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Yes dear, you’re a better logistics manager than I am…

[ October 6, 2020   //   ]

Female leaders are rated higher than their male counterparts in the logistics industry, according to a survey of industry professionals by organizational development company Novosensus. It quizzed over 1800 leaders from the supply chain management, shipping, logistics, and forwarding industries, asking them to rate their experiences about leadership, experience at work, and experience of their leaders for the research.

The research reveals that, while only 13% of senior leaders in logistics are female, women score higher on six out of seven leadership competencies such as empathy, giving clearer direction and more constructive feedback, trustworthiness and engendering confidence.

Novosensus co-founder Henrik Kofod-Hansen explained: “Female leaders offer a full range of competencies that bring their organizations forward and create results. Gender Equality is a strategic business issue, not a nice-to-have corporate social responsibility project.

“We need to be concrete about accelerating female talent into leadership positions, not with quotas, but by realizing the business opportunities in equality, diversity of thought, and inclusive behaviours.”

However, female respondents rated their employee experience 10% lower than men’s and felt they are not treated equally, rating their experience of their leaders 19% lower than men.

Most organizations are far from having a balance in their workforces.