Slync's Stefany Martin outlined how to increase diversity and inclusion efforts in the supply chain space in an article penned for DC Velocity. Here's an excerpt.  

There may still be tire marks in the parking lot from all the times I came to a screeching halt in the last spot available, running late once again. I, and many other working moms, would run out of our minivans with damp hair, sometimes wearing coffee like a wardrobe accessory in our haste to get out the door.

Early on in my career I lost count of all the times I’d settle in, look around the table, and realize I’m the only woman in the meeting. Again.

Working in the supply chain as a woman can be stressful enough on its own; add motherhood to the equation and the coffee stains make sense as a multitasking badge of honor. I’m far from the first to do this and thankful for those who came before me.

Gender gap trends in the supply chain show that we’ve made a difference. According to Gartner, women account for 41% of the supply chain workforce in 2021, a slight increase over 39% in 2020.

While we’ve come a long way in the past 20 years, there’s still progress to be made so that by the time our daughters join the workforce equality won’t even be in question. Organizations are still looking for ways to create an equitable workplace in the supply chain ecosystem for women and working moms. As someone who has lived and breathed that for more than 20 years, I have a few suggestions.

Solving this crisis won’t happen by relying on old ideas. We need new perspectives from outside voices and the organizations that have celebrated diversity and gender equality will therefore have a leg up on thinking differently than others.

Stefany Martin, Global Head of Partnerships & Alliances, Slync.io


This article was originally posted by DC Velocity. To continue reading, click here.

No items found.

If you liked this post, why not share it?

You might also be interested in
On May 24, the Dallas Stars Foundation held their first annual Drive Fore the Kids charity golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch, raising over $230,000
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Driving “fore” the kids with the Dallas Stars Foundation

On May 24, the Dallas Stars Foundation held their first annual Drive Fore the Kids charity golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch, raising over $230,000
Piper Gleadhill

On May 24, the Dallas Stars Foundation held their first annual Drive Fore the Kids charity golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch, raising over $230,000

USA Hockey and Dallas Stars announce Slync's sponsorship of the 2021 International Ice Hockey Men’s World Championship
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Slync.io Added as Sponsor of 2021 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship

USA Hockey and Dallas Stars announce Slync's sponsorship of the 2021 International Ice Hockey Men’s World Championship
Jaime Reints

USA Hockey and Dallas Stars announce Slync's sponsorship of the 2021 International Ice Hockey Men’s World Championship

Dallas Stars announce official logistics partnership with Slync.io, a technology innovator in logistics process automation and system orchestration
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Dallas Stars Announce Slync.io as the Team's Official Logistics Partner

Dallas Stars announce official logistics partnership with Slync.io, a technology innovator in logistics process automation and system orchestration
Jaime Reints

Dallas Stars announce official logistics partnership with Slync.io, a technology innovator in logistics process automation and system orchestration

Slync’s intelligent orchestration platform named to FreightWaves' distinguished list
Company News
golf
hockey

Slync.io Named to 2022 Top FreightTech List

Slync’s intelligent orchestration platform named to FreightWaves' distinguished list
Jaime Reints

Slync’s intelligent orchestration platform named to FreightWaves' distinguished list

Slync's Corey Bertsch provides insight into port congestion in a recent Insider article
In The News
golf
hockey

A record 111 container ships are floating off California's busiest ports

Slync's Corey Bertsch provides insight into port congestion in a recent Insider article
Charles Lundman

Slync's Corey Bertsch provides insight into port congestion in a recent Insider article

Slync's Corey Bertsch, VP or Solutions Consulting, on how we got here and what to look out for in 2022
In The News
golf
hockey

When the going gets tough, the rules get tougher

Slync's Corey Bertsch, VP or Solutions Consulting, on how we got here and what to look out for in 2022
Charles Lundman

Slync's Corey Bertsch, VP or Solutions Consulting, on how we got here and what to look out for in 2022

Slync.io is the new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic—an iconic event that is now a part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Slync.io becomes new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic

Slync.io is the new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic—an iconic event that is now a part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series
Team Slync

Slync.io is the new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic—an iconic event that is now a part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series

Kate and Justin Rose have quickly become an important ally to the women's game [GolfWeek]
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Slync.io supports the second edition of the Rose Ladies Series with 'Slync Slam'

Kate and Justin Rose have quickly become an important ally to the women's game [GolfWeek]
Team Slync

Kate and Justin Rose have quickly become an important ally to the women's game [GolfWeek]

Van Rooyen will debut as global brand ambassador for Slync.io at the 2021 World Golf Championships – Workday Championship
Partners & Ambassadors
golf
hockey

Slync Tees Up Partnership with Professional Golfer Erik van Rooyen

Van Rooyen will debut as global brand ambassador for Slync.io at the 2021 World Golf Championships – Workday Championship
Jaime Reints

Van Rooyen will debut as global brand ambassador for Slync.io at the 2021 World Golf Championships – Workday Championship

Get started on your orchestration journey