• Aims at upskilling and re-skilling women professionals in the air cargo industry,
• To fund the education of women for training in the logistics sector
Mumbai, June 2nd : Zeal Global Corporation has felicitated 100 women with scholarship for training in the logistics sector at the Air Cargo Show 2022 today. Ms. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Mumbai North Central has graced the occasion on Day 2 of the three-day event, being organised at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
Zeal is in the process of selecting first 100 women through a rigorous selection process to offer diversified courses, including basic air cargo course, logistics & supply chain basics and e- commerce logistics. The courses will cover entire value chain of logistics and the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders with a detailed understanding of the E Commerce supply chain process flow, International Commercial Terms, documentation and a lot more. Moreover, it will also cover world geography, air, and sea routes, seaport and airports as part of the scholarship.
Undertaking this initiative, Zeal aims at raising awareness amongst women professionals in the air cargo industry by celebrating and promoting their achievements. Additionally, the vision is to overwhelm them with an opportunity to speak at cargo and logistics forums while sharing the best practices and actionable points towards business growth. Such initiatives will also create a gender balance across levels in the industry.
Speaking at the event, Nipun Anand, Director, Zeal Global Corp. stated, “While operating in the Indian Logistics Business, we are striving to empower women and have been working towards undertaking new initiatives to facilitate gender diversity across the industry, following the global standards. We at Zeal firmly believe that upskilling and re-skilling of women and their participation in training initiatives will indeed open up a plethora of opportunities to help them move towards more technical and higher positions. And, this will certainly contribute to narrowing the gender gap in the workforce across India.”
The global health crisis has proven that the air cargo industry needs to transform and it is imperative to bring the voice of women to make this industry more resilient. There is huge potential of growth for professional women in the logistic sector pan India.
At the event, Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament- Lok Sabha from Mumbai North Central said “I am extremely overwhelmed to launch the national scholarship for women in logistics and supply chain, an initiative by Zeal Global Corp. Their endeavour of achieving women’s excellence in supply chain operations and logistics industry will open new avenues of career goals for women.”
“In the last 8 years, the Union Govt led by PM Shri Narendra Modi ji has brought in several women-led development schemes. Policies have been framed focusing on the betterment of women across all sectors. While de-genderisation of roles has happened in the logistics industry, technology has enabled greater participation of women. Women now play an extremely important role in the logistics industry”, she further added.
Zeal Global had started a company centric initiative to promote gender equality in the cargo industry. The Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN underscores gender equality as a human right and underlines the importance of women and girls’ empowerment as essential to accelerate economic growth and promote social development. Considering this, the company now envisions to take this initiative to new heights, which will help create an eco-system of competitiveness, innovation and profitability across the industry. Working on measures to achieve gender equality coupled with sustainability across business segments have been Zeal’s core values since inception.