Distribution firm flies the flag for female leadership in logistics   Three female employees in diverse senior positions at national logistics, warehousing and courier firm The NX Group are leading by example as they mark International Women’s Day by calling on more women to consider careers in transport and logistics.   NX Secure Warehouse Administrator Hayley Thomas  26-year-old Team Leader and Account Manager Jo Lawlor, 27-year-old Marketing Manager Helen Chick and Warehouse Administrator Hayley Thomas, 25, are part of a 79-strong workforce of whom 17 are female. All three have risen swiftly to their respective roles, and are keen to raise awareness of the variety of opportunities available for women in the industry.   Jo Lawlor started as a traffic controller at The NX Group four years ago before fast advancing to the role of Team Leader/Account Manager, which she has held for over two years. With a background in education and motorcycle sales, and with little prior knowledge of the logistics industry, Jo was drawn to a career in transport as she relished the challenge of something new. Both Jo and Hayley value the day-to-day variety of their respective roles and the rapport they’ve built with their teams, and agree that multi-tasking, prioritising and learning to find prompt solutions to all problems are crucial skills.   Jo acknowledges that there are stereotypes relating to both genders in the transport industry: “People think truck drivers are all men, and while this certainly isn’t the case, there aren’t as many female truck drivers as t [...]

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