The ”Women in Supply Chain Survey” conducted by AWESOME and Gartner Research is getting industry-wide attention through an article in Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), titled “Leaders of Change: Women in Supply Chain.” The article stresses the business imperative for advancing women’s leadership in supply chain and highlights the research findings on the need for progress and initiatives companies are adopting to address the gap.
Authors of the article are Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director, and Dana Stiffler, a vice president in Gartner Research.
“One of the most surprising findings is that although there is a general perception that women are gaining higher levels of leadership in supply chain, the survey found that actual progress is much slower than that perception would suggest,” explained Dr. Nix.
The “Women in Supply Chain Survey” is the first study designed to assess the current status of women leaders in supply chain and develop insights into initiatives that can improve their level of attraction, development, retention and advancement.
For the “Women in Supply Chain” study, Gartner and AWESOME surveyed 125 supply chain professionals in 112 unique enterprises about goals and initiatives to improve attraction, development, retention and advancement of women. The research also collected baseline data on how many women are in front-line manager, senior manager/director, vice president and executive-level roles within supply chain organizations.