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Women in a 3pl World

Posted by On 08-03-2024

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Advancing Gender Equality in Logistics at Wills Transfer Limited

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we not only celebrate the remarkable women who shape our company but also honor the rich history of women’s contributions to the logistics industry. Did you know that while women make up 47% of the global workforce, Statistics Canada reports that as of 2021, women make up 23.3% of the workforce in transportation and warehousing in Canada. This number suggests that women are still a minority in the logistics sector. Despite this underrepresentation, women have played an integral role in shaping the landscape of logistics throughout history.


Empowering Change: Our Commitment to Gender Equality

At Wills Transfer Limited, we are deeply committed to building upon their legacy by fostering an environment where gender equality isn’t just a goal but a reality. It’s why we are quick to participate and sponsor programs like the Women With Drive event, we actively engage in discussions and actions aimed at breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women in logistics. You can learn more about our values and what drives us at Wills here


Leading by Example: Women at Wills Transfer Limited

Within our company, women hold leadership positions, drive innovation, and contribute to every aspect of our operations. Their dedication, expertise, and leadership are indispensable to our success. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate their achievements and recommit to providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive in their careers.

While we honor the remarkable women within our company, we also recognize the pioneering achievements of women in the broader logistics industry. One such exemplary figure is Sarah Clark Kidder, who made history as the president of Northern California’s Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad from 1901 to 1913. As the first female railroad president in the world, Sarah’s trailblazing leadership serves as an inspiration to women in logistics everywhere.


Building a Better Future: Our Vision for Inclusive Leadership

In our pursuit of inclusive leadership, we recognize that diversity is not just a buzzword—it’s a strategic imperative. Research has consistently shown that diverse teams outperform their homogeneous counterparts, driving innovation, creativity, and profitability. That’s why we are committed to creating a workplace culture where everyone, regardless of gender, race, or background, feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.


According to a study by Gartner, companies with diverse and inclusive teams achieve 19% higher innovation revenue compared to those with less diverse teams. By embracing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion, we not only create a more equitable workplace but also drive business growth and success.


Join Us in Action: Together, We Can Make a Difference

On this International Women’s Day, we invite you to join us in our mission to advance gender equality in logistics. Whether through mentorship, advocacy, or tangible actions, your support can help us create a more inclusive and equitable future for all. Together, we can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and build a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.  Hoping to see more initiatives like the women in the cold chain initiative.


Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at Wills Transfer Limited!