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3 Steps to Bridging the Supply Chain Gender Gap

Published: 27 July 2018

ID: G00363497

Analyst(s): Caroline Chumakov , Dana Stiffler


The financial benefits associated with gender-diverse teams have been documented for years, yet progress toward gender equality has stalled at all levels of leadership in the supply chain. Supply chain leaders should leverage a three-part approach to bridge the gender gap across their organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Set Formal Goals to Improve Gender Equality in Supply Chain
  • Introduce or Enhance "Pull-In" Initiatives
    • Re-evaluate the Creation of Job Descriptions
    • Restructure the Interview Process
    • Improve the Likelihood of Female Promotions With Integrated Pipeline Planning
    • Mentorship Matters
  • Create Visibility Around Existing High-Performing Women Leaders

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