The talent pool of young women with leadership potential is increasing. University-based supply chain programs now have many more women students than previously, and with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), more women are choosing non-traditional fields of study leading to careers in previously male-dominated industries. Yet these future leaders still face obstacles at both the university level and the company level. In many instances, outstanding women are sought, recruited, and hired, yet do not advance in the organization as their male peers do. Symposium participants expressed a strong interest in “paving the way” for these women as well as a sense of obligation to change the future of supply chain leadership to be more open and more appealing to women.
Young Talent Pool is Increasing
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