Manifest Vegas will host a Women’s Lunch to celebrate women in LogisticsTech in partnership with DHL Supply Chain, Daimler Truck North America, Food Logistics and Supply and Demand Chain Executive on 2nd February, 2023, at Caesars Forum. Manifest is the only event that brings together industry executives, top venture investors, cutting edge startups and technology leaders that strive to find solutions to critical logistics & supply chain disruptions – while identifying breakthrough technologies.
Gartner research says that women in all supply chain roles dropped from 41% in 2021 to 39% in 2022, and at the most senior levels there was also a 2% drop. This is a worrisome trend in the opposite direction from previous years – where between 2016 and 2021 it rose from 35% to 41%. In its report “Diversity Wins”, McKinsey & Company asserts that companies with greater gender diversity have higher likelihoods of positive financial performance. The report also asserts that the diverse perspectives of women can help challenge legacy-focused mindsets, embrace innovative automation technologies and adapt to shifting regulatory mandates and industry trends faster.
The women’s lunch will welcome Katie Date, Leader of the Women in Supply Chain Initiative at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, who will discuss the importance of diversity in the supply chain and what she has learned talking to leaders of some of the largest supply chains in the world. Also joining the stage will be Alicemarie Geoffrion who is President of Packaging for DHL Supply Chain and was just named one of the Top 100 Women in Supply Chain by Supply Chain Digital. Geoffrion is also a member of the World Economic Forum and the community looks forward to being inspired by her story.
“We are thrilled to host two brilliant supply chain minds at our second annual Women’s Lunch. Their experience, insights and stories will undoubtedly resonate and add value to a discussion that will never really be over until we achieve real equality at the highest levels of the supply chain industry,” said Courtney Muller, President of Manifest.
Manifest’s commitment to diversity doesn’t end with the Women’s Lunch. The importance of including different perspectives from the LogisticsTech community can be seen throughout the entire Manifest Vegas speaker line-up which can be viewed on the website. While it is called a Women’s Lunch, both women and those that support them are invited to attend.
Manifest is organised by the same team that created InsureTech Connect, Blueprint, HR Transform and The Future of Logistics Tech Summit. Manifest will offer unparalleled access to a comprehensive gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and executives from BCOs/Shippers. Next year’s event will bring together over 3,000 executives on 31st January – 2nd February 2023 at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas.
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