Meet Yasmin from GIST

Find out what it's like to be the sustainability manager at Gist


Yasmin Wilks

Sustainability Manager


How did you get into the Logistics field?

“After university, I was looking for a career that allowed me to use my maths and engineering skills in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. I joined Gist as the Sustainability and Engineering Graduate - combining both my passion for the environment and problem-solving skills.”

Logistics has long been a male-dominated space, what is it like to work in this sector as a woman?

“Whilst studying engineering, I was often one of few women in a room and so logistics has never been uncomfortable. Nevertheless, the lack of diversity is noticeable. I feel like I have a responsibility to make a difference and push to change the gender bias. I have not had a negative experience in my career and see real opportunity to progress in logistics.”

What advice can you offer to women who want a career in logistics?

“Logistics offers a wide variety of roles and therefore opportunity to transfer your skills in ways you may not have expected! Don’t let being “different” to the industry norm hold you back from the possibility of excelling. The graduate scheme was perfect for me to learn and see all the possible opportunities.”

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