I wasn't the first and I won't be the last mom to pull into a parking spot on two wheels, late for a meeting, hair soaking wet and coffee spilled down the front of my shirt. Being a working mom in supply chain isn't for the faint of heart. But I'm not alone and the growing number of women entering this industry is encouraging.

Women in technology and supply chain have seen a lot of strides, and some hurdles, in the past 20 years. There is still opportunity to improve so that when our daughters hit the workforce, the corporate landscape might be more evenly matched.

Organizations within the supply chain ecosystem can take some progressive actions to bridge the gender gap and create a more equitable workplace across all roles and levels for women and working moms.

Diversity is more than a hiring campaign. Organizations that just want to tick a diversity box or decrease the gender gap in entry-level roles so they can hit a scorecard metric or make a Top 10 Employer list are missing the bigger picture and losing opportunities to propel their businesses forward...

[This article was originally posted by Inbound Logistics. To continue reading, visit inboundlogistics.com.]

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