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3 Steps to Bridging the Supply Chain Gender Gap

Published: 13 July 2020

ID: G00466573

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 stagnated at almost all levels of supply chain leadership. Supply chain leaders can 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
    • Create Inclusive Job Descriptions to Enhance Recruitment
    • Restructure the Interview Process Demonstrate Inclusivity
    • Improve the Likelihood of Female Promotions With Integrated Pipeline Planning
    • Mentorship Matters
  • Create Visibility Around Existing High-Performance Women Leaders

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