We need to change the fact that women and minorities choosing STEM-related careers are significantly underrepresented in the workforce, missing out on an exciting career. -- Hannah Kain, ALOM President and CEO
Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2016
Hannah Kain, President and CEO of ALOM, a global leader in supply chain management, has been named a 2016 Top 25 Champion of Diversity in STEM by DiversityGlobal Magazine. The award honors executives from corporations, nonprofits and higher education who are change agents and problem solvers focused on increasing STEM diversity among students and in the workforce.
The award comes at a time when supply chains are growing in complexity and dependent on advanced technology. This and the expected severe shortage of supply chain professionals over the next decade, heighten the need for more women and minorities in STEM-related careers. “We need to change the fact that women and minorities choosing STEM-related careers are significantly underrepresented in the workforce, missing out on an exciting career,” Kain stated.
“We need ideas and products that encompass and benefit the entire population,” she continued. “Only by having women and minorities in STEM can their perspectives and thoughts be included. That is one of several reasons why I am dedicated to informing and advocating to students and young professionals the benefits and rewarding career opportunities across the technology, manufacturing and supply chain industries.”
“We were very impressed with Hannah Kain’s efforts and her ability to influence and effect change in diversity, HR and STEM related areas,” said Paul Lachhu, Managing Editor at DiversityGlobal. “The women and men included on this elite list are developing, implementing, and managing innovative initiatives and programs to drive increased STEM diversity and building the workforce of the future.”
DiversityGlobal assembled an independent team of editors to evaluate a deep pool of nominations, through personal interviews and research. Winners are featured in DiversityGlobal Magazine. http://diversityglobal.com/Articles.aspx?type=tops&id=The-World-is-Changing-through-the-Champions-of-Diversity-in-STEM-2893
“I am excited and humbled to be included with diversity leaders, such as Jesse Jackson and Edie Fraser,” Kain added.
A role model and mentor for women in STEM fields, Kain leveraged technology to build a successful company in supply chain management, designing and implementing innovative, technology-driven client products. Kain speaks regularly at college and community career events, opens ALOM for educational tours in support of National Manufacturing Day, and is an enthusiastic advocate for workforce and supply base diversity. She is the former Chair of the Silicon Valley Board for the Women’s Initiative. She currently serves as a Board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Kain was honored with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award by The Manufacturing Institute in 2015. She was named a WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise Star and a 2015 YWCA-Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award honoree. She has also been inducted into the Silicon Valley Capitol Club wall of fame.
DiversityGlobal Magazine is one of the leading diversity magazines in the United States of America, and the world with a growing digital readership in several countries. Having covered the diversity space for over 17 years, its U.S. anchor DiversityPlus has evolved to be great resource for many of the leading companies in the U.S. looking to build and grow their supplier base. Its state-of-the-art digital magazine is being read by high level executives at many of the leading multi-national companies in Europe, Australia, Canada, UK, India, China, Brazil and South Africa.
ALOM is a global supply chain management services and solutions provider serving as a partner to its Fortune 100 clients in the automotive, technology, medical, telecommunications, and utility/energy sectors. Its expert team of strategists, engineers, and specialists operate in ALOM’s global headquarters in Fremont, CA, its offices across the U.S. and in Hong Kong, and its 15 affiliated facilities around the world. ALOM service offerings include procurement, e-commerce, inventory, assembly, digital media duplication, print management, fulfillment, IT integration and operations. ALOM is proud to deliver its clients’ products and services impeccably, enrich the client experience, and uphold their brand reputations. http://www.alom.com