By The Blume Global Team
Upskilling women in the workforce is key to transforming the digital economy
Bengaluru, 23 September 2022: Blume Global, one of the leading supply chain technology providers, recently launched the Women in Technology forum for its women employees to bring in a change in the technology space. The forum will act as a dedicated networking group to guide its women employees to a focused career path and provide a common platform to share ideas, mentor each other and encourage free flow of communication across all levels.
Blume Global CIO & Head of Customer Success Yamini Vellore said, “At Blume, we are committed to nurturing talent and helping them find meaningful career opportunities. By doing this, we always thrive to create a positive impact on society. According to statistical data, only 25% of technical leadership roles are held by women in key tech companies. * This is due to a lack of exposure and mentorship. I am excited about the launch of our internal forum, which will act as a unique networking and learning platform for our employees to connect, engage, and educate themselves.”
Vellore has seen a change in the technology space over the years for women. She has grown from being the only woman working in a warehouse facility to leading her own team. Even though the workforce has transformed over the years, women still face workplace biases and are often hesitant to pursue technology as a career option, especially in a domain like supply chain.
Niyati Kohler, SVP of Strategy & Operations at Blume Global said, “Supply chain is still considered to be a male-dominated sector, and when it comes to supply chain technology, women need to be equally represented. We are thrilled to start this new journey as we strive to achieve inclusive growth by giving equal opportunities to all our employees. I am proud to be a part of an organization that never falls behind to invest in its employees. Through this forum, we look at creating an increased women technology talent pool not only in India but globally as well.”
Under the forum, employees will have an opportunity to learn about Blume culture and seek advice on key leadership skills from industry veterans. Recently, the company organized an event celebrating the launch of the program with its women employees across India and Hong Kong.
Blume is dedicated to the professional and educational development of its employees. Blume has an existing partnership with Coursera and the Stanford Graduate School of Business offering free access to skill development courses for all employees.
About Blume Global
Blume Global is a multimodal supply chain orchestration platform that unites end-to-end visibility, supplier management, and logistics execution. As the single source of truth for logistics data, Blume provides visibility throughout the value chain, from sourcing to delivery, allowing customers to use Blume solutions to navigate disruptions and create agile plans amid supply chain uncertainty. Blume has the most extensive network among logistics technology providers. The company’s direct connectivity to the ocean, air, rail, parcel, LTL, and truckload carriers combines with Blume’s solutions and 28 years of industry data to maximize transportation spending, improve customer service and reduce carbon emissions for users. By developing technology that streamlines the logistics world, Blume Global is leading the industry in creating supply chain sustainability solutions and fighting climate change by eliminating significant carbon emissions in a world where most freight is transported using fossil fuels.
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