Women In Logistics

March 5, 2021

Women's History Month

Crane Worldwide Logistics strives to be the employer of choice. The logistics arena is an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. It’s a multi-faceted industry with many parts that need to be played. Logistics touches every part of our lives; from life sciences, to produce, to consumer electronics. Many enjoy a great career in logistics and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome all applicants!

Here are some interesting facts about women in the logistics business: 

  • Steady Growth: Since 1979, women working in the logistics industry has grown by 55% worldwide.  
  • Under a third: Currently, just over 30% of supply chain positions are held by women. 
  • Supply Chain Leadership: As of 2020, 19.6% — 28% of middle-management, management, and directors in logistics is represented by women. 
  • Degrees and Certifications: Nearly 40% of graduates entering the logistics arena are women. This number increases slightly every year. 
  • The Workforce: The worldwide workforce is just over 4 billion people. The number of women in the workforce is 40%. 
  • Men want more women in leadership as well: More and more male CEOs are seeing the benefits of females holding management positions. While it is growing slowly, the number of female managers and CEOs is rising worldwide.  
  • Logistics isn’t what it used to be: There may be a long-held misconception that logistics work is all lifting, physical, or dirty. Today, this highly advanced trade involves computers, driving, and leadership roles in addition to warehouse, ship, and physical labor — all of which can be done by women. The more women in these roles, the more other women may be encouraged by this, and become more eager to enter this amazing line of work.   
  • Opportunities are growing: It has been estimated that by 2022, the logistics industry will grow by 22% worldwide. This means that opportunities abound for all people, opening the possibilities for more women throughout all aspects of logistics. 
  • The proof of success is in the numbers: It has been shown that companies that can represent a larger demographic of male-to-female diversity are up to 15% more likely to win bids and contracts.  
  • Filling a great need: More women are getting behind the wheel of a big rig. It is no secret that there is a growing driver shortage, and women are stepping into this role. 10% of the truckers worldwide are women — and this number is expected to grow.  
  • How to appeal to more diversity: Studies have discovered that what women want most in the workplace is a Work/Life Balance (58%). 

From fleet managers, to drivers — managers, to CEOs, the number of women in logistics is growing... and we can work together to improve the gender balance in the industry. 

Learn more about joining us at Crane Worldwide Logistics on our careers page

What is International Women's Day?

International Women’s Day is a global event that celebrates and recognizes women’s achievements around the world. Its purpose is to raise the discussion of gender equality and has been celebrated since the early 1900s. International Women's Day takes place on March 8th. This day brings together communities, governments, businesses, and charities. Different countries celebrate in different ways and for some countries, it is a National holiday, in others, it is celebrated similarly to Mother’s Day.

Why is International Women's Day highlighted as an important event? 

The World Economic Forum report states it could take over one hundred years for the gender gap in society and business to disappear. Women and men around the world highlight the importance of gender equality, celebrate diversity, raise awareness and a call for change and development on International Women's Day by supporting women's achievements and progress to date. 

According to the United Nations, despite some progress being made towards gender equality in recent years, not one single country can claim that it has achieved it.  There are multiple obstacles in societies that remain unchanged in both law and culture. 

International Women’s Day is 24 hours dedicated to championing women’s achievements and challenging gender bias.

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Crane Worldwide Logistics provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual/s race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, disability or veteran status. If you would like to join our diverse team, take a look at our careers page


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