Seven Amazon employees were named finalists in the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2023.
The awards ceremony took place in London on 28th June, with the inspirational Amazon employees taking four runner-up prizes, two category wins, and the overall Woman of the Year award.
- Shipra Singh, General Manager for Amazon Transportation Services, won the runner-up title in the Freight Leader Award, as well as the overall Woman of the Year award.
- Caroline Milnes, Senior Manager of Fleet Management & Programs, won the Infrastructure Leader Award.
- Isobel Maslen-Jones, Operations Manager, took home the Warehousing Leader Award.
- Kris Hammond, Chesterfield Site Leader, was recognised as a runner-up in the Supply Chain Leader Award.
- Alba Morgan Martinez, Area Manager, was named runner-up in the Sustainability Champion Award.
- Aurore Borja de Mozota, Senior Product Manager, Amazon Transportation Services, was named runner-up in the Freight Award.
- Sujan Sribalakrishnan, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager was a finalist in the Male Agent of Change category.
We are incredibly proud of our talented colleagues who were recognised for their successes at Amazon and beyond.
Let’s meet the winners:
‘Woman of the Year’ Shipra Singh
Shipra works at as a general manager for Amazon Transportation Services in Europe. She won the runner-up prize for the Freight Award which recognised her for her role leading a team of over 200 managers, across 125 building in 12 European countries.
In addition, Shipra was awarded the top accolade of ‘Woman of the Year’ - an award given each year to one passionate and dedicated woman whose vision, innovative approach and success makes her an outstanding role model for women and girls seeking a career in transport and logistics.
The judges were impressed by Shipra’s drive to complete whatever she puts her mind to. Describing her as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, they hailed her a true inspiration to all within the industry and unanimously agreed that everyone could learn something from her passion for women in the workplace.
Speaking on being named ‘Woman of the Year’ at this year’s awards, Shipra said: “I am very excited and humbled at the same time. This award is a representation of not just me, but all the mentors, allies, leaders, and colleagues who helped me succeed and achieve these heights. I will utilise this platform to bring more women to the logistics and transportation field."
Infrastructure Leader Award winner Caroline Milnes
Caroline is a senior manager in senior fleet management and programmes for Amazon Transportation Services. She received the Infrastructure Leader award for innovating and excelling in her role within transportation and infrastructure.
As part of her role, Caroline manages the transportation lifecycle of vehicles. This includes managing the specifications, maintenance and compliance for thousands of trucks and trailers across the UK and Europe.
50% of Caroline’s team are women, while the judges praised her advocacy and described her as an outstanding role model and an exceptional female leader.
Speaking on her win at the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, Caroline said: “I feel completely shocked to have won this award, but also super proud. I’ve been inspired by all the finalists at the awards today and I’m even more committed to support increasing women leadership in the industry.”
Warehousing Leader Award recipient Isobel Maslen-Jones
Isobel works at the Amazon sortation centre in Bristol as a process improvements specialist.
She was the winner of the Warehousing Leader Award category, receiving the award for excelling in her role within a warehousing environment.
The judges were impressed by Isobel’s passion to push boundaries and drive the number of senior women in her teams, whilst using her creativity to inspire people at the same time.
Isobel was nominated for the award for successfully fulfilling a role as step-up operations manager at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swindon. Her willingness to learn, excellence in operations and clear focus on leadership are traits that propelled her to success and saw her crowned as a winner at this year’s awards.
After four years in an operational role, Isobel looks back on her journey with fondness and wants to encourage others considering a career in the field to take the leap.
“Do not be afraid to get involved in things outside your comfort zone or projects that aren’t your speciality,” she shared. “There are always incredible people who want to see you succeed, help you develop and grow your skillset.”
Speaking on her win at the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, Isobel said: “I feel absolutely delighted and honoured to have won the award. In a room full of such inspirational women across the whole transport and logistics sector, I was truly surprised to have been selected as a finalist, let alone a winner. I think that speaks to the opportunities Amazon has given me to be able to build and demonstrate my skills in a male dominated industry.”
Join us in congratulating our winners!
Marianna Desai, Customer Fulfilment Regional Director, and Sponsor of Amazon’s UK Women in Operations group said: “Amazon is proud to provide fulfilling careers for women in transport and logistics by offering a wide range of opportunities for all – from entry-level, to highly-qualified leaders, to those embarking on a career change through an apprenticeship.
We are delighted to help recognise the successes of these talented women through the everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards, and hope their achievements will inspire the next generation of tech innovators within the industry. Congratulations to all the exceptional winners!”
At this year’s everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, Amazon sponsored the Tech Innovator category.
Find out more about Amazon’s initiatives to support girls and women.