A couple of times per year, generally in the Spring and Fall, Women in Logistics sponsors a networking / membership event with a guest speaker. We aim to keep these events interesting by bringing in speakers to present ideas, discuss current events, or share relevant experiences. Some past topics include ILWU labor negotiations, the Port of Oakland plans for development and clean air,a UC Berkeley economist on the financial collapse, a “speed climber’s” view of logistics, the current state of the transportation network, etc. In addition to thought-provoking speakers, these events provide an opportunity for industry professionals to network, gather and share knowledge. In addition, they are also serve as important fundraisers for WIL’s scholarship program.
Networking and Nosh
One of the tenets of Women in Logistics is to provide networking opportunities for logistics, transportation, and supply chain professionals. In this vein, once or twice a year, WIL organizes Networking Events. The goal is to bring seasoned warriors, newcomers and all stages in between together to share trends, ideas, experiences and opportunities. The events are very casual…heck, we hold them in a bar in either San Francisco or Oakland…and RSVPs are not required. Traditionally, the events are held on a Thursday night from approximately 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The WIL board provides some light nosh and animated conversation…the rest is up to you