Female talent: a key element for the growth of the logistics sector - Authorized Movers

Female talent: a key element for the growth of the logistics sector

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By: Diego Padilla

01 Oct 2021

In order to change the vision of this field and move towards equality, it is important to inform about its role in any supply chain.

Women have long faced various barriers that prevent them from entering, staying and growing in companies. All over the world, and despite progress; They still do not have a similar participation to the opposite sex, compared to the most senior and managerial positions within organizations.

Without having to go far. In Latin America, the female group occupies 7% of management positions, and only 21% of companies have a woman in the general management, according to the “Global Gender Gap Report ” of the World Economic Forum. While in Peru, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reports that 44% of the workforce is represented by women, but there is still a profound difference between the sexes.

Normally, female talents work in the service sectors (42%); monitoring of commercial activities (26%); agriculture, fishing and mining (21.5%); manufacturing (8.6%) and, finally; transport and communications (1.9%), according to INEI. Logistics is certainly not yet a sector characterized by a significant presence of women.

Women in logistics

Over the years, the logistics sector has positioned itself mainly among men. In order to change the vision of this field and evolve towards equality, it is important to inform about its role in any supply chain, to promote this interest for the economic and professional field, and finally, to make known its great diversity of employment opportunities.

After the measures taken by the health crisis and the abysmal growth of e-commerce, which showed an increase of 50%, moving 6,000 million US dollars (CAPECE) in 2020, logistics are booming and starting to grow. adapt, naturally, to changes. and the challenges that society demands. Now is the time to continue to encourage equal participation between the two sexes, in different sectors.

A key factor in improving this participation is innovation and bridging the digital divide. The use of new technologies in logistics, such as automation and robotics, will not only boost their operational development; but rather the inclusion of women in more roles and in decision-making. The evolution of the sector points towards the binomial “qualified personnel and technology”. According to PwC, in the next 10 years, 17 million professionals will be needed in this field. Therefore, we have the opportunity and the need to change the profiles and vision of companies, towards a development model with gender equality.



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