XPO will celebrate International Women’s Day by holding discussions across the company, in which women leaders will share insights into what makes them successful in their roles and proud about their careers.

The discussion series, which launches on Women’s Day on 8 March, will run through the month.

XPO said it aims to shatter any potential glass ceilings at the company and to help inspire its female employees to progress their careers.

In addition to the internal discussions, the company is also issuing invitations at various XPO locations to women leaders working within its customers’ and suppliers’ businesses.

Valerie Chaut, XPO’s head of human resources for Europe, said, “Our mission as a leader is to promote the modernity and attractiveness of our sector and fight the preconceptions that these are male-oriented professions.

“International Women’s Day gives us a pan-European platform to promote the diverse and inclusive culture we’re building across our business. Our commitment to equal opportunities for all is essential to how we define success.”

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This month, to coincide with International Women´s Day celebrations, XPO will also announce the upcoming dates of its 2023 Female Drivers Forums.

Launched last year the forums aim to give female truck drivers the opportunity to speak with XPO management and to suggest ways to enhance their work experience.

Luis Gomez, XPO’s president for Europe, said, “Our people are our greatest asset, and XPO women are changemakers who move our company and industry forward.

“We are committed to using our leadership positions in Europe to connect as many women as possible to rewarding careers.

“The most compelling way to do this is to hear from the women themselves — our female drivers, site operators and business managers — and we will continue to ensure that they have a powerful voice in our culture.”