Women in freight: time to shatter preconceptions

Women in freight: time to shatter preconceptions

August 12, 2023


In an industry long perceived as male-dominated, women are breaking barriers and carving their path to success.

The freight sector’s growth has been undeniable, but the narrative of male dominance doesn’t tell the whole story.

Beyond the traditional male-dominated roles, women have been making significant strides in finance, marketing, human resources, and various other structures that underpin this thriving sector.

“Change is happening right now,” says Ilodi Ras, one of two female managing directors at Forte Supply Chain Solutions.

“Women have so much to offer in this industry, and it’s high time that we shatter these preconceived notions and showcase our potential.”

Her colleague, Anthea van Breemen, agrees.

She says many initiatives are ongoing, encouraging women to choose the freight sector as a career option.

“Not only that, but we are seeing more awareness and initiatives encouraging new skills into the sector – and a younger demographic than before. With the technological advances and partnerships required for robust supply chains, the industry is evolving from what it looked like even five years ago.”

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