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Call for ‘Women in Transport’ nominations

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August is Women’s Month and Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo is celebrating and honouring the industry’s trailblazers who are achieving career success, shattering glass ceilings and opening doors for other women by calling for nominations for the Women in Transport Awards that will be held on the 29th September 2022 in Durban. This will be the 5th annual Women in Transport Awards which aims to recognise and celebrate the success of women who are transforming the face and course of the transport sector. 

“I would like to encourage women in the transport sector and say that it is possible. It’s the positive attitude that you put forward daily and the little things that contribute to big things.” says WITA Judge Sindiswa Mzama, Global President at Circle of Global Business Women.   

Now in its 10th year, Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo is the annual meeting place for the African region’s port, rail and road transport professionals. It is being held from 28 – 29 September 2022 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex (Durban ICC) and is co-located with The Big 5 Construct KZN, The Transport CEO Forum, Women in Transport Awards, Trade & Logistics Evolution and the Roads Evolution Forum & Showcase.

Previous winners of the Women in Transport Award include ‘Rising Star’ Elizabeth Marami, the First Officer of cruise ship Celebrity Edge, and Lebogang Letsoalo, Chief Executive Officer at Sincpoint, a 100% female, black-owned organisation focused on supply chain consulting and advisory solutions. In 2021, Letsoalo was awarded a hat-trick of accolades, including ‘Mentor of the Year’, ‘Best Women’s Skills Development of the Year’, and the ‘Excellence in Leadership Award’. 

This will be the 5th annual Women in Transport Awards which aims to recognise and celebrate the success of women who are transforming the face and course of the transport sector.

Letsoalo returns in 2022 as a judge, alongside an impressive panel comprising Sindiswa Mzamo, Global President of Global Women in Business and Mercy Mokgatle-Sediti, President of the South African Black Business Group (SABBG) Women Holdings, which is an association partner. Established to address the minimal quota of women in male dominated industries, SABBG Women Holdings empowers women in business through mentorship, skills development, corporate skills transfer, financial strategies, and collaborations. 

Letsoalo says: “The transport industry has some way to go to close the existing gender gap, and I believe it is important that we as women in transport lead the way in opening doors for others. You can’t be what you can’t see, but by shining a light on the opportunities that exist and helping to up-skill women with transport-centric abilities, we have the ability to change the face of the industry.”

In addition to the Women in Transport Awards, the Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo will also co-locate with other industry events including KZN Construction Expo, Transport CEO Forum and Roads Evolution Forum & Showcase. Other highlights include the launch of the Export & Logistics Evolution Africa, powered by SAITEX, and the Transport Evolution Learning Academy. 

“With over 50 port, rail and road authorities represented at this year’s Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo, as well as 80 speakers and a range of free technical workshops, we look forward to welcoming transport professionals from all across Africa to what is bound to be a dynamic, in-person event,” says Le-Ann Hare, Portfolio Director for Transport Evolution at dmg events.
If you would like to nominate an outstanding individual who is making an invaluable contribution to Africa’s transport industry, please email Vanessa Leyka at vanessaleyka@dmgevents.com or go to www.transportevolution.com to fill in an online nomination form.

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