A Woman's World: Adapting to New Leadership Models in the Supply Chain

Corporate supplier executives can empower women through their purchasing practices. But to achieve the greatest results, they need to understand the unique qualities of female leadership.
By Donna Benjamin

A new paradigm has been in the making for years now. Women are starting new businesses and moving into leadership positions in record numbers, bringing a unique set of leadership characteristics and styles.

Yes, women have different perspectives on management and corporate social Responsibility. Yes, they are non-conformists when their leadership style is compared to the traditional male leadership standards of what makes an effective manager. They are team-oriented, less profit motivated and collaborative.

Corporate supplier executives should take the time to understand the differences and adapt to new leadership styles in order to bring more women-owned businesses into the supply chain. It is a win-win-win for the corporation, the s...

Read full article or Subscribe