The Indian government has taken significant steps to improve the working conditions for women in the logistics industry, with a focus on sanitation and safety. We hope that this effort will also change the discriminatory mindset at the grassroot level.
Gender roles are no longer a determining factor in the logistics industry as knowledge and performance are becoming the key factors in this field.
Both women and men are rising to meet international standards in terms of skills and performance. In India, more and more organizations are providing equal opportunities and profiles to women as they do for men. In the past 5 years, the logistics industry has undergone a significant transformation, particularly in terms of the increasing participation and representation of women. Though, globally, the ratio of women in the logistics industry is higher than in India; the trend is changing here too with industries becoming more open to employing women in traditionally male dominated job profiles.
The rise of e-commerce has transformed the way businesses operate, providing new opportunities for companies to connect and collaborate.
One of the major changes brought about by e-commerce is the ability for many industries to offer permanent work-from-home options. The logistics industry, being a service-based sector, has also adapted to this change by designing software to meet the unique requirements of this field. The e-commerce boom has been especially beneficial for women, as it has allowed them to manage work and personal life more effectively, which was seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, many companies continue to offer flexible work arrangements, including the option to work from home, especially for women so that they can perform their duties more efficiently.
For those considering a career in logistics, my advice would be to focus on developing the right mindset and passion for the field, as this industry is primarily service-based.
While educational qualifications are important, hands-on experience is crucial for understanding and excelling in logistics. Be prepared for hard work and always strive to gain more experience, as it is the key to becoming a successful professional in this field.
At JW Ventures, we ensure that everyone working with us, especially women employees, are safe and comfortable.
We have a culture of inclusivity and equality, and our management team has always been fair and unbiased towards gender discrimination. We have women working in all areas - from labor, operations, customer service, human resources, administration, accounts, and even in top management positions. And their safety is a top priority for us.