Strategies for Women in Supply Management: How to Overcome the Final Hurdles

Author(s):

Cheryl O. Ransom, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Cheryl O. Ransom, C.P.M., A.P.P., Commodity Manager, ClearOne Communications, 801-303-3497, cherylransom@hotmail.com
Tracey K. Stevens, C.P.M., CPPB
Tracey K. Stevens, C.P.M., CPPB, Chief Procurement Officer, Salt Lake City Corporation, 801-535-7944, tracey.stevens@ci.slc.ut.us

89th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2004 - Philadelphia, PA
Abstract

Women bring unique strengths to the workplace and have made significant inroads into middle and upper management but appear to still lag behind to some degree in traditional male dominated industries. While the trend appears to be positive, women are interested in knowing how they can improve their chances for advancement and provide value to their employers. In an attempt to gain insight from “real” women in the industry of supply management, a survey was conducted and information tabulated. Some of the “glass ceilings” of the past appear to be alive and well but most women are confident that the future holds an open door for women to succeed in supply management.

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