International Women’s Day: Stories of a delivery-partner and a business ownerBusiness, Clients, Driver Partners, GOGO Business
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s important to recognise the achievements of women in all industries, especially logistics – historically, one that’s male dominated. The logistics industry has seen an increase in the number of women taking on diverse roles. In this article, we will share the inspiring stories of Sarah, a delivery-partner, and Emily, the founder of FLORISTRY by ART OF LIVING. We highlight their journeys, challenges, and contributions to breaking gender stereotypes.
Sarah Chan, GoGoX delivery-partner
Sarah’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and hard work. After facing discrimination and scepticism from peers and customers, Sarah was determined to prove that women could excel in the traditionally male-dominated field of logistics. She worked tirelessly to gain experience and in time, she earned a reputation as a reliable and efficient delivery-partner. Sarah’s story is a reminder that women, through drive and determination, can succeed in any field they choose.
Emily Wong, Founder of FLORISTRY by ART OF LIVING
Emily is a floral artist, and she relies heavily on logistics and supply chain management. Her journey as the owner of FLORISTRY by ART OF LIVING came after first starting her own creative agency. Emily’s creativity, determination, and business acumen allowed her to build successful businesses.
Emily’s passion for floristry and entrepreneurship is not the only thing that sets her apart. She is also a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation, a technique that has helped her stay grounded and focused amidst the occasional chaos that comes when running a business. Emily stumbled upon this practice during a challenging time in her life and found it to be transformative. She says that Vipassana has helped develop a deeper understanding of her mind and emotions, and has taught her to stay calm and composed in stressful situations.
Breaking gender stereotypes and empowering women
The experiences of Sarah and Emily show how far we’ve come in challenging gender norms and women empowerment. However, there is still more that can be done to achieve true gender equality and equity. We need more programmes and initiatives to encourage and support women in logistics, from training and education to mentorship and leadership opportunities. By celebrating women like Sarah and Emily and celebrating their achievements, we can inspire the next generation of women to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact that transcends the logistics industry.
Advice for women aspiring to be leaders
Sarah and Emily have some valuable advice for women. Sarah recommends finding a supportive community and building relationships with coworkers and other delivery-partners. She also stresses the importance of self-care and taking breaks when needed, especially in a job that can be physically and mentally demanding. Emily advises women to embrace their unique strengths and skills and develop fortitude. She also encourages women to prioritise personal and professional growth, even when the external circumstances are beyond control. Both agree that confidence, resilience, plus a willingness to learn and adapt are essential qualities for women in any industry.
The achievements of women like Sarah and Emily are always worth celebrating. Their stories of breaking gender stereotypes and overcoming challenges in their field are a testament to the power of perseverance. The entrepreneurship and innovation shown remind us that women can succeed in any field. As we continue to strive for gender equality, GoGoX will always be ready to help drive a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in logistics.