No industry is or ever can be restricted to just one gender, and logistics is no exception. In India, more women are entering the logistics industry on the back of rising demand from e-commerce companies, which are setting up fulfilment centres, coupled with corporates looking to improve their gender diversity. From traditional packing consignments, women are now engaged in operating fork lifts and delivery too. HR firms say that there has been a 20% increase year-on-year in the number of women coming into the workforce.
A number of logistical companies in India hire women as part of their mandate to improve diversity. Startups have women-only delivery teams that are partnering with e-commerce companies and logistics firms to improve gender diversity. You can read more here.