The boom! community was launched in September 2019 with a vision to empower women in supply chain for the benefit of all. Our members represent all supply chain and procurement functions and span multiple industries across 42 different countries, bringing a rich diversity of experience, thinking and ambition.
Our ultimate goal is a world where there is a level playing field for both men and women who want to flourish in their careers. In that world, there will no need for boom! to exist. Until then, it is our mission to help enable women grasp with both arms the opportunities available to them and to help share the best practices of supply chain leaders and their teams as they work to nurture female talent and create equal prospects for all their employees.
boom! was founded by Beth Morgan. Before founding boom! Beth was Research Vice President for SCM World, a Gartner community for Chief Supply Chain Officers and their teams. Passionate about helping supply chain professionals to thrive in their careers, she is also a qualified Performance Coach and member of the International Coach Federation.
Beth Morgan, Founder & CEO
"If you're reading this as a supply chain professional, I'm sure you'll agree that supply chain offers one of the most profoundly meaningful and rewarding careers available today. It is a vehicle for constant learning, offering diverse opportunity and challenge at a pace that would keep even the best of us on our toes.
What's more, we carry a huge responsibility. For collectively, we have the power to drive innovation and change the world in a way that meets the needs of our growing global population, creating social and economic prosperity for all, at the same time as protecting our planet for the long term.
But there's a snag. There simply aren't enough women in supply chain, particularly at senior leadership levels. Moving the needle on gender diversity is not only the right thing to do, it's crucial to ensuring we bring all possible available strengths to the table in support of making the biggest positive impact on people, planet and stakeholder value.
Over the course of my career as a supply chain analyst, advisor and coach, I've been extremely privileged to witness the contributions and impact of women working in supply chain organisations around the world. I've also learned much about the unique set of challenges that women often face as they navigate their careers - in many cases to the detriment of the wider business and beyond. I created the boom! community to help empower women who want to reach their full professional potential in harmony with fulfilling personal lives. I'm deeply grateful to everyone who's helped us get off the ground and to all our members who share a common desire to flourish and excel.
Together, we hope you'll join us on this mission."
boom! is honoured to have the support of global healthcare company
MSD as our Founding Sponsor.
MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world. Our core product categories include diabetes, cancer, vaccines and hospital acute care. We continue to focus our research on conditions that represent some of today’s most significant health challenges – like cancer, HIV, HPV, hepatitis C, cardio-metabolic disease, antibiotic-resistant infection and Alzheimer's disease, and we are on the front lines in the fight against emerging global pandemics, such as ebola. We also devote extensive time and energy to increasing access to medicines and vaccines through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. At MSD, we're applying our global reach, financial strength and scientific excellence to do more of what we're passionate about: improving health and improving lives.