Recording webinar Gender diversity in supply chain


Supply Chain Media and boom! presented a webinar about gender diversity and equity in supply chain.

Women still represent just 39% of the total supply chain workforce, according to Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain survey, just like the year before. The encouraging news is that 17% of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are now women – a 6% increase compared to 2019 and the highest rate since the first edition of the survey in 2016. However, compared to 2019, there are proportionally fewer women at the vice president and director levels.

On March 10, two days after International Women’s Day, Supply Chain Media and boom!, the Global Community for Women in Supply Chain, presented a live and interactive webinar about gender diversity and equity. Beth Morgan, founder of boom!, presented the results of her own global survey about career progression in supply chain. What are the most important obstacles to progression for women? And what are company approaches to diversity, inclusion and equity?

Martijn Lofvers presented the gender diversity triangle, in which a female talent, her manager and the HR manager have a joint responsibility for career progression. Based on a lot of scientific research and with help of several female supply chain professionals, Lofvers has developed three very practical checklists as part of the Gender Diversity Gap analysis. Morgan argues that there’s a strong case to add allies to this triangle. Everyone, not just managers, but also your peers inside and outside the company, can be allies for underrepresented groups, reinforcing the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge.


  • Martijn Lofvers, Founder & Chief Trendwatcher at Supply Chain Media
  • Beth Morgan, Founder & CEO at boom!, The Global Community for Women in Supply Chain

Missed the webinar?

The recorded webinar is available on the YouTube channel of Supply Chain Movement. The slide deck is available for download below.

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