well as one recipient for the Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change, Apprentice of the Year and Woman of the Year Award.

McAleese was also named as a finalist for last year’s BikeBiz Woman of the Year award. Check our recent interview on her experiences in the cycle trade and why it’s critical to bring women’s voices to the table here.

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of Everywoman, said: “We are thrilled to announce the
finalists for the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. It’s been another extraordinary year for transport and logistics, with a continued need for adaptation and innovation at every level and across growing areas of the industry.

“In our finalists we identify and celebrate the passion, dedication, skills, and leadership that are making transport and logistics dynamic and resilient, and that kept the country moving in persistently difficult times.

“We look forward to the awards ceremony where we can shine a spotlight on some of the most exceptional women whose achievement will motivate others to consider a career in a male-dominated industry, paving the way for future generations of ground-breaking women to succeed.”

Kerry-Anne Lawlor, country director of Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon is proud to support the Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards and to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women in the industry, showcasing them as role models for the next generation.

“As a company it is important to us to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for all. Congratulations to all the worthy finalists!”

The Tech Innovator Award, sponsored by With Wise:
Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the transport and logistics industry.

– Betty Helienek, cybersecurity capability lead at WSP, from Southsea
– Charul Gupta, senior product manager at Transport for London, from London
– Claire Charlton, head of W2 (Wincanton’s Innovation Programme) at Wincanton, from Bristol
– Irene McAleese, co-founder and chief strategy officer at See.Sense, from Northern Ireland
– Olga Anapryenka, principal consultant, New Mobility at Steer, from London
– Penelope Amatt, corporate responsibility programmes manager at Royal Mail, from London
– Tanya Fosdick, research director at Agilysis, from Banbury
– Trupti Trivedi, IT manager at FedEx Express, from Coventry

Simon Hills, chief executive officer at self-employment technology specialist at With Wise, said: “At Wise, we have created a culture that has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion with a specific emphasis on encouraging more women to enter into the technology industry.

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“Because of this, we’re thrilled to sponsor the Tech Innovator Award at the 2022 Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. Working closely with over 250 UK logistics firms and over 50,000 subcontractors, we’re aware of the outstanding role played by women throughout the supply chain and we’re looking forward to celebrating this at this year’s event.”

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