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Women at WERC

Our Women @ WERC program was designed to meet the unique needs of women pursuing a career in the warehousing, logistics and supply chain industries. Through networking, mentoring and educational opportunities, we aim to make it easier for women to build their careers while a the same time promoting the bottom-line benefits of increased gender diversity in the supply chain workforce. 


Why Women @ WERC?


Gender diversity makes good business sense. Studies show that gender diversity in the supply chain boosts competitiveness, productivity and financial returns, and that companies with more women in leadership roles markedly outperform those without. Still, most supply chain organizations do not have gender diversity goals, and we know anecdotally that that some women in supply chain roles encounter barriers that men do not. Women @ WERC aims to address all of these issues.

  


 

"... The industry has room to grow and improve, and one of the best ways women can do that is to network with each other. If you're new to the industry, find a mentor; if you're like me and have been around for awhile, find those people that you can help to grow in their careers and become industry leaders."

Kristi Mongtomery
Director At Large, WERC Board of Directors
Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development at the KENCO Group

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Who is Women @ WERC for?


Women @ WERC has been designed for both women and men who want to help their organizations benefit from the many business advantages of a diverse workforce. The program serves two key groups:


  • Individual women in supply chain looking to network with and learn from other women as they build their careers in the industry;
  • Supply chain leaders who want to leverage the proven benefits of gender diversity by developing targets and implementing fact-based strategies to meet them.



  


 

"I strongly encourage women who are new to the industry to tap into the women who have been here a while. We're all here to help each other, and we want to. WERC is a perfect resource for making those contacts. 

Susan Rider
Former WERC Board President
(2004-2005)

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How can I get involved?



Join Our Conference Program

The Women @ WERC program is presently focused on developing an educational and networking program at our annual WERC conference. In 2018, the program included:


  • “Why Diversity and Inclusion are Critical to Supply Chain Success,” a breakout session examining the research and rationale behind gender-diversity programs;


  • “Women in Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities,” a peer-to-peer session in which women were encouraged to share their experiences and learn from one another;


  • A networking breakfast event for women in supply chain.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WERC 2019 CONFERENCE


Connect with us on LinkedIn

Join our Women at WERC LinkedIn Group to connect with other women who are working in the warehousing, logistics and supply chain industries. Share information, resources and stories and get your career on the fast track.  



Listen To Let’s Talk Supply Chain

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey hosts Let's Talk Supply Chain, where she interviews the top Supply Chain professionals in the industry. You will learn about best practices, changes in the industry and Hot Topics surrounding Supply Chain. Visit https://www.letstalksupplychain.com for details.