Anju is the product manager at Coupa Software, an all-in-one business spend management platform. In today’s Women in Supply Chain series, Anju tells us how she got into supply chain, the valuable lessons she learnt from failure and why it’s important to put a focus on diversity.
Anju moved from working in the corporate world at Oracle to a fast paced beauty startup. She was passionate about understanding the various pieces, solving business problems and growing both as a person and in her career. She says it’s important to be flexible, say yes to opportunities and be willing to take a leap into the unknown; this is what got her to where she is now.
Our world has never been so diverse and inclusive, and yet there is still a lot of work to do. Anju explains why it’s important to have role models to look up to, and that in order to move the needle of diversity we need to encourage more discussions, be aware of our biases and lead with empathy. Her advice to other women in supply chain: think about what you want out of your career and be willing to pursue your dream. Women are sometimes afraid to verbalize who they want to be – Anju urges them to take risks and not be afraid to change.
In this episode we discuss:
- [0.38] Anju’s journey
- [7.32] The importance of being courageous
- [11.50] Valuable lessons from failure
- [19.33] How to move the needle of diversity
- [22.23] Advice to other women in supply chain
Sponsored by: COUPA and GWPP
Global women procurement professionals (GWPP), is proud to have coupa as a platinum sponsor for our community. GWPP’s focus is to promote women in the procurement and supply chain industry and to have them grow. Coupa is an amazing example of how to be a thought leader within procurement and supply chain – we are grateful to have a community partnership together.
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