The logistics industry is evolving with new technologies, market trends, and customer demands, and is becoming more inclusive and welcoming to diverse perspectives and skill sets, particularly in the participation and representation of women.
The logistics industry is shifting towards a more skill-based approach to recruitment, while digitalization is enabling women to enter roles that were traditionally held by men.
According to JBAndrews, a European-based executive search firm specializing in Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics, only 2% of the global logistics and supply chain workforce is composed of women. Additionally, only 20% of management roles in the industry are held by women, with the US and UK having some of the highest percentages of female workers at 22% and 25%, respectively. In India, data on female representation in the logistics industry is limited, but estimates suggest that it was around 15% a few years ago.