Ecom Express Limited, one of India’s leading technology-enabled full stack logistics service providers to the e-commerce industry, has announced the launch of an all-women Delivery Center in Trivandrum, Kerala. This is the Company’s first all-women delivery center in the south region and seventh in the country. It will be entirely run by women as Delivery Center Head, Supervisor and Delivery Associates. The new center is part of the Company’s efforts towards strengthening its commitment to diversity and inclusion while enhancing opportunities for women in the logistics sector.
Situated in Karamana, the delivery center caters to nearby areas, such as Attukal, Killipalam, Poojappura, Manacaud and West Fort.
Commenting on the occasion, Manju Dhawan, Co-founder, Ecom Express Limited, said, “There has been a shift in how logistics is perceived today. I believe it is no longer about gender but the opportunities and mediums that are available to people. The launch of our all-women delivery center is a conscious decision and an extension of our continued effort in supporting women with opportunities that empower them to grow and be financially independent. Our goal is to increase women workforce at all levels besides associates.”
This is one of the many initiatives the Company has undertaken to support women to succeed in the logistics industry. Ecom Express employs over 2000 women across its processing facilities, hubs, fulfilment and delivery centers. Many of its locations have general shift operations that are run by 50 per cent female personnel. By raising awareness and developing multiple feedback methods to address problems, the Company has put in place several steps to maintain a safe workplace for women. In addition, a helpline number is dedicated specifically for women to call if they require any support or assistance.
Aathira M, Delivery Center Head, Kerala said, “My journey with Ecom Express has been amazing with plenty of learning opportunities coming along the way. I am happy to be a part of an all-women delivery center team and I know I am in the right place – a place that gives me the right opportunities, a place that will help me achieve my dreams”.
Anju, Delivery Associate said, “My main goal is to provide for my family and be financially independent. I am beyond grateful to be working with Ecom Express and can now fulfill all my responsibilities with ease.”
The Company’s six other all-women delivery centers are in the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, Phagwara, Imphal and Ranchi.