INSPIRING female leaders and creating a talent pipeline for women interested in logistics is the aim of a series of events organised by Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics.
The so-called ‘Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women’ initiative has been set up with a series of lunches around the country starting in Geelong on Thursday March 8 (International Women’s Day).
Deakin vice-chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO is the program patron and is to launch the Geelong event.
CSCL director Dr Hermione Parsons said Australia’s leading supply chain and logistics companies recognised the need to attract women and new talent to the industry.
“A balance between male and female employees in any organisation is imperative and the supply chain industry is no different,” Dr Parsons said.
“The industry has long been dominated by men and it is time for a change.”
Further lunches are planned for Melbourne and Sydney.