WOMEN’S DAY 2020
Women in Logistics
Within the last 20 years, the balance in the logistics workforce has had a big adjustment. However, the logistics gender equality stigma is still apparent and noticeable to date. 20 years ago, every department and field within logistics was typically male orientated. From warehouses, docks, headquarters and mostly all areas of businesses. This, however, has changed and with today’s figure it shows 40% of graduates within the logistics world are female. This shows we are finally moving in the right direction. Although this is helping, it does not banish the stigma around logistics and the stats say it all:
Less than 20% of parents would encourage their children to work in manufacturing. Only 14% of those with a daughter would encourage their child to work in the sector, compared to 24% of those with a son.
This shows it’s more important than ever that we showcase the great possibilities careers in this area present and change the perceptions. The supply chain industry has grown dramatically and there are now so many more roles and opportunities available which are spread across different departments within the industry. It is also assumed that there are no career paths in the industry for women and only men dominate the managerial roles. However, this is no longer the case. Women have so much to contribute to the supply chain sector, with so many skills that make them ideally suited to both warehouse and office-based roles. They are good at multi-talking, problem-solving, innovative, natural organisers and creative which are all good skills to have and use within the industry.
Gartner recently reported in its 2018 Women in Supply Chain survey:
- Women accounted for 37% of the total supply chain workforce
- 20% of the vice presidents and senior directors, not to mention the middle management levels in between.
- 60% businesses say they have targeted initiatives to recruit, develop and retain female employees.
Statistics taken from Supply Chain Digital. www.supplychaindigital.com
Women at Bray Solutions
Here at Bray Solutions, we offer opportunities for individuals looking for a dynamic career path within the logistics and third-party industry with 41% of our workforce being women. We are dedicated to gender diversity and showing the opportunities available for both men and women within Bray Solutions and the logistics industry. Women who already work within the industry are a key part in breaking down the stigma and the gender gap within the sector. As a whole, the industry needs to take a stand and work hard towards removing the stigma against logistics and warehousing which will in turn educate young people of the benefits, rewards and opportunities within the logistics industry.
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organisations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.
International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continues to grow from strength to strength.
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