Strategic sourcing manager honored with first women in supply chain award

Kathleen Rogers, senior strategic sourcing manager for UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded Supply & Demand Chain Executive's first Women in Supply Chain Award. 

The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

“We received over 200 entries for this new award, entries that were submitted from a combination of men and women. This proves that our industry needed an award like this, especially in conjunction with Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 20-year anniversary,” said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics.

“According to Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey, 17 percent of chief supply chain officers are now women – a 6 percent increase compared to 2019. This award represents females supporting other female leaders; men supporting their female counterparts,: Mayer said. "It recognizes the future and it represents growth, evolution and community. And, that future shows that it’s a great time to be a part of the supply chain industry. So, congratulations to these top female leaders. I look forward to seeing what else you do to grow the supply chain industry.”

The 2020 Women in Supply Chain award is in SDCE’s September issue.