Gender-based adversity still affects close to 74% of women in the supply chain, according to a Procurious study.
“Women endure innumerable microaggressions and challenges daily,” says Tania Seary, founding chairman and CEO of Procurious. “Although women are making gains in the workforce and forward-thinking organizations are investing in and protecting their female employees, significant challenges remain. Put bluntly: There’s a lot of talk but not enough action or results. Our research found that only 16% of women have seen their organizations make tangible progress toward addressing gender bias this year. We need to work together to lift up, empower and protect women in the workforce and drive real change.”
- When it came to the specific forms of gender-based adversity women experience in the workplace, respondents cited men taking credit for their work or ideas, learning they’re paid less than their male counterparts, feeling disadvantaged in the workplace because of their gender, being asked to perform administrative work outside of their role and struggling to “get air time” in virtual meetings.
- 23% of respondents said women make up 40-50% of their procurement leadership team, but just 15% see this composition of women in the C-suite or Board of Directors.
- Just 14% of companies have strategies in place to protect and promote women in supply chain and procurement. 16% are working on implementing them, but 70% either have no strategies in place or they are so ineffective that they go unnoticed.
- 63% of women indicated they are pulling double and even triple duty at home, being primarily responsible for one or more forms of domestic work.
- Closing the gender pay gap (49%), mentoring (47%) and leadership training (45%) topped the list of things women want their companies to invest in.