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Women in Logistics initiative launched

TORONTO, Ont. -- More than 600 people the vast majority female -- participated in the recently completed Women ...


TORONTO, Ont. — More than 600 people the vast majority female — participated in the recently completed Women in Logistics Task Force, an initiative of the Logistics Institute.<br>
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The participants came together at six launch events held across Canada. The message from featured keynote speaker Angela Mondou, P. Log., “Take Action” and “Be Accountable” was endorsed by the audience of logistics and supply chain practitioners. As a bonus, each participant of the Launch Events received a copy of Angela’s best selling book Hit the Ground Leading.<br>
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In addition to the motivational leadership portion of the events, participants were asked to contribute their experiences and insights in facilitated feedback group discussions. <br>
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Discussions highlighted career opportunities and roadblocks, issues and concerns. One key element everyone was asked to share was information on the skills, knowledge and education they felt was needed to succeed in todays supply chain logistics industry sector.<br>
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Two of the principle objectives of the Women in Logistics initiative are to build community and profile women in our industry. The National Launch Events certainly held to those principles. The buzz was exceptional and not just from hundreds of women talking about their careers and the industry many of us fell into. The building of the community will also lead to a stronger voice for all women in logistics, according to Ruth Snowden, P. Log, Managing Director of the Logistics Institute.<br>
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“Kuehne + Nagel is proud to have been a gold sponsor of the cross Canada events for Women in Logistics. These six events, from Vancouver to Halifax were an excellent launch into what Kuehne + Nagel sees as a huge opportunity for Women in Logistics,” announced Suzanne Broadbent – Marketing Manager Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.<br>
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An initiative of the Logistics Institute, the Task Force is mandated to explore options and create opportunities to highlight and publicize the contributions of women currently in the supply chain logistics profession. It is also charged with developing a strategy to support the recruitment of women into supply chain logistics and assist women to develop themselves as supply chain logistics professionals.<br>
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