Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women
Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women is a three-year initiative aiming to increase the number of women in supply chain education, training, jobs and careers. Developed by the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University in conjunction with Wayfinder industry sponsors, the program links industry with community through a number of initiatives including a national series of “industry meets community” luncheons and the development of a comprehensive career map.
Wayfinder focuses on finding talent in an industry which faces a challenge in regenerating its workforce with the right skills to be globally competitive in the future. The program also encourages employers to develop strategies to address the recruitment and retention of women within the workplace.
In an industry that has traditionally been a male domain, Wayfinder is trying to change the status quo. We believe that achieving a better gender balance in supply chains will result in more successful business. Our approach is built on two core pillars:
- Increasing visibility, tackling the industry image problem head-on, and breaking down industry stereotypes
- Refocussing the conversation and thinking talent acquisition and promotion in supply chain and logistics
Wayfinder was launched in Geelong on International Women’s Day (March 8) 2018. Further Wayfinder 2018 Luncheons were held nationally in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth and Adelaide. The luncheons have connected industry representatives with hundreds of community members from schools, universities, community organisations and government and showcased a range of diverse women from the sector.
More Wayfinder events will be held in 2019, keep an eye on Wayfinder’s social media to stay updated!