Soapbox: What are the challenges for female buyers?

27 June 2007

Writing in the Soapbox column this issue, Jane Gibbs, supply chain director at property firm Rok, states her intention to set up a networking group for female buyers and asks women in procurement what challenges they face.

"If you want to progress but feel like you can't, what help do you need? Are you interested in getting to the most senior levels in the profession, or do you have different priorities? Do you have female role models - who are they and why do they inspire you? Would you welcome a women's network in purchasing, and what would you like it to do for you? Are you a senior female purchaser who would like to lend support?"

Do Jane's questions represent the major issues facing female buyers at the moment? Or has she missed out some of the crucial problems affecting you?

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