Dachser USA Boasts 56 percent Female Representation
Holding true to its culture of “openness and respect,” gender diversity serves as a major differentiator in company culture at leading global logistics company Dachser USA, as women represent a substantial 56 percent of the company’s workforce.
This percentage is unusual as the majority of companies in supply chain and logistics industries are represented by males. Statistics released in a Gartner study revealed women only make up about 37-38 percent of organizations in these industries. Companies such as Dachser USA are bringing more diversity to these industries by shifting gender statistics and placing more women in male-dominated positions.
“As a family-owned business, Dachser has developed a culture that embraces diversity, also in terms of gender, and appreciates the value both women and men bring to the organization,” said Vincent Touya, Managing Director Dachser USA. “We know that embracing and fostering gender diversity enhances collaboration, tolerance and understanding, as well as increased productivity, which improves the bottom line.”
Dachser values employees at the talent level, providing an opportunity to all qualified candidates beyond their gender, ultimately shifting common gender trends and reinventing demographics in the talent pool.
The family-owned company isn’t the only one showing a shift in genders, however. A recent survey from SCM World revealed that females represent 37 percent of students enrolling in supply chain and logistics courses at global universities. As more programs and companies adopt a cultural that values diversity, these statistics will continue to inevitably rise and add more qualified candidates to bridge the talent gap.
“Creating a company culture that recognizes talent and identifies the right person for the job—regardless of age or gender—is central to our core values to develop the best possible team,” said Touya. “The female professionals at Dachser USA, which make up more than half of our workforce, bring the right mix of knowledge of the industry, passion for their career and a collaborative attitude.”