WOMEN IN LOGISTICS: THE INDUSTRY IS MORE THAN SIMPLY MOVING AND LIFTING

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For decades, women have faced various stereotypes about their choice of profession. While many women are still looked down upon, many are thought they don’t possess what it takes to work. This thought is further strengthened when it comes to the logistics sector.
However, it’s high time that such vague perceptions must change. Women are proving their worth in the Logistics sector as well. More women must come forward and break the glass ceiling even in such an unconventional industry. There are specific facts mentioned below that one must understand about the role of women in logistics.

WOMEN IN LOGISTICS

What do we think about Logistics Sector?

When we talk of the logistics industry or the warehousing sector, the image that pops up in our mind is several males driving trucks or laborers carrying a hefty load. However, in this way, we not only elevate the patriarchal standards but also confine the term “Logistics”.
A vast majority of the population believes that this industry is a male-dominated sector. And that it has little or no scope for women. But the scenario is changing. More and more entrepreneurs are now looking forward to hiring blue-collar female staff.
This is because there is a need of the hour to address women’s empowerment. Also, like a set of skills attached to the males, another group of expertise is held by women.

Thought Process: Now & Then

Multiple stereotypes have suppressed the industry’s thinking for a long time. This has also staggered the sector is growing and obtaining the recognition it deserves. However, with various women empowering campaigns and addressing the issues related to the same, the scenario is changing slowly and gradually.
Various campaigns and programs are being launched to eradicate the societal norms that stop the chances of growth for females. Significantly, the women belonging to the backward or rural areas are being uplifted towards betterment and independence of their own. Whether financial, societal, or professional, females of all classes are engaging in coming out of the four walls they were previously confined to. Industrialization and modernization of the country are helping all women beneficiaries make their mark and grab opportunities.

Logistics Sector is more than just moving and lifting

As mentioned before, people are somewhere unconsciously confining the role and the characteristics of the Logistics sector. By labeling the task of a logistic firm as something only men could do better, they are focusing upon the fact that it is all about moving and lifting. This is not true!
The logistics sector is more than that. It requires skills like managing, organizing, planning, executing, coordinating, customer service, and other cognitive abilities that a woman can work as well as a man. Hence, it is not only the physical power that must be put to use. There is a need for mental energy and brainstorming that helps make the logistics sector what it is today.

Scope of women in the relocation industry

One of the most important sections of Logistics is the Moving Industry. Time tells its tale of how females are considered to have “not as much potential” for breaking into this industry. However, one must realize that the relocation industry is not only about packing and moving; it is way beyond that. We not only impact the goods and belongings of people, but we also carry their feelings and emotions.
One must realize that women have been considered “home-makers” since time immemorial. They have what it takes to arrange, organize, manage and maintain a home. This is why we should realize that this work best suits women before underestimating their potential and chances of growing in the relocation business. They help nurture and provide in a way inherent to their DNA. This is why they have the power to make remarkable changes and push toward development in an industry as vast as the relocation sector. They can be role models in the business.

Hence, we all must understand the worth of women in all walks of life. We must not confine the true potential of females in business, may it be on any level. Also, we must understand that logistics is more than just Lifting and Moving.

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