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DHL inspires women to excel in logistics and motorsport careers

 October 09, 2023

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The diversity of DHL's people mirrors the diversity of its customers and the communities it is part of.

DHL promotes an inclusive environment, guided by mutual respect, openness, honesty, trust and cooperation, so that everybody feels accepted and can be their best every day.

As such, DHL invited Club Athena members to join the company's Andretti Autosport partners for a VIP weekend experience with a behind the scenes look into the world of motorsports and logistics.

Empowering women to excel

DHL's diversity policies and practices are designed to tackle gender stereotypes, encouraging, enabling and empowering women to excel in roles once dominated by men. Today, more than one in five middle and upper management positions at DHL is held by a woman. And the number is growing all the time.

DHL continuously strives to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where all women can thrive and be their authentic self every day.

Career aspirations for women and girls

With behind-the-scenes experiences at DHL's CVG Hub and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Club Athena members enjoyed a variety of experiences to gain a behind-the-scenes inside look into the world of motorsports and logistics, including a meet and greet with DHL INDY NXT driver Jamie Chadwick. Jamie has become the first female in 13 years to compete full-time in the INDY NXT championship, and DHL serves as sponsor of her entry, partnering with Andretti Autosport. Supporting Jamie reinforces DHL’s values in creating an inclusive work environment across the globe and supporting and advocating for women in their chosen career path.

The VIP weekend experience aimed to fuel and inspire career aspirations and help the Club Athena members realize new career opportunities.

Inspiring female employees to achieve their potential

Across DHL, there are numerous programs to support and inspire female colleagues, ranging from networking events, career programs to talent pools - not forgetting the Women at DHL Global Forwarding initiative that won a gold award at the internationally renowned Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

As a company powered by people, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) go to the heart of everything DHL does. By actively promoting DEIB, DHL develops the best workforce, drives innovation, and enables its people so that everyone can make a difference through their valuable contributions.

DHL is committed to supporting women across the world

DHL believes in inclusion, liberty and freedom of choice, and actively employs women from all ethnicities, backgrounds, beliefs, and genders.

Discover the exciting career opportunities available with this progressive employer, DHL.


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