DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Girl Scouts of the USA to establish a program aimed at empowering females to learn about, and consider a career in the supply chain industry.
The two organisations will collaborate on developing and piloting a skills training program with at least ten councils from 2023 to 2024. A special patch program will become available to Girl Scout troops across the United States in 2025 and 2026. DHL has committed to donating $1 million US to fund the initiative.
Recent data reveals women account for 41 per cent of the workforce in the supply chain industry, with women holding only 15 per cent of executive roles in the sector, according to a 2021 Women in Supply Chain survey.
“Entrepreneurship is a pillar of the Girl Scout experience and we’re excited to show Girl Scouts the ins and outs of supply chain and logistics, while exposing them to career paths in the industry,” said the CEO of DHL Supply Chain, North America, Scott Sureddin.
“We want to build on their aptitude for logistics and, through mentorship, show them real examples of women and men who have built successful careers in the field.”
The partnership with Girl Scouts is one of a number of initiatives DHL has undertaken to foster the next generation of supply chain professionals, including scholarships and internships.