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. By June 2014 WiLAT had over 1600 members in 14 countries and we’re still growing.
We’re enjoying great success in cultivating a spirit of togetherness to thrive in a male dominated industry (Aisha Ali Ibrahim, WiLAT Global Convenor at the WiLAT Africa Regional Conference March 2014).
WiLAT Vision and Mission
Our vision is to be the most sought after for advocacy, professionalism and empowerment of women in Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport.
Our mission is to promote the status of women in Logistics and Transport, to bring together those who support talent and career development of women and to provide a support network and mentoring opportunities for women in the sector.
We Inspire, We Impact
See our online brochure below or click here for a 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.
Local WiLAT groups by region:
– NORTH WEST AFRICA
– SOUTH EAST AFRICA
- South Africa: Margaret Bango
- Tanzania: Fortuna Makoye
- Uganda: Lucy Polly Adeke and their Facebook page
- Zambia: Namwakwa Nachilongo Kasafya
- Zimbabwe: Mrs Judith Mujegu
– INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS
- Mauritius: Nazeema Seelarbokus
- WiLAT Reunion, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comores & Mayotte: Dhanwantee Harnaran (Amrita)
- Australia: Peta Irving
– SOUTH EAST ASIA
- Malaysia: Pn Hajjah Zawiah Abdul Majid or Sharifah Salwa and their local website
- Singapore: Kelly Lee
– EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST
– SOUTH ASIA
- Pakistan: Nasreen Haque
- Sri Lanka: Gayathri Karunanayaka, the WilAT Sri Lanka Secretariat and their local website
- India: Ragini Yechury or Usha Maurya
– EAST ASIA
- Hong Kong: Vicky Koo and their Facebook page
- China: Li Tong
- Myanmar: Sarabe Chan
- Kazakhstan: Nurlan Igembayev
There are new groups developing all the time. If your country group is not listed please contact your regional co-ordinator.