For over 70 years the fantastic world of Marvel, has created female super-heroes, like the amazing Black Widow in the recent Avengers 2 movie, but these female characters have been few and far between. Similarly, over the past decades, there has been a dearth of women in supply chain. But change is happening NOW!
Women came together today for a breakfast event at Sapphire NOW, to build a force of women in supply chain as they networked, collaborated and celebrated the successes of women, forging ahead to change this traditionally male dominated field. According to a SCM World study, only 5% of top-level supply chain positions at Fortune 500 companies are filled by women. These few women are the true business super-heroes today as they lead major transformation of their companies with new innovation and strategy.
The Sapphire NOW breakfast was attended by executive women in supply chain representing various industries and Fortune 500 companies. EY, the event sponsor, has a long and commendable history of commitment to global initiatives, focused on the progression of women into leadership.
Jamie Larsen, EY Principal, commented “When our economy is facing unparalleled challenges, there is a clear imperative to help women succeed in the economy at all levels, as business owners of multinational organizations, as leaders in business, and at grass roots levels in local communities, and for Ernst & Young, this includes supporting our own women in fulfilling their potential.”
Hala Zeine, Senior Vice President and Head of SAP Portfolio, delivered a very enjoyable and inspiring address, discussing how supply chains are transforming into business networks and how women are uniquely poised to excel in this area. “Women naturally think in terms of networks, are masters at multi-tasking, are adept at problem-solving in fast-paced environments and are exceptional at collaboration and nurturing relationships.”
It was indeed a wonderful event for Wonder Women who share a common goal – run business better, and make a better world!