Award Recognizes Basom’s Role in Creating a More Diverse, Responsible Supply Chain
Chicago, IL—Sept. 18, 2023 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive has recognized Supplier.io’s CEO Aylin Basom with this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Under Basom’s leadership, Supplier.io has grown into the largest provider of supplier diversity data on the market. Today, the company plays a critical role in connecting enterprise procurement teams to women-owned businesses.
“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest number of applications not only for this award, but also for all of our awards. What’s more, 118 of those applications were submitted by male counterparts, nominating their boss, co-worker or associate. Last year, that figure was just 75. Also this year, 39 women self-nominated, a tremendous uptick from last year’s award, which just saw 12 self-nominations. This shows progress. This shows hope that one day, we won’t need an award like this because men and women in the supply chain will be equal,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “While there’s still more work to be done, what we’re doing is working. From truck drivers to CEOs, what these winners are doing matters to the future of all supply chains.”
In addition, Basom led the company into new areas with extended support for ESG initiatives as well as several strategic partnerships with renowned organizations such as B Corp, Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK), and Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication to propelling the growth of responsible business practices can also be seen in Supplier.io’s strong representation of women and minorities across its workforce.
“Aylin’s recognition as a Women in Supply Chain Award winner is a testament to her outstanding leadership and commitment to driving positive change across the supply chain ecosystem,” said Ran Ding, partner at Norwest and board member at Supplier.io. “She embodies the core values of Supplier.io and we are excited to continue to partner with her to drive impact.”
“Women have been making a significant impact in supply chain management, contributing to the growth and innovation of the supply chain industry. As more women join the supply chain workforce, they bring diverse perspectives that can help address complex supply chain problems and improve global supply chain operations. It is important that we empower, recognize and elevate these achievements through initiatives like the Women in Supply Chain Award, as seen through the overwhelming response. Congratulations to all the winners, those who nominated others and the bravery of those who nominated themselves,” adds Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder of Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and Blended Pledge project, both exclusive sponsors of the Women in Supply Chain award.
Go to https://foodl.me/fdx1zi to view the full list of winners. Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place Nov. 14-15, 2023 in Atlanta. Go to www.WomenInSupplyChainForum.com to register and learn more.
Supplier.io is the market-leading SaaS provider of supplier diversity and ESG data and management solutions. The platform enables organizations to track and manage responsible sourcing, providing valuable data and insights that drive business growth and social impact. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology, and expert guidance, Supplier.io’s customers can establish and advance their supplier diversity and ESG initiatives effectively and strategically. For more information, visit www.supplier.io.
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