Participants in the AWESOME Symposium named four key areas as presenting special challenges to women in the supply chain field:
- Not enough networking opportunities exist for women – also, there are not enough role models and mentors.
- There is too little awareness among women at a young age about the supply chain as a viable, worthwhile career choice – and many are delayed in developing necessary skills.
- Issues regarding work/life balance are magnified in the supply chain field because of the 24/7 nature of the business or the potential need to relocate.
- The culture is still perceived as being not friendly or not appealing to women.