Seeking a Path to Leadership for Women in Breakbulk


Join Women in Breakbulk to Discuss Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Climbing the corporate ladder is a challenge for many women in the project cargo and breakbulk industry. Women may get stuck in middle management or be relegated to more traditional female roles. This year’s session brings together leaders from across the industry who have made it to positions of leadership, and they will share their insights into what has and hasn’t worked for them.

A 2021 survey conducted by Gartner Inc. showed that women comprised 41 percent of the supply chain workforce in 2021, up from 39 percent in 2020. According to the survey, every leadership level saw an increase in representation, except the executive level that witnessed a slight decline, from 17 percent in 2020 to 15 percent in 2021.

“Bridging the gender gap is an ongoing challenge,” said Leslie Meredith, Program Director for Women in Breakbulk and the company’s Marketing & Media Director. “Each year at Breakbulk Middle East, we highlight this issue by addressing the challenges. This year we unite women leaders to share their perspectives on the skills – both hard and soft – that are important for individual leadership growth and the success of companies overall.”

This year’s program offers career advice to inspire women at all stages of their careers. The session includes a light breakfast, networking, panel discussion and a question-and-answer segment for audience members to contribute their own experience to the group.

Breakbulk invites all women to join the Wormen in Breakbulk network to extend their connections around the world and throughout the year. For more information, visit https://middleeast.breakbulk.com/ page/women-in-breakbulk.

RELATED SESSION: Women in Breakbulk: Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Wednesday 2 February, 10:00 –11:00 on the Main Stage

Female industry leaders will come together to discuss what it takes to reach a senior leadership role, focusing on the skills, both hard and soft, that are critical to ascend the career ladder in corporate and government environments, and those for succeeding as an entrepreneur.

Moderator: Leslie Meredith, Marketing & Media Director, Program Director Women in Breakbulk, Breakbulk Events & Media
Bengi Yuceer Regional Head of Marine Claims- TMEA, Howden Insurance Brokers
Eng. Nawal Yousef Alhanaee Director of the Future Energy Department, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek Executive Advisor to the Minister, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Katherine Yakunchenkova Managing Director, Al Safina Security
Sanaz Taransari Managing Director, Seaport UAE
Sue Donoghue CEO Arab Cluster, Managing Director Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, DHL Global Forwarding


Your free ticket for Breakbulk Middle East includes the Women in Breakbulk session (Breakfast, networking and panel)
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