Supply Chain in Africa has been largely male-dominated and reliant on outdated practices, negatively impacting its overall development.
Despite these obstacles, some dauntless African women maintain the mindset that nothing is too difficult to achieve. They are creating innovative solutions and building teams to tackle issues affecting the development of the African continent.
One of our core goals at Supply Chain Africa is to connect the global community to the African supply chain industry’s distinctive trends, changemakers, and innovators. Paying particular attention to the impactful female African supply chain leaders, this piece celebrates their innovations and accomplishments to Africa’s economic growth.
Supply chain is the bedrock for economic growth, and these women are contributing their quota to develop Africa’s supply chain infrastructure, provide jobs, and enable goods to move quickly and at a low cost. As Africa’s population is on the rise, it is estimated that it will become one of the largest employers of labour in the near future.
According to McKinsey, seventy-five percent of the growth in Africa will come from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Already, eCommerce is booming in Africa, with projected annual sales of $75 billion by 2025.
This spotlight is an acknowledgement of their commitment and diligence in their respective areas of expertise. We are delighted to see what the future holds for them and applaud their accomplishments.
Full article available on supplychainafrica.org
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Supply Chain Africa (SCA) is a digital media platform advancing African supply chains, and enabling life and business on the African continent. There is a growing population of businesses in Africa, especially in the supply chain niche. Supply Chain Africa’s goal is to connect the world to Africa’s supply chain trends and innovations while highlighting expertise, peculiarities, and change makers.