We’re encouraging AWESOME leaders to “reach back” and become mentors -- to an active duty military spouse through a program with American Corporate Partners or to another woman at an earlier stage of her career. We’ve collected information about how to mentor effectively.

AWESOME leaders will once again be invited to kick off the annual CSCMP EDGE Conference at a reception the evening of Day 1 - September 15. The conference runs September 15-18. Invitations will be emailed in late summer.

On International Women’s Day 2019, our AWESOME Champion Sponsor McDonald’s launched a new gender balance and diversity strategy designed to equally support and empower employees, from crew to C-suite, to realize their full potential. They’ve designed four pillars to help them achieve that goal.

In honor of Father’s Day, this advice on how fathers can help their daughters see themselves as capable and equal comes from an article on inc.com…A mega session powered by AWESOME at CSCMP EDGE will address the critical issue of acquiring, retaining, developing and advancing talent in the midst of challenges posed by new technologies and digitization.

Critical issues related to supply chain talent will be addressed at CSCMP EDGE on Wednesday, September 18, in a powered by AWESOME mega session: Leveraging Talent to Innovate, Disrupt and Scale Your Supply Chain. Gartner’s Dana Stiffler will moderate a panel with leaders from Honeywell, DHL, NIKE. Hallmark, and the US Department of Defense. Use the AWESOME code for a discount on CSCMP Registration.

Whether a supply chain involves lifesaving medical devices…women’s fashion…latte macchiatos…or just about everything in the world, these leaders have something to say about how their iconic companies – Johnson & Johnson, Nordstrom, Starbucks, and Amazon -- stay connected to customers.