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,

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