A recent McKinsey report states that since 2015 we have made little progress in terms of gender equality and that now with COVID-19, women in particular are being hit hard. Globally, women have become more successful in 2020 and more than ever they have leadership positions in large companies, however, with a share of 29% there is still room for improvement. The glass ceiling has some cracks, but is far from broken. According to the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, the pay gap between men and women in the Netherlands is 14%. If we look at Procurement and SCM, that picture is confirmed. Research by CIPS (2019) shows that there is even a pay gap of 21% in Procurement. Ironically, for women in higher Procurement positions this salary gap grows to 35%! The Gartner Women in Supply Chain Survey 2020 indicates that only 17% of Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCO) are women. European research (PERFECT) states that only 12% of the Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) are women. I wonder if these women were aware of that 35% pay gap when negotiating their salary… I hope they were!