This year’s shortlist for the Everywoman Awards is “proof that there are no barriers to success in the industry if you are committed and have the drive to succeed”, according to Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman.

The awards, which take place at the Savoy Hotel in London on 16 May, shine a spotlight on the women who are destroying the misconceptions that the transport and logistics industry is a male-dominated environment.

For the first time, the overall awards are sponsored by the FTA and chief executive Theo de Pencier said the association is delighted to be supporting the event. “The industry cannot be passive in attracting women, and these awards are the perfect opportunity to showcase how women can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one,” he said. is supporting the awards for the sixth year as media partner and will announce the winners on  the day of the awards.

The finalists in the FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2013 are below.

Rising Star of the Year Award

■ Sophie Buck, service control manager - Metropolitan Line, Transport for London

■ Hannah Kerins, key account manager, iForce

■ Charlotte Laval, supplier performance service manager, Wincanton

■ Victoria Taylor, site manager, Tradeteam

Director of the Year Award

Sponsored by Asda Stores

■  Jacqui Gavaghan, performance director, Reading Transport

■  Lindsay Haselhurst, development and marketing director, Wincanton

■  Nicola Ridges-Jones, managing director, Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX)

■  Fiona Taylor, Route managing director, Network Rail

Industry Champion Award

■  Kat Horsley, operations director, Easy As HGV Group

■  Michelle Naylor, depot general manager, Palletways Birmingham

■  Paula Towers, transport operations manager, Reed Boardall

■  Ruth Waring FCILT, managing director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting

Driver of the Year Award

Sponsored by TNT

■  Susanna Evans, company director/HGV 1 Driver, S N Evans

■  Shauni O’Neill, train operator, London Underground

■ Joy Wallace, ambulance driver, DHL Patient Transport Service

Team Leader of the Year Award

■  Clare Bottle, national logistics manager, Lafarge Tarmac

■  Lucy McAuliffe, stations manager (High Speed), Network Rail (High Speed)

■  Marion Roberts, station manager, Network Rail

The Warehousing Award

Sponsored by DHL Supply Chain

■ Gail Jordon, general manager, Asda

■ Jenny Kneale, operation manager, UPS

■ Adele Waite, general manager – consumer life science division, DHL Supply Chain

Innovation and Sustainability Award

Sponsored by DHL Supply Chain

■  Gina Acosta, landside operations manager, DP World London Gateway

■  Danielle Kozlowska, process improvement manager, Stanley Black & Decker

■  Emma Moss, head of procurement cluster – services, network supplies, facilities management and utilities, DHL GBS