project44 launches women’s development program to amplify diversity and inclusion in the logistics technology industry
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 create a strong work community. The six-month program, which began on November 8, will provide monthly 1:1 coaching, skill-building workshops and community-building events for participants. project44 will host the Women’s Development Program twice a year and welcomes applicants from all of its global offices.
“The Women’s Development Program is one of the most exciting milestones in project44’s history,” 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 who participate in this program have unique skills that have already been invaluable to our growth and success as a business. is a critical step towards creating a more diverse and inclusive culture within project44 and across our industry.”
The logistics and technology industries have long struggled with gender diversity. Although the women to understand 41% of the workforce in the supply chain according to an analysis firm, they represent only 15% of management positions. Moreover, in a study out of more than 500,000 technologists in major US companies, the non-profit organization AnitaB.org found that women held only 28.8% of the total number of positions and only 3.9% of CEO positions . Although female representation is improving in both industries, closing the leadership gap will take conscious effort.
The project44 Women’s Development Program supports female participants with one-on-one coaching to enhance their impact on project44, accelerate soft skills development, and create fulfilling career opportunities. Coaching sessions will focus on building self-awareness, developing leadership abilities and maximizing team performance. The program is accessible remotely 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 in 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 provide participants with professional coaching and skills workshops. Founded and led by women, Ama La Vida has extensive experience in executive leadership development. the Chicagohas worked with some of the most respected companies and universities in the world.
“Growth at project44 is a constant,” said Ivana Savic-Grubisch, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture at project44. “1:1 Coaching is a transformational experience requiring self-reflection and self-awareness, traits that we seek to incorporate into our daily work. I am thrilled that our first cohort will have this individual and group journey filled with bright moments, challenges and achievements.This program brings together project44 talent from around the world to inspire innovation for our global supply chains, from a diverse perspective, at a time when it is needed most. We believe in our women and the impact they will have on future success at project44.”
project44 is the world’s first advanced visibility platform for shippers and logistics service providers, defined by number of carriers, number of customers, ARR, net retention, shipments per day, rate of growth and gross margin. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transport processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn that insight into action. By leveraging the power of the project44 cloud platform, organizations increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional experience to their customers. Connected to thousands of carriers worldwide and with comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all modes of transportation and shipping types, including Air, Parcel, Final- Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, groupage, truckload, rail, intermodal and sea. 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, visitwww.project44.com.
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