Exploring Diversity & Inclusion in STEM & Supply Chain for Innovation & Competitive Advantage, and Building Digital Trust in a Digital Age with Transparency & Personalization with Celia Fleishaker (PROS)
- October 3rd 2023
This Part 2 of a 2 part series featuring Celia Fleischaker, Chief Marketing Officer at PROS, an AI-based platform that helps people and companies outperform by enabling smarter personalization in the digital economy. In this episode, we explore diversity & inclusion and dive deep into the building blocks for digital trust.
Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth. There’s no single standard for which jobs count as STEM, and this may contribute to a number of misperceptions about who works in STEM and the difference that having a STEM-related degree can make in workers’ pocketbooks.Research published by the National Center for Women and IT describes how women remain highly underrepresented in software engineering, whereby:
- Only 26% of computing-related jobs are held by women.
- Just 3% of computing-related jobs are held by African-American women, 6% held by Asian women and 2% held by Hispanic women.
- 50% of women said they have experienced gender discrimination at work.
One of the biggest offenders of unconscious bias is assessing for “culture fit.” unconscious biases are the underlying attitudes and stereotypes people associate with a person or groups of people. We discuss Celia's journey as a woman in technology, her leap past the “broken rung” and how the tech industry and STEM fields can do a better job to promote gender equity and inclusivity of underrepresented people in the workplace.
Online presence and your digital footprint can be a conduit for connecting with customers, associates, and partners. Building trust in a digital age is becoming increasingly important. As we continue to navigate COVID and digital transformation, while pivoting to digital everything - in the workplace, virtual events, engaging across social media - what is digital trust and why does it matter? Accenture defines digital trust as a widely accepted belief that a brand is reliable, capable, safe, transparent, and truthful in its digital practices. Digital trust is difficult to build, but startlingly easy to lose. This makes it a key differentiator in the digital economy. We explore how companies build trust in this digital era with customers and partners using data, insights, personalization, and consistency cross-channel.
To learn more about PROS, visit https://pros.com/
To learn more about Celia, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/celiafleischaker/
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Supply Chain Revolution
The Supply Chain Revolution podcast is a series focused on the latest trends and innovations in sustainability and supply chain management. The podcast is hosted by Sheri Hinish, also known as the Supply Chain Queen, who is a sustainability consultant and digital transformation expert, and features interviews with a wide range of supply chain professionals, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.
The podcast covers a variety of topics related to the supply chain revolution, including digital transformation, sustainability, circular economy, diversity and inclusion, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics, and robotics. Each episode features in-depth discussions and insights from guests, providing a valuable resource for supply chain professionals looking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in the field.
The Supply Chain Revolution podcast is known for its engaging and thought-provoking content, and has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets. It is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the rapidly evolving world of supply chain management, and for professionals seeking to improve their skills and stay ahead of the curve in this dynamic field.
Join podcast host, Sheri Hinish also called the Supply Chain Queen, and reimagine the future of how we interact with the world and business in the decade of our lives. In each episode, provocative points of view that challenge paradigms for progress are evangelized holding the SDGs, purpose, and diversity as a business imperative as a North Star. This is the TOP Supply Chain podcast unpacking the future of supply chain that explores shifts in generational, social, environmental, technological, and "the people side" of leading change in transformation.
The Supply Chain Revolution is the supply chain podcast that highlights progressive ideas that challenge the status quo, giving people access to insights, strategies, and tools to make better choices that shape critical aspects of their business and personal lives, building transformational change for a better, sustainable world.
This is the supply chain podcast for supply chain leaders, thinkers, dreamers, doers, learners, builders, and supply chain professionals who want to change the world using a different approach to traditional supply chain, leadership, circular economy, digital transformation, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, technology, strategy, and camaraderie to create new ways of working in the supply chain revolution. We are an inclusive group where all are welcomed and represented.
Learn more at http://www.supplychainqueen.com
The host Sheri Hinish believes supply chains can save the planet, save lives, and transform traditional business models. Recognized as 2022, 2021, 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," a 2021 Top 100 Women in Supply Chain Award winner, and recipient of the 2020 Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Award, Sheri Hinish is a leading advocate, strategist, and influencer in supply chain, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change management in digital transformations. She is a Principal and Global Lead for Innovation + Ecosystem at EY and formally the Global Lead for Sustainability, Alliances, and Strategy at IBM.
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