WOMEN IN LOGISTICS VIRTUAL DIVERSITY ROADSHOW:
COMING TOGETHER ALTHOUGH WE'RE APART
Monday 21 - Friday 25 September 2020 | Online via Zoom
The Women in Logistics Forum are delighted to present to you the Virtual Diversity Roadshow, in partnership with XPO Logistics.
Hillary Clinton once said we needed to “find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities”. This autumn, the Women in Logistics Conference will be putting her words into practice within our professional community, by embracing a wider breadth of inclusive themes than ever before.
As we are unable to facilitate a face to face event, we have re-imagined the 2020 Conference, as the Virtual Diversity Roadshow; a series of five free, online sessions which will take place every lunchtime, across five days, from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September.
We have a fantastic line up of expert panellists who will discuss a variety of topics in short, engaging sessions and audience members will be given the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a live discussion.
Please note, our Women in Logistics events are extremely popular and places to each session are limited. Make sure you don’t miss out and secure your place today by using the booking links below.
Check out the 2020 sessions below:
Monday 21 September (1pm - 2pm) – Diversity in Logistics
What can the logistics sector do to tackle the challenge of diversity and inclusion? Ruth Waring, Compliance Director, Acumen Logistics, and Chair, Women in Logistics, will outline the purpose of Women in Logistics, followed by a panel discussion focusing on how we address the diversity agenda in our profession.
Tuesday 22 September (1pm - 2pm) – Resilience, Networking and Career Success in a Pandemic
Join this session and find out what you could do differently, to crack career success. If networking frightens you at the best of times, has lockdown made things easier or harder for you? Does the 'new normal' make job hunting even more daunting? How has working from home affected your emotional wellbeing, mental health, and professional development? Be resilient, be adaptable and live your best work life!
Wednesday 23 September (1pm - 2pm) – Relationship Building in Logistics
Respect and authenticity are essential to any mutually beneficial business relationship. Trust is also key, particularly in the logistics space where companies rely on 3PLs for mission-critical operations. Learn what some of the world’s biggest brands look for in building effective logistics partnerships.
Thursday 24 September (1pm - 2pm) – Championing Opportunities for People with Disabilities in our Workforce
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to prevent people living with disabilities from being disadvantaged. It’s the law, but is that the only reason it matters? Logistics is largely a labour-intensive industry. Are you missing out on hardworking and dedicated people who could be a vital part of your talent pool? Get practical advice from the experts on how to put that right.
Friday 25 September (1pm - 2pm) – How to be a Good Ally
"There's no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion. Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time" - Melinda Epler, Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst.
What is allyship? How can you be a good ally? What difference can you make? We can all be an ally. We can all make a difference by taking the time to listen and learn and by being an advocate for underrepresented people. Join us for the final session of the Virtual Diversity Roadshow and make a commitment to be more diverse and inclusive.