• Words of Wisdom

“We need to crack through the top.”

adstandAnn Drake, AWESOME Founder and CEO of DSC Logistics, in an interview on Marketplace, American Public Media’s radio program about business and economics. She said, “I think changing the whole paradigm around women’s business leadership is really important…Things have changed a lot, but we need to crack through the top.”

In the “Conversations From the Corner Office” segment headlined “Why aren’t there more female CEOs?” Ann spoke about her experiences as a business leader, changes in the business world over the years and the progress that still needs to be made in getting women in corporate leadership positions. She also explained she founded AWESOME because she and other senior women really want to make a difference in the leadership opportunities available for women.

The interviewer, Kai Ryssdal, gave Ann the opportunity to give a basic description of supply chain management when he said, “You hear a lot about (the supply chain), but I’m not sure anyone really grasps it.”

Ann’s Marketplace interview was featured by CSCMP’s online Supply Chain Quarterly in an article entitled “Ann Drake takes to the airwaves.”

Marketplace is broadcast by almost 800 public radio stations across the United States reaching more than 13 million weekly listeners, making it the most widely heard business and economic programming on radio or television in the country.

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