Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a magazine covering the global supply chain, named Katerina Jones, senior director of marketing and business development at Fleet Advantage, to its first-ever Women in the Supply Chain Awards.
The Women in Supply Chain Awards honor female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Jones has been instrumental in educating the supply chain on lifecycle strategies that can save organizations millions of dollars to their bottom line. In her role with Fleet Advantage, she has helped supply chain leaders to meet challenges by spearheading several groundbreaking reports that helped dozens of business executives better utilize the benefits of intelligence in the transportation sector.
Further, Jones has led and expanded Fleet Advantage’s gender diversity initiatives through her role by refining knowledge provided by female colleagues in a variety of specialties. She is seen as a leader and mentor for fellow women in the workplace, helping to grow other women in their professions. Jones believes that women can help companies achieve their strategic goals through developing more independent women leaders who will be essential to shaping the future of the supply chain.
“We received over 300 entries for this new award, entries that were submitted from a combination of men and women. This proves that our industry needed an award like this, especially in conjunction with Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 20-year anniversary,” Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said. “According to Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey, 17% of chief supply chain officers are now women — a 6% increase compared to 2019. This award resembles females supporting other female leaders; men supporting their female counterparts. It resembles the future. It represents growth, evolution and community. And that future shows that it’s a great time to be a part of the supply chain industry. So, congratulations to these top female leaders. I look forward to seeing what else you do to grow the supply chain industry.”
“Katerina has demonstrated a rich dedication to the supply chain and the transportation industry throughout her career, and it’s no surprise that she has been recognized and included among some of the top female professionals in industry,” John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage, said. “Katerina’s efforts and advocacy for the industry in front of non-traditional finance audiences and fleet executives remains pertinent to the success of Fleet Advantage and our brand.”
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