The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. According to a report from Gartner, while women make up 37% of today's end-to-end supply chain workforce, they only fill 15% of senior positions. How we can we address the balance and drive diversity forwards?
At DSJ Global, we believe the answer is by making gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prioritised gender diversity because it 'leads to better business results'. Yet the majority of their employees said that contribution to a 'positive message of the company', not financial impact, was the main reason that their company engaged with gender diversity. In our survey, 60% of end-to-end-supply chain professionals say their company does not highlight that gender parity is good for business. This is the missing link.
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