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September 25-28, 2016 | CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference

Orlando, Florida

Monday, September 26 | 3:45 – 5 pm
Supply Chain Challenges & Capabilities for the Future: A Conversation with Top Executives

A panel of supply chain leaders will discuss issues C-level executives are facing today and provide insights into a wide range of supply chain challenges and capabilities required for the future. They also will discuss talent strategies for success.

Annette Danek-Akey, SVP Fulfillment, Penguin Random House
Michelle Halkerston, President and CEO, Hassett Express
Kathy Wengel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Linda Wood, VP of Operations Services, R. J. Reynolds

Moderator:Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 8:30 – 9:45 am
Supply Chain Innovation: Leading Change for Future Success

Panel members are experienced, successful leaders who will speak about driving innovation and the leadership needed for ground-breaking changes. In an in-depth discussion, they will address questions such as: What are the definition and examples of innovation? Why is supply chain innovation critical to business success? What role do leaders play in challenging the organization and driving innovation and change? What are the barriers to innovation and the critical leadership skills required to overcome them? What role does diversity play in innovation? How can supply chain leaders be catalysts for innovation and position organizations for future success?

Andrea Atwell, VP, Direct to Consumer Ecommerce, CPD, L’Oréal
Darci Harris, VP Supply Chain, Mars
Natalie Putnam, EVP, Verst Group Logistics
Marie Robinson, COO, Michael Kors

Moderator: Dr. Nancy Nix Executive Director, AWESOME


June 20-22, 2016 | Eye for Transport 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum

Chicago, Illinois

June 21
Next Generation of Logistics and Supply Chain Talent

Charles Blevins, VP Supply Chain, Dart Container Corporation
Sougata Dasgupta, Global Supply Chain Operations, Bloomberg
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics
Michelle Halkerston, President & CEO, Hassett Express
Maike Sievers, Director of Logistics Planning Sales and Marketing, BLG Logistics

Moderator: Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing Services


June 15, 2016 | CSCMP Chicago Roundtable Annual Seminar

Naperville, Illinois
Development of Diverse Talent Powered by AWESOME

This panel of accomplished leaders will share insights and lessons learned from their career journeys. The discussion will focus on how they have developed themselves, challenges they faced along the way and how they overcame them, the critical players in their career, and how they have developed others. Woven into the discussion will be a focus on how to develop diverse talent and some of the things that get in the way in terms of hidden biases.

Kristen Daihes, Supply Chain Consultant; former VP, Global Supply Chain, SC Johnson
Sandra Pineau-Boddison, SVP – Customers, United Airlines
Heather Sheehan, Director, Member Engagement and Sponsorships, AWESOME; former VP, Indirect Sourcing and Logistics, Danaher Corporation
Wendy Wadas, Sr. Director Customer Service and Logistics, Morton Salt, Inc.

Moderator: Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME


May 17-19, 2016 | Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, May 17
Women in Supply Chain Executive Networking Luncheon
(Discussion of AWESOME / Gartner 2016 Women in Supply Chain Research Findings)

Linda J. Bryant, VP, Strategy & Business Excellence, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
Jane Barrett, Group Vice President, Supply Chain Research, Gartner
Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME

Host and Moderator: Dana Stiffler, VP Research Gartner


May 1-4, 2016 | JDA Focus

Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, May 1: Owning Your Career in Supply Chain: Stories from the Field
How do women in the male-dominated field of supply chain take ownership of their careers? In this presentation, Nancy Nix will share how emerging leaders – who happen to also be women – are building successful supply chain careers by seeking the right opportunities, identifying champions and taking calculated risks that benefit both them and their companies. With more than 25 years of supply chain experience in academics and industry, Nancy has gained valuable insights and heard stories of challenges and successes from women in many roles. Her unique perspective will provide the insights you need to chart your career course going forward.

Presentation by: Dr.Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME


April 4-7, 2016 | MODEX 2016, Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, Georgia
MHI Young Professionals Network Presents – New Generation Supply Chain Workforce

Tuesday, April 5
More and more women are entering the field of Supply Chain but still only represent approximately 10% of the Supply Chain leadership. This panel will delve into the challenges that come with being a female supply chain industry professional. Panelists will give their perspective on being a woman in the Supply Chain industry, how to support the new generation of women and how they excelled in a typically male-dominated field.

Panelists include:
Ingrid Boston, Director, CSS Transition Quality PMO, Johnson and Johnson
Angela Jenkins, Career & Technical Education Director, MHI
Diane Garforth, Director, David’s Bridal
Michelle Livingstone, Vice President, Transportation, The Home Depot, and AWESOME Advisor

Moderator: Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The Changing Faces in Workforce – Diversity in the Supply Chain Panel
The faces in the supply chain industry are changing. As with all industries the Supply Chain workforce is becoming more diverse. This panel will examine the challenges, dynamics and trends in today’s increasingly diverse Supply Chain industry as well as discuss how to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Panelists include:
Laura Davis, President, Laura A. Davis & Associates
Bobby Miller, Executive Partner North America, ORTEC
Cherie Payton, Senior Director, Instant Game Services, Scientific Games


March 10-12, 2016 | 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference

Nashville, Tennessee

Women in Aviation: Leadership Lessons from the Top

Lynda Coffman, VP of United Groundhandling Services, United Airlines
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics and Founder of AWESOME
Alex Marren, EVP, North America Rent-A-Car Operations, Hertz; former SVP of Onboard Service, United Airlines
Sandra Pinneau-Boddison, SVP Customers, United Airlines

Moderator: Dr.Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director


January 22, 2016 | BGSA Supply Chain 2016

Palm Beach, Florida
Winning the War on Talent: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Women in Supply Chain

Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics and Founder of AWESOME
Jill Lavitsky, VP, Customer & Logistics Services-North America, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems
Natalie Putnam, VP Marketing, Ryder System, Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor
Heather Sheehan, former VP, Indirect Sourcing, Danaher Corporation and AWESOME Advisor

Moderator: Dr.Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director

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