2023 AWESOME Sponsors

Symposium Host Sponsor

Lincoln Road is a transformative organization invested in the advancement of women’s leadership, now and in the future. By supporting new talent, enhancing systems and encouraging bold ideas, Lincoln Road elevates women to the forefront of improving and advancing humankind.

More specifically, Lincoln Road invests in the underlying systems that structure our world, supporting women in business, supply chain, technology, engineering, infrastructure, and space. By devoting resources to long-term causes that yield systemic improvement, Lincoln Road creates sustainable and exponential impact for women and the world as a whole.

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At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 135 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

AWESOME Accelerators

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $21 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our 105,000 customers and 73,000 contract carriers. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees.

EMCOR Group, Inc. is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments—such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems—in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations, and government.

EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of over 180 locations. The 33,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed.” EMCOR’s diversity—in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves, and the geography it spans—has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results.

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 40,000 locations in over 100 countries. Approximately 95% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business owners. The backbone of our Brand is, and always has been, a commitment to a set of core values that define who we are and how we run our business and restaurants: Serve, Inclusion, Integrity, Community, and Family. When we live our values every day and use them to make decisions – big and small – we define McDonald’s as a brand our people, and the people we serve, can trust. Through initiatives such as the McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), we’ve created a culture where women have countless opportunities to succeed and grow.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Ore., is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.

Optimas is the leading global industrial distributor and service provider specializing in fastening and supply chain solutions for manufacturers seeking to improve efficiency and profitability. We serve a wide range of industries and successfully partner with over 5,000 customers because we understand and cater to their individual needs. With our commitment to industry best practices, we enhance our customers operations with an extensive network of distribution centers, quality labs, manufacturing facilities, a broad product range and trusted quality suppliers. Our Mission and Vision is one team enabling customer success by creating value to enable customer success as a premier global industrial distributor and service provider while giving back to the communities where we work and live. Our people are our biggest differentiator. They’re passionate, dedicated and service-oriented. We are driven by our core THREAD values that translate globally—Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Drive. We embody these values when we engage with our customers, suppliers, teams and communities.

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 35,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at stories.starbucks.com.

AWESOME Activator

GXO Logistics, Inc. is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for more than 130,000 team members across more than 950 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

ALL Award Amplifiers

CJ Logistics, combines innovative solutions, collaborative partnerships and high-performance operations to unlock the potential of the supply chain. CJ Logistics, a Global SCM Innovator, creates an integrated international network with expanded capabilities. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), third-party logistics (3PL) provider and supply chain consultant, CJ Logistics helps customers reduce total system costs, transform business processes, improve service and facilitate growth and change. Capabilities include supply chain analytics, integrated supply chain solutions, warehouse and transportation management, supply chain packaging services, omnichannel fulfillment, international freight forwarding, cross-border transportation, asset-based transportation and global operations.

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. We’re dedicated to helping organizations solve their toughest challenges and realize their greatest ambitions – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies – and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.

AWESOME Advocate

Arrive Logistics is a leading multimodal transportation and technology company delivering unparalleled service and custom strategic solutions. With over 1,700 employees, 6,000 customers, and 70,000 carriers in its network, Arrive is one of the largest and fastest growing firms in the freight brokerage industry, with $2.35 billion in 2022 revenue. The company has been recognized as a top workplace by Inc., Great Places to Work, The Austin American-Statesman and The Chicago Tribune.  At Arrive, “We Deliver, So You Can.”

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Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain & Network Operations practice can help you imagine, deliver, and run your digital supply networks to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities—providing a platform for generating critical insights, optimizing business processes, and automating supply chain activities across your value chain.

Hassett Logistics is a leader in time-definite and expedited transportation and logistics solutions. Chicago-based, Hassett’s success of more than 40 years is based on commitment to our employees, our customers, and our community. We focus on our core strengths of industry experience, safe and reliable transportation and a high level of customer service, while at the same time supporting the changing needs of our customers through new technologies and processes.  Hassett has offices throughout the country combined with a network of over 250 agents on a global basis. A privately-held Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Hassett strives to provide a work environment that supports individual growth and encourages team contributions.

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ArcBest is a multibillion-dollar integrated logistics company that helps keep the global supply chain moving. We leverage our full suite of shipping and logistics solutions to meet our customers’ needs, and we’re fueled by the simple notion of finding a way to get the job done, no matter what. Founded in 1923, we’re now a publicly traded, $5 billion logistics powerhouse with over 15,000 employees across more than 250 campuses and service centers. We serve as a trusted advisor, listening to our customers and using our innovative technology to implement modern logistics solutions that help save money and drive growth.

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger businesses. Blending investment insights with industry operating experience, CD&R seeks to help companies grow and prosper. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $40 billion in over 100 companies with an aggregate transaction value of more than $175 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London.

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