Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) was launched in June 2013 to promote our industry to female members and to encourage and support their career development. WiLAT now has over 3200 members in 38 countries and we’re still growing.
Our mission is to promote the status of women in Logistics and Transport, to bring together those who aid the career development of women, and to provide a support network for women in the sector. We have a vision of being the most sought after organisation for advocacy and empowerment of women in the Logistics and Transport industry.
Our work toward this goal is concentrated into four key areas: Leadership, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment. Within these areas we work to bring change to our industry and the wider economy.
We are also aware of our role in society and our responsibilities not just to women but to the planet and to future generations. We are at the forefront of the change toward a greener, more equal and more socially responsible logistics and transport industry.
we firmly hold the view that diversity and encouraging more female participation in our industry, which is perceived to be male dominated, will do the industry well
(Dr Dorothy Chan, WiLAT Global Chairperson and Global Advisor, June 2019)
WiLAT 10th Anniversary Publication “Spreading Our Wings”
Nearly 10 years after the global launch of WiLAT, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate all that this incredible initiative has achieved – and look to the future and all that we still want to do.
Our Chief Editor of this publication Dr Dorothy Chan, Immediate Past WiLAT Global Chairperson, and Deputy Editor Dhashma Karunaratne, WiLAT Global Media Coordinator led the editorial committee to compose this book “Spreading Our Wings”.
WiLAT 10th Anniversary Video
Watch below as WiLAT celebrate their 10th anniversary at the CILT International convention in Perth, October 2022.
Representing our members – 2023 survey
We like to regularly survey our members to ensure we’re representing them in the work we do. Here is the report from our 2023 survey, makes very interesting reading!
We Inspire, We Impact
See our on line version of the WiLAT 5th anniversary publication below and click here for the PDF version.
WiLAT membership is fully dependent on membership of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Female members of CILT automatically become members of their local group of WilAT. Male members of CILT or anyone interested in WilAT but not yet a member of CILT may become a Friend of WiLAT. For further information please contact the chairperson of your local group or your regional co-ordinator.
The WiLAT Steering committee comprising of the Global Convenor, Deputy Global Chairperson, and Global Vice Chairpersons by region is responsible for the growth and development of WiLAT internationally, and for coordinating our annual global conference. The Global Convenor / Deputy Global Chairperson who sits on the CILT International Management Committee (IMC) reports on global development progress to the IMC regularly. Global Vice Chairpersons promote the interests of women in their region and encourage membership. Country groups work with and on behalf of women at local level, organizing events, providing local support and networking opportunities, and representing women within the local CILT council.
The operation of WiLAT is governed by the WiLAT Forum Guidelines as set by the CILT Council of Trustees (COT). You may view the guidelines here.
Establishing a WiLAT Group
WilAT groups are formed within CILT Territorial Organisations and Branches. In areas where CILT is not yet established WiLAT activities will be guided by the regional co-ordinator. Please contact your regional co-ordinator for more information on establishing a local group.
Sponsorship is welcomed to encourage and sustain the development of WiLAT. Please contact us if you wish to support our groups or events.
Wings of Change – Newsletter of WiLAT
Read the eighth edition of our Wings of Change magazine. Download pdf version.
Stars of WiLAT (SoW) – Inauguration & Awards
The Stars of WiLAT (SoW) idea was mooted by Dr Doreen Owusu-Fianko FCILT and was accepted by WSC in 2021. Stars of WiLAT was launched in 2021 with a mission to grow future leaders in our industry and showcase new talent, skills, and expertise to keep the industry growing and moving forward and to develop our succession plan in WiLAT.
With The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) being the only professional body for professionals in the field of Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain, the leadership of WiLAT launched SoW award in 2021 to showcase the Next Generation Women Leaders making an impactful difference to WiLAT. Out of 22 nominations received, the jury identified 10 stars, based on the contribution and impact they have made to WiLAT Global and the industry in general.
The stars were awarded at the CILT international convention held at Perth, Australia on October 25, 2022.
We wish all our stars a bright future and we are certain that they will take WiLAT to greater heights in the coming years. The SoW Award will be an annual feature that will be announced globally at the CILT International convention.
WiLAT Sri Lanka Annual Report | 2022 – 2023
Click here to read the latest annual report produced by the Sri Lankan division of our Women in Logistics and Transport forum. To download a copy of the report, click the photo below.
WiLAT groups by region
– NORTH & WEST AFRICA
- Cote d’Ivoire: Carine Yemitia CMILT
- Egypt: Zeinab Awad CMILT
- Gambia: Jahumpa Ceesay
- Ghana: Lynda Owusu-Afriyie CMILT
- Nigeria: Khadijat Ifelola Sheidu Shabi CMILT
- Togo: Sharon Agbo CMILT
– SOUTH EAST AFRICA
- Rwanda: Josephine Nyebaza CMILT
- South Africa: Margaret Bango CMILT
- Tanzania: Dr Salha Kasim or Fortunata Makaya CMILT
- Uganda: Lucy Polly Adeke CMILT and their Facebook page
- Zambia: Rina Mubi Hamakel CMILT
- Zimbabwe: Gwyneth Ganya CMILT
– INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS
– MIDDLE EAST & EUROPE
- UAE: Nadia Abdulaziz FCILT
- Ireland: Katie Wheeler
- Oman: Zainab Al-Balushi CMILT
- Turkey: Esra Kivrak CMILT
– SOUTH EAST ASIA
- Malaysia: Amy Ooi CMILT
- Singapore: Kelly Lee CMILT
- Indonesia: Nurmaria Sarosa CMILT
- Myanmar: Honey Hla Hla Yee CMILT
– SOUTH ASIA
- Pakistan: Nasreen Haque FCILT
- Sri Lanka: Prof Renuka Herath CMILT the WilAT Sri Lanka Secretariat and their local website
- India: Ragini Yechury FCILT or Usha Maurya
- Bangladesh: Halima Begum CMILT
– EAST ASIA
– CENTRAL ASIA
- Kazakhstan: Marina Kuznechevskaya FCILT
- Kyrgyzstan: Natalia Shrishova CMILT
- Tajikistan: Larisa Kislyakova FCILT
- Turkmenistan: Sahra Amanova CMILT
- Uzbekistan: Sevara Gafurova CMILT
- Caribbean: Blossom O’Meally CMILT
There are new groups developing all the time. If your country group is not listed please email us or contact your regional co-ordinator.