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Women in Logistics, 2015: A Personal Journey

Are the doors open to women looking to pursue a career in logistics?

Women in Logistics, 2015: A Personal Journey

The answer is a qualified yes. Without question, the field of logistics has shed much of the sexism that marked it over the years. Changes in the business, driven by globalization, technology, the internet and a widening talent gap, have resulted in new opportunities for all prospective entrants, male and female. Still, it's not easy starting a logistics business from scratch – and learning about it as you go. On this episode, we talk with Sharon McWilliams, franchise owner of BlueGrace Logistics in Fair Oaks, Calif., just outside Sacramento. She describes her own path, which involved casting aside a career as a successful litigator in favor of owning a business about which she knew virtually nothing at the outset. She also touches on the issue of work-life balance that preoccupies so many professional women – and men as well, even though they're seldom asked about it. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

The latest annual survey by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals on Career Patterns of Women in Logistics.

Stream or download podcast here

The answer is a qualified yes. Without question, the field of logistics has shed much of the sexism that marked it over the years. Changes in the business, driven by globalization, technology, the internet and a widening talent gap, have resulted in new opportunities for all prospective entrants, male and female. Still, it's not easy starting a logistics business from scratch – and learning about it as you go. On this episode, we talk with Sharon McWilliams, franchise owner of BlueGrace Logistics in Fair Oaks, Calif., just outside Sacramento. She describes her own path, which involved casting aside a career as a successful litigator in favor of owning a business about which she knew virtually nothing at the outset. She also touches on the issue of work-life balance that preoccupies so many professional women – and men as well, even though they're seldom asked about it. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

The latest annual survey by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals on Career Patterns of Women in Logistics.

Stream or download podcast here

Women in Logistics, 2015: A Personal Journey

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