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In today’s episode of Women in supply chain™, I’m joined by Margo Waldie: an amazing woman helping businesses increase their profitability using her expertise in the cargo, sales and warehousing worlds.
Margo is currently the director of sales at NFI, a fully integrated North American supply chain solutions provider.
A champion of sales who has made over 50 thousand sales calls, Margo Waldie joins us to talk all about her powerful supply chain career so far; her passion for sales; and her show Cargo Margo, where she helps folks understand what it truly takes to create the life and business of their dreams.
This Women in supply chain™ feature was sponsored by Sifted. As a business dedicated to empowering confidence within the shipping industry, we’re proud to support Women in supply chain™. Sifted is the leading logistics intelligence software that combines insights with expertise to empower bigger, smarter shipping decisions. As growth and disruptions present ongoing challenges for supply chain leaders, thousands rely on Sifted to set their businesses up for success. Learn more about Sifted here.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
[05.52] Margo’s early career, how her father helped to inspire her love for sales, and how an exciting business development program led to her start in the industry.
[07.31] From moving around the industry, gaining exposure across multiple disciplines, to embracing a non-linear career path, how Margo’s journey surprised and shaped her.
“This journey has been educational, inspirational – and not what I initially thought that it would be!”
[12.20] Margo’s experience as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
“I didn’t notice it until recently. But the more I’m becoming involved in marketing, social media; the more travelling I do; the more events that I’m at – I’m realising that I’m looking around the table, and I’m the only woman.”
[18.33] The people who inspire Margo, both in and out of the industry.
[19.24] How working with a coach, to tackle self-limiting beliefs, during the pandemic helped Margo find her voice.
[23.31] What Margo has learned about herself along the course of her journey so far, and what the future holds.
“My favourite thing is building relationships and inspiring others to get into supply chain.”
[25.17] What Margo has enjoyed the most across the different areas of her career, from sales to entrepreneurship, and the things that inspire her on a daily basis.
“I’m a risk-taker. I love to think about how we can innovate and collaborate and make the world a better place – and streamline supply chain!”
[28.29] Margo’s advice for business leaders.
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You can connect with Margo Waldie aka Cargo Margo over on LinkedIn.
If you enjoyed this episode of Women in supply chain™, why not check out episode 223, featuring Tara St James: fashion designer, sustainable design strategist and responsible supply chain consultant all rolled into one, or episode 250, in which Mary McNelly, Senior Director of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Network Design at Crocs, shares her unique journey.
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