Kathy Wengel, VP, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC) and co-host of the 2015 AWESOME Symposium, set the stage for “AWESOME in Action” with statistics about women’s supply chain leadership. Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics, Wengel’s co-host and founder of AWESOME also welcomed participants.
The statistics cited by Wengel are from research by Gartner, a technology research and advisory company. Gartner research found that
- 41% of supply chain undergraduates are female
- Industry-wide, female Supply Chain Director or above titles represent 20%
- Women make up ONLY 5% of the Fortune Global 500 Senior Supply Chain Leaders
Wengel said “Through AWESOME’s efforts since its inception, we’ve established the case for change in the supply chain function – both present and future for women. We’ve also identified a variety of catalysts for change – and I’m looking at the most compelling catalysts, at this very moment – all of you.”
Read first wave of comments from Symposium participants. More highlights of the Symposium and insights and words of wisdom from panelists and participants will be posted on this web site soon.