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Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) report into icm

  1. 1. WiLAT Global Update for ICM 2014 June 3, 2014 By Aisha Ali Ibrahim Melaka, Malaysia
  2. 2. WiLAT outdoor activity, visit to the chief minister’s house 2
  3. 3. 3 WiLAT outdoor activity, visit to the chief minister’s house
  4. 4. Vision & Mission 4 Vision: Most sought after for advocacy, professionalism and empowerment of women in Logistics and Transport sector. Mission: 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.
  5. 5. WiLAT Country Chairpersons 5
  6. 6. Current Status 6 Global membership: about 1600 Chapters formed: 14 Coming up: Australia Bahrain Canada Macau Singapore and more
  7. 7. 1st Global WiLAT meeting held in Melaka (June 1st & 2nd, 2014) 7
  8. 8. WiLAT breakout session 8
  9. 9. Challenges: Funding 9 Solutions suggested: • CILT operation grant from local chapters and sponsor chairperson to attend ICM • Each country to pay dues to the region. Region will contribute to Global Fund. • Long term sponsorship from corporations, with WiLAT value to be offered in return in the form of training & development for their female employees. • Global sponsors with reciprocation of marketing on WiLAT publications and events • International and regional organizations that support women i.e. The World Bank / United Nation for research and development of WiLAT related topics
  10. 10. Challenges: Awareness 10 The challenge is 2-folded: 1.Women are so focused on their specialized job and is not aware of other jobs that are available 2.WiLAT is not known by the L&T organizations and companies Solutions suggested: • List of jobs available in Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport • Organizations to pay for qualified WiLAT staff membership • Roadshow to each sub-sector of L&T industry • Breakfast meetings with potential organization members • Conference for women in the L&T industry but who are not yet WiLAT or CILT members • Global WiLAT web page or Instagram
  11. 11. Challenges: Recognition 11 Solutions suggested: • Recognize the distinguished women • Write their stories • Put in press and publications • Recognize young ladies • Those in universities • Offer scholarships • Job placements • Internships • Establish a linkage / relationship with governments
  12. 12. Challenges: Membership 12 Suggested Solutions: • Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) for WiLAT activities • WiLAT membership as part of CILT membership structure • WiLAT loyalty card with unique benefits • Align with other professional groups with women • Recruit potentials as Friends of WiLAT (FOW) until they can be approved as CILT members.
  13. 13. Thank You!! 13

Editor's Notes

  • Please note the original mission statement of WiLAT is as follow:

    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.
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  • Description of challenges:

    All WiLAT chapters identified that funding for WiLAT is most challenging among all issues.
    At present, CILT is not allocating funds for the activities. We are seeking individual sponsorships from our own network. But WiLAT needs to have a permanent revenue stream to ensure continuity.
    All WiLAT chapters think that the local CILT office should allocate fund for WiLAT operation. In addition, there should be a separate WiLAT financial account and be able to
  • Description of challenges:

    This challenge is 2-folded:
    Women are so focused on their specialized job and is not aware of other jobs that is available
    WiLAT is not known by the L&T organizations and companies

    Job opportunities
    Reaching out to other organizations
    Social media


  • Description of Challenges:

    WiLAT chapters found that women in the L&T industry is not being fairly recognized.
  • Description of challenges:

    In the course of promoting WiLAT, country chapters found it difficult for the potential WiLAT candidates to becomes members because of the long and complex process to attain the CILT membership which is the pre-requisite.

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