Breaking the Barriers: Women in Logistics

45 Pages Posted: 15 May 2014

Date Written: December 23, 2010


This paper is written with the object of making women visible in logistics sector. Though currently less number of women are employed in supply chain sector as compared to male counterpart, yet, more women are making their way in this traditional male dominated sector. Based on experience of women working in logistics, this paper argues that more and more women are challenging the traditional methods in which work is organized in logistics and are paving their way in doing tasks essentially carried out by men in spite of hurdles that exist in their immediate socio-cultural environment. Whether operational or technical task, women are gradually taking up the responsibilities in spite of hurdles. What is required is support in terms of challenging and changing the traditional stereotypes by the industry and the society to attract and retain women as a talented workforce in this sector and utilize their potential.

Keywords: Women, Logistics, HR, Globalization, MNCs, supply chain, talent, Employees, gender, governance, workplace, employment, workforce, transport industry, aviations, railways

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Nigam, Shalu, Breaking the Barriers: Women in Logistics (December 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

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