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International Women’s Day: An Interview with Gisela Alaman

This month JAS honors International Women’s Day by celebrating some of our remarkable colleagues

By
JAS Staff
March 31, 2022
Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina
Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina

As the month-long recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8) comes to an end, we sat down to talk with one of our colleagues Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina. Together, we discussed what the day means to her and what it means to be a woman working in logistics.

What does International Women’s Day and its theme this year, #BreakTheBias, mean to you?

For me, it's to celebrate achievements. I celebrate all the women that had fought so we can be where we are now, how they faced all the many challenges more complex and more challenging than the one's today. I celebrate myself as a professional woman in this industry.

How do you #BreakTheBias?

Over the years I've learned that the best way to break the bias is by being empathetic, kindhearted, and by putting myself in the other ones' shoes. I learned that from experience, training, and most importantly, by recognizing my own bias. I would like to think I am one of many working towards a more equal future.

What advice do you have for other women entering the industry?

My advice is to find their purpose, what they really want, and plan how to achieve that; because along the way, there will be obstacles, but if you are true to yourself and your passion, you will overcome them.

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

My mentor was my mother. Her example was to always move forward and overcome any obstacle. I also have to say that I have seen others that I disagreed with, but that showed me how I don't want to be.

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JAS Worldwide is excited to announce its return to the Farnborough International Airshow.

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is excited to announce its return to the Farnborough International Airshow 2024, taking place from July 22-26 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in the suburbs of London. Known for showcasing the latest advancements in aerospace technology and innovation, this event provides a unique platform for JAS Worldwide to connect with industry leaders and showcase its innovative logistics solutions. 


Farnborough International Airshow attendees are invited to visit the JAS Worldwide booth in Hall 3, Booth 3347. JAS supply chain experts representing seven countries will be available to discuss bespoke logistics solutions and the latest trends in aerospace logistics. 


The Farnborough International Airshow is expected to attract over 80,000 visitors this year. As a premier event, it draws key stakeholders from across the aerospace sector, including manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers. JAS Worldwide looks forward to engaging with industry leaders, sharing insights, and exploring opportunities for collaboration. The event provides an ideal setting for JAS to strengthen its relationships and expand its network within the aerospace community. 


JAS Worldwide's presence at the airshow will highlight its commitment to supporting the aerospace industry with tailored logistics services. From transporting critical aircraft components to comprehensive supply chain management, JAS Worldwide offers unparalleled expertise and customized solutions designed to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. 


“Our team is excited to return to Farnborough,” said John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at JAS Worldwide. “It's a valuable opportunity to connect with our current and future clients in the global aerospace and defense communities. Aerospace & Defense logistics are critical to JAS, and our presence at Farnborough underscores our dedication to this sector. We look forward to showcasing the value and efficiencies our clients gain by working with JAS." 
JAS Worldwide welcomes Key Logistics Group (KLG) and its operating subsidiaries.

In its latest round of acquisitions, JAS Worldwide welcomes Key Logistics Group (KLG) and its operating subsidiaries, closing on June 30th, 2024.

Key Logistics Group is an international cargo freight forwarder with expertise in coordinating the logistics of goods by sea, air, and multimodal. KLG brings more than ten years of experience, creating a positive impact in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. KLG's customers often praise its agile, transparent, on-time, innovative services.

Along with a respected name in the industry, KLG also brings a unique marketplace position in the transpacific ocean trade.

"With the combination of JAS's vast global reach and KLG's transpacific trade lane expertise, I'm excited to see how we utilize both of these strengths to further grow our presence and skill in transpacific trade," said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas, JAS Worldwide.

Similar to JAS's motto, "People make the difference," KLG upholds a commitment to treating its customers and employees in a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive manner. Demonstrating these shared values, the integration of the organizations has been guided by respect for people and the principal fact that the customers come first.

"From the opportunity for more competitive pricing to the addition of value-added services such as contract logistics and e-commerce, I am looking forward to providing our customers with enhanced benefits that come with joining forces with a larger service delivery organization," said Tomas Shuk, President Key Logistics Group.

This strategic partnership not only expands JAS’s operational capabilities but also enhances its ability to offer comprehensive, value-added services to its customers worldwide. Further, the transaction will bring JAS’ global network and products to Key Logistics Group’s customers. Together, JAS Worldwide and Key Logistics Group are committed to driving growth, fostering innovation, and maintaining a shared dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

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About JAS Worldwide

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it focuses on creating solutions that are innovative, sustainable, and unique to each customer's needs. At the heart of its success is its people, who are committed to delivering customer value. As a privately owned company, JAS maintains a steadfast commitment to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world. From the mountains of Peru to the coasts of Indonesia and the heart of Malaysia and Cambodia, this month’s initiatives have brought people together in the spirit of sustainability and support. Here’s a snapshot of how we have been making a difference, one community at a time.

In Peru, the Pay It Forward effort was made possible through a partnership with JAS Peru, Sweet Child Peru, and The Green Heroes Educational Center. The project supported Andean communities by providing environmental education and nutritious meals to children. Community members enjoyed activities such as tree planting and soap making, all centered on sustainability and ecological education.

In Indonesia, the Bruni Foundation funded a mangrove planting event at Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) Mangrove Angke Kapuk. Thirty JAS Indonesia volunteers planted mangrove trees to support coastal protection and biodiversity. This event marked the first sustainability program held by JAS Indonesia in 2024.

In Malaysia, the JAS team participated in a donation drive at a local orphanage, the House of Love.  JAS Malaysia employees provided donations and spent time with the children living at the home. The joy and gratitude shared during this event emphasized the importance of community support.

In Cambodia, JAS and Inter-Campus Cambodia partnered to provide essential educational and sports materials to over 300 children. This included delivering sports equipment, school backpacks, and other learning materials.

Reflecting on the past month, we’re filled with excitement for what is ahead. The Bruni Foundation remains committed to empowering communities through education, environmental stewardship, and social support. We are grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and partners, whose efforts make these initiatives possible. Together, we will continue to make a difference, one project at a time.

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