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Centre for Supply Chain Management and the NITIE Centre for Communication Studies organized  the 1st one-day seminar for Women in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (WLSCM) in India on Saturday, Nov 17th, 2018 at NITIE. Prof. (Ms.) Karuna Jain, Director, NITIE, highlighted that women are natural organizers and multi-taskers who can promote high levels of productivity in supply chains. Industry leadership speakers included Ms. Himani Kanwal (Director, Supply Chain, J&J Medical Devices), Ms. Harpreet A De Singh (Executive Director & Chief of Flight Safety, Air India Ltd.), Ms. Samrudhi Utturkar (Country Director, FinOrion Pharma Pvt. Ltd.), Ms. Jayashree Kunder (Associate Director, Trade & Distribution, MSD) and Ms. Manisha Raisinghani (CTO & Co-founder, Loginext). The speakers shared their personal journeys that have culminated in their leadership roles and their thoughts on the future for women in this field. Senior executives also shared the best practices taken up to improve diversity in this domain in organizations such as Mondelez International, Tata Motors, MSD and J&J. The seminar provided a platform for inspiring more diversity and inclusion in the male-dominated profession. The discussions of the day acknowledged the role of family support and male mentors for women. Invited dignitaries also called upon the need to strengthen the pipeline for women in manufacturing and supply chain jobs in India through mentorship, training, research and partnerships between industry and academia.