This award is granted annually in memory of CIFFA former President Donna Letterio, who passed away in August 2013. The award recognizes a woman in the global freight logistics sector who has demonstrated professionalism, commitment, leadership and a passion for excellence in her career and in her life, as Donna did.

The award is open to any woman in international freight forwarding, transportation or global logistics who demonstrates excellence in the following criteria.

Professionalism: Highlights of the candidate’s career. Emphasis should be placed on her education, training, designations and, perhaps most importantly, business accomplishments.

Commitment: How has the candidate demonstrated a commitment to the industry, her colleagues, her career, her customers or her family? She should provide examples from volunteer or mentorship activities, board appointments, community building or ideas that were implemented for success or family life.

Leadership: How has the candidate influenced others? Specific examples should show her as a boss, a role model, as an advocate for the industry or for a cause.