Mentoring, Sponsorship and Quotas: What are their relative merits in bringing more women into supply chain management?

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Next week, June 5, 2014, we are excited to host a webcast on women in supply chain management.

We have a fantastic panel of accomplished female supply chain practitioners as well as industry expert Lora Cecere serving as the moderator. Register for the webcast to hear them discuss the thorny issues of mentoring, sponsorship, and quotas as mechanisms to get more women into supply chain, and the relative merits and drawbacks of these approaches.


Event Details:Mentoring, Sponsorship, & Quotas: What are their relative merits in bringing more women into supply chain management? Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ETThere is a consensus that since women constitute over half of the workforce but just 10% of top supply chain executive positions in Fortune Global 500 companies that something needs to be done to address this imbalance. While a great deal of attention gets placed on the ‘glass ceiling’ concept, there are a lot of women who face barriers and discrimination at mid and entry level positions too.  There is a clear social responsibility need and this panel will focus on the practical advantages to having more women in supply chain including:

  • Do women and men make decisions differently? If so, why does this matter to supply chain?
  • Has supply chain become more relevant to women as a career option?
  • What does a career path look like for women in supply chain?

P A N E L I S T S :Verda Blythe, Director, Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, Wisconsin School of Business Laura Dionne, Director, Worldwide Operations Planning, TriQuint Elisabeth Kaszas, Director, Supply Chain, Amgen Inc. Shellie Molina, VP, Global Supply Chain, First Solar M O D E R A T O R : Lora Cecere, Founder, Supply Chain Insights

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