project44 launches women’s development program to amplify diversity and inclusion in logistics technology industry
project44 aims to empower women through community, coaching, learning and conscious growth
CHICAGO, November 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – project44, the leading supply chain visibility platform, today announced the launch of its Women’s Development Program, an initiative to empower women and build a strong working community. The six-month program, which began on November 8, will offer monthly 1: 1 coaching, skills development workshops and community development events for participants. project44 will lead the Women’s Development Program twice a year and welcome applicants from all of its global offices.
“The women’s development program is one of the most exciting milestones in the history of project44,” said Jett mccandless, CEO of project44. “We are making this investment because we believe in supporting women and gender diversity in the work we do every day. The women participating in this program have unique skills that have already been invaluable to our growth and success as a business. Empowering women leaders is a critical step towards creating a more diverse and inclusive culture at project44 and across our industry. “
The logistics and tech industries have long struggled with gender diversity. Although women understand 41% of the supply chain workforce according to an analyst firm, they only represent 15% of management positions. In addition, in a to study of more than 500,000 technologists at leading US companies, the nonprofit AnitaB.org found that women hold only 28.8% of total positions and only 3.9% of CEO. While the representation of women is improving in both sectors, closing the leadership gap will require conscious effort.
The project44 Women’s Development Program supports participants with 1: 1 coaching to strengthen their impact on project44, accelerate the development of soft skills and create rewarding career opportunities. Coaching sessions will focus on building self-awareness, developing leadership skills and maximizing team performance. The program is remotely accessible and open to any member of the project44 team who identifies as a woman, meaning that individual contributors outside of management and leadership roles can also participate. Team members based at United States and Europe participate in the inaugural program.
project44 has partnered with Ama La Vida, an innovative career, life, health and leadership coaching company, to offer participants professional coaching and skills workshops. Founded and run by women, Ama La Vida has extensive experience in executive leadership development. The ChicagoThe based company has worked with some of the world’s most respected companies and universities.
“The growth of project44 is a constant,” said Ivana Savic Grubisich, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture at project44. “1: 1 coaching is a transformational experience requiring reflection and self-awareness, traits that we seek to integrate into our daily work. I am delighted that our first cohort has this individual and group journey filled with bright moments, This program brings together project44 talents from around the world to inspire innovation for our global supply chains, from a diverse perspective, at a time when it is most needed. women and the impact they will have on future success at project44. “
About the project44
project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and logistics service providers as defined by carrier count, customer count, ARR, net retention, shipments per day, growth rate and gross margin. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transport processes to accelerate information and shorten the time it takes to turn that information into action. By leveraging the power of the project44 cloud platform, organizations increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Connected to thousands of carriers worldwide and offering full coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all modes of transport and types of shipping including Air, Parcels, Final-Mile, Less -than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Groupage, Full Truck, Rail, Intermodal and Ocean. In 2021, project44 was named # 1 on the FreightTech 25 list and a leader among real-time transportation visibility providers in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. To learn more, visit www.project44.com.
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