AWESOME FOUNDER Ann Drake has been selected as one of three finalists to receive the Recognition Award at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in the Chicago area on September 10. AWESOME leaders who would like to attend the presentation are eligible for a significant discount.

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs is pursuing a master’s degree in supply chain management at MIT with the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are being accepted beginning September 1, 2019. Help a rising leader propel her supply chain career.

Kristin French, US Department of Defense; Sally Miller, DHL; Beth Ward, Hallmark; and Trish Young, Nike, will be panelists in a mega session focused on Leveraging Talent to Innovate, Disrupt and Scale Your Supply Chain at CSCMP EDGE on September 18 in Anaheim. Gartner's VP Research, Dana Stiffler will moderate.

An item in Fast Company suggests the way to solve a dilemma may be to frame your thoughts in third person…An article in Harvard Business Review offers ways to keep perfectionism in check…In a video on inc.com, tech entrepreneur Howard Tullman offers advice to millennials and people who work with them.

For many people, “end of summer” means “back to school.” For life-long learners, it’s a chance to expand knowledge and update skills. Here are some books offering fresh perspectives on life as a leader.

AWESOME will hold the next regional event with small group dinner and discussions in Jersey City, NJ on November 14. The event is sponsored by Clarkston Consulting. Previous events brought leaders together in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago.