Kathy Wengel, VP, Supply Chain (Chief Supply Chain Officer) at Johnson & Johnson, has been chosen by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of the 2015 Women of Excellence. Wengel, who is an AWESOME Advisor and a 2014 recipient of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award, is among this year’s 14 NAFE honorees and was chosen as Gender Equity Leader.
The awards, presented on December 11, are given each year to women who “are groundbreakers” and who “exemplify the strength, energy and humanity of top executive women.” The written profile of Kathy points out that “every leadership team she has led for the last 15 years has seen a substantial increase in the number of women.”
The article also describes Kathy’s role as a leader of AWESOME: “She is vigorously working externally to raise these numbers (of female Chief Supply Chain Officers) as a board member of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education), an organization dedicated to raising the profile and participation of women in senior executive supply chain roles.”
In addition to leading the team responsible for planning, manufacturing, distribution, quality, engineering and real estate for J&J’s entire global business, Kathy serves on the Management Committee of the company.