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Manifest Vegas to Celebrate Diversity in Supply Chain With Women’s Lunch Featuring Speakers from Chief and FlavorCloud

Trailblazing female leaders share their journeys and the importance of women having seats in the boardroom and throughout a company’s organizational chart

The Women’s Lunch returns to Manifest Vegas this February to celebrate women in the supply chain in partnership with DHL Supply Chain, FlavorCloud, Food Logistics, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive on February 7th, 2024, at Caesars Forum. Manifest Vegas is the only event that brings together industry executives, top venture investors, cutting edge startups and technology leaders that strive to find solutions to critical end-to-end supply chain and logistics disruptions – while identifying breakthrough technologies.

Gartner research shows that women have made a strong comeback to the supply chain workforce in 2023, with gains at nearly every level of leadership. The advances were particularly prominent at the C-Suite and executive level, where 26% of those roles (CSCO, SVP, EVP, CPO) are now filled by women, an all-time high and up from 19% in 2022. This is a promising trend as several reports show that a woman in a senior-most role leads to more women in leadership and all roles within the organization.

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The Women’s Lunch will welcome Lindsay Kaplan, who is the Co-Founder of Chief, a private membership created to connect and support women executives, that was recently named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies. Lindsay has been recognized as one of Business Insider’s Most Innovative CMOs in the World and one of Ad Age’s Leading Women. Also joining the stage is the CEO & Founder of FlavorCloud, Rathna Sharad. She founded this enterprise ecommerce SaaS solution in 2018 when she realized that “anywhere to anywhere” logistics became a critical need in the industry. Sharad was recently a Forbes #Next1000 honoree as well as Inc 5000 20 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs of 2022.

Lindsay and Rathna will both share their inspiring stories and discuss the importance of diversity in supply chain organizations and what they have learned talking to leaders of some of the largest companies in the world.

“I am honored to keynote the Women’s Lunch at this year’s Manifest Vegas conference alongside Rathna and in the company of so many accomplished and inspiring industry executives. I look forward to discussing the promising strides women have made in the supply chain workforce, how the industry can continue to advance and retain these leaders, and why building a diverse workforce is so critical to its success” said Lindsay Kaplan.

Manifest Vegas’ commitment to diversity doesn’t end with the Women’s Lunch. The importance of including different perspectives from the supply chain and logistics community can be seen throughout the entire Manifest Vegas speaker line-up which can be viewed on the website.


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