Chloe Jansen and Lyuba Kirilova interviewed four women in senior procurement positions to gain insight on the often discussed topic – women in procurement. The industry has made great advances in terms of equality and diversity however, as with most industries, there remains a disproportionate lack of women at the top. To get to the root of the problem perhaps we need to stop talking about women in procurement and tackle the issue at a higher level?
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Procurement and Supply Chain functions are continuing to evolve in response to the challenges and opportunities facing businesses. As Procurement 2020 – our survey of C-Suite executives – showed, operating models are evolving to push the functions from a more traditional, back-office role to becoming integrated and proactive. Key to any effective profession is attracting, developing and retaining the right talent. For Procurement and Supply Chain this means securing well-rounded people who can combine hard skills, such as commercial nous, with the softer skillsets essential to acting as a critical friend and facilitator to the business.
To measure the pulse of progress, Ayming interviewed senior female Procurement and Supply Chain professionals across a variety of industries. Our findings show that there is reason for celebration, albeit with an element of caution…
What does the women in procurement whitepaper cover?
Jansen and Kirilova cover a variety of topics with their interviewees:
- Changing Workplaces
- Equal Pay and Opportunity
- Recruitment Promotion