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Programs

Women having discussion at deskAdvancing Women Leaders Program

SMI has launched a new ground breaking leadership program called Advancing Women Leaders (AWL). This first of its kind program will bring together mentors, sponsors, and mentees from SMI member organizations for the advancement of women into senior level supply chain roles.

Despite women accounting for 51.1% of the U.S. population, women currently only account for 15% of leadership roles in supply chain. This new program intends to close this gap by guiding women in leveraging their networks while Sponsors and Mentors will work to change the system to a more inclusive and diverse landscape.  The first cohort of mentees began this 12-month program on July 1, 2022.

As part of this ongoing program, SMI members will nominate a mentee and participate in the program as their Sponsor.  SMI Members will serve as mentors, providing the mentee an opportunity to learn from these successful women in healthcare supply chain.  Through this structured, first of its kind program, SMI will build a framework for mentoring women in supply chain while creating metrics and measurements to ensure success!

 

 

 

Program Overview

  • SMI Members will nominate a mentee and participate in the program as their sponsor
  • A cohort of mentees will begin the 12-month program on July 1
  • SMI Members will act as mentors, providing the mentee an opportunity to learn from these successful women in healthcare supply chain
  • Mentees will attend Forums to expand their network among the industry’s top thought leaders
  • This program leverages the resources of the McGuckin Group

 

What Makes This Program Unique

  • Mentees have a unique opportunity to learn from successful women in the healthcare supply chain
  • Mentees participate in SMI Forums to expand their network among the industry’s thought leader community
  • This program brings women from healthcare providers and industry partners together
  • The Sponsor and Mentee are from the same organization
  • This program utilizes resources from the McGuckin Group
  • This program provides training and mentoring customized for future healthcare supply chain executives

 

What Makes a Good…

Nomination Criteria

  • Sponsor and mentee must commit to this 12 month program
  • SMI Board member mentors will review all nominations and make a recommendation for first cohort of 10 mentees
  • If a nomination is not chosen for the first cohort, they will be considered for future cohorts
  • Deadline to submit is May 2nd
  • Mentees will be balanced with 6 providers and 6 industry partners