Organizations that set measurable targets are most likely to lift women into supply chain leadership positions.
While supply chain organizations deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders shouldn’t forget that gender equality remains an important goal to pursue. The Gartner 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey shows that 17% of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are now women — the highest rate since we started the survey in 2016. Gender representation varies considerably across industries, however.
“In supply chain roles, compared with other professions, the talent crunch has been particularly acute,” says Dana Stiffler, VP Analyst, Gartner. “Women are underutilized resources in the so-called war for talent.”