‘Women at DHL Global Forwarding’ a diversity initiative at DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been recognised for its achievements in promoting diversity in the workplace.
The initiative has won Gold Stevie Awards in four categories – winning organisational as well as individual awards. More than 1,500 nominations were submitted for consideration to the jury.
“The development of talented women in our organisation is a focus for us all at DHL Global Forwarding. We aim to bring a greater number of women into leadership positions and our initiative ‘Women at DHL Global Forwarding’ is the main driver for that,” said Tim Scharwath, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
“Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging are part of our organisation’s core values and we look forward to continuing on build a great workplace where everyone is welcome.”
DHL Global Forwarding is the first freight forwarder being selected for such a high number of awards in one year.
Eva Mattheeussen, Head of Human Resources at DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, and Global Project Lead of ‘Women at DHL Global Forwarding,’ received the Gold Stevie Award in the category ‘Female Executive of the Year – Business Services – More Than 2,500 Employees.’
She said, “I am very proud of what we have accomplished with this project, which goes beyond building a strong community of women. It also focuses on bringing along allies to take active part in building a balanced workplace.”
The initiative was awarded in the categories ‘Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women’ and ‘Achievement in Human Resources.’ The initiative’s goal at DHL is to promote a cultural mindset with focus on equal opportunities by offering work arrangements, transparency, and career support.
Align with the cultural mindset, a new talent management programme as well as mentoring and networking initiatives were implemented as additional measures. The ‘Women at DGF Virtual Learning Series’ hosted once per month throughout 2020 were honoured as ‘Event of the Year.’ The series are offered to all employees and cover topics such as personal and career development at DHL.
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