In today’s episode of Women In Supply Chain, I’m joined by leading supply chain writer, editor and brand manager, Marina Mayer.
An experienced B2B journalist with over 13 years in the supply chain and logistics space, Marina follows and writes about marketplace disruption, trends and technologies around warehousing, transportation, procurement, sustainability, safety, risk management, software & technology and more.
Currently, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, she has a range of responsibilities across brand, editorial direction, production, sales and industry events.
Today Marina will be talking to us about her career so far; her passion for supply chain; and the trends we can expect in 2022. And she’ll be sharing her experiences as a woman in the industry, and her words of advice for all of the women following in her footsteps.
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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
[06.08] Marina’s background, and how switching majors changed the course of her career journey.
“I switched my major, and it was the best decision I could have made… it was a blessing in disguise.”
[07.45] How Marina came to specialize in the supply chain and logistics space, and what she loves so much about it.
[10.08] How Marina took a risk with a big new role, and her reflections on Mom guilt and balancing work and family life.
“As a woman, who has a lot of tasks at home and at work, you have to (at one point) put yourself first.”
[14.08] A closer look at Marina’s role, that covers a huge range of responsibilities, from brand and marketing, to strategy and sales, and events and awards.
[15.50] What sets Marina’s publications’ awards apart, and why they’re so important in the industry.
“There are so many supply chain professionals out there, but there’s only some that are making a huge difference – and we want to make sure that we’re not only ethical, but we’re honing in on the credibility.”
[19.07] Marina’s reflections on the current supply chain crisis, keeping on top of trends and the tech we can expect to see playing a key role in the coming year.
“Robotics and automation will continue to lead the charge, and anything that makes peoples jobs easier, safer and faster.”
[22.51] How journalism has changed over the course of Marina’s career, and how the industry has adapted the way that it both distributes and consumes content.
[26.52] Where Marina gets her work ethic.
[30.03] Marina’s experience as a woman in journalism, and the male mentors that helped her along the way.
[32.52] How Marina found her voice, and her words of advice to all of the women following in her footsteps.
“I don’t want to be in situation where I regret not taking that job, or having that conversation – you just have to do it.”
[36.39] What the future holds for Marina.
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