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IN AN INDUSTRY THAT IS MADE UP ALMOST ENTIRELY OF MEN, ONE ORGANIZATION IS WORKING TO IMPROVE GENDER DIVERSITY AND BOOST THE BOTTOM LINE

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he Warehousing Research and Education Council’s Women @ WERC program was designed to meet the unique needs

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logistics and supply chain industries. Through networking, mentoring and educational opportunities, they aim to make it easier for women to build their careers while at the same time promoting the bottom-line benefits of increased gender diversity in the supply chain workforce. “I would love to see more women at the leadership level throughout our industry; one way to do that is to make sure we attract more women to the field at the college level, as these young people are the ones with the potential to be our next leaders,” said Kristi Montgomery, Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development at the Kenco Group and one of the newest members of the WERC Board of Directors. Montgomery is encouraged to see WERC’s increasing diversity on the Board and among APRIL 2019

Profile for Business Chief USA

Business Chief USA Magazine – April 2019  

Business Chief USA Magazine – April 2019