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Inspiring women of DB Schenker contribute to our diversity of thought

With a diverse workforce and a high representation of female executives and employees, DB Schenker promotes a culture of inclusion and belonging for all to develop and grow in. 

“Having a diverse workforce is not enough. Creating an inclusive environment for our diverse workforce to thrive in, is the key to unlock greater creativity, innovation, and groundbreaking solutions for our customers. An integral part of building such an inclusive culture is showcasing our talented employees and their personal stories and celebrating both our similarities and our differences.” says Leandri Meyer, Program Manager Diversity and Inclusion. 

Without a doubt, women have come a long way in taking up their rightful place in society as strong, independent and successful entrepreneurs, logistic experts, scientists, engineers, innovators and leaders… though this has not come without its challenges. With our #BeUnique campaign, DB Schenker empowers their powerful women to tap into their individual strengths and to leverage their uniqueness in achieving greater impact. We are proud of our people who best represent our diversity of thought. We invite you to read some of their inspiring stories:

Petra, Branch Manager in Helsingborg, Sweden

Petra is a Branch Manager in Helsingborg, Sweden. With her incredible team of roughly 70 colleagues, she ensures that customer requirements are fulfilled and that good relationships are maintained and developed. She and her team handle approx. 2.5 million domestic and international parcels, 32,000 international consignments and 270,000 domestic shipments each year.

You can´t win alone – you need a strong team to support you.

Portrait of Petra

What makes my work within the Business/Function Unit special? 
The variety of everyday business, you never know what is going to happen when you go to work in the morning. All the challenges we face together and that great feeling when we win a new customer or reach a goal that we have been struggling with for a long time. But most of all, after almost 30 years in the business, I am still learning new things!

What are your areas of interest/ hobbies? 
My hobbies are all sorts of outdoor activities, my dogs, spending time with my family and traveling all over the world

Petra with her two dogs in a garden.

Please share your personal goals with us. 
One of my goals is to make people grow and to support them in their future development. This applies both at work and privately.

What are your strengths? 
My “fighting spirit” as well as perseverance, curiosity and creating commitment in my team. 

If you could say only one thing to other women who are planning to take on a career in logistics or are already in logistics, what would it be? 
Dare to challenge yourself and jump at the opportunities that are offered to you. You may not get a second chance.

Thank you, Petra. It was a pleasure to meet you and get your perspective as a woman working in Land Transport. 

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With more than 76,100 employees worldwide, DB Schenker is one of the leading transportation and logistics providers in the world. If you’re looking for a challenge, and are ready to elevate your career, consider joining one of our many top-performing teams. We’ve been providing employees with a variety of amazing jobs in logistics and transportation for more than 150 years.

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Are you interested in more insights on the Diversity and Inclusion activities at DB Schenker? Please reach out to us.

It is always a good time to explore the various career opportunities that DB Schenker has open in its locations around the world. Known for its welcoming, inclusive workplace and excellent corporate culture, DB Schenker is a great choice for women all around the globe.

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