We are so excited to announce the companies who are supporting our mission and our work by becoming 2021 AWESOME Sponsors. In our eight-years of existence as an organization working to advance women leaders and transform the future of supply chain leadership, we have always looked to like-minded companies for support.
In March of 2020, when Covid-19 disrupted plans around the world and we postponed our signature in-person AWESOME Symposium, none of our 2020 Sponsors blinked. They stayed with us as we pivoted to virtual events to keep women in our community of 1500 senior supply chain leaders connected to one another and to programs that support their continual learning. That is genuine commitment and loyalty.
Based on the success of those programs – which helped us reach a larger, broader audience with an expanded range of programs – and the launch of our expanded AWESOME Scholars Programs, we reinvented our sponsorships for 2021. Our main goal was to provide companies with ways to activate and demonstrate their commitment to women’s leadership – both inside their organizations and in the business community at large.
We are thrilled with the way they responded. Resembling the composition of our AWESOME community, our 2021 Sponsors represent a range of businesses in a wide spectrum of industries – health care, food, beauty, consumer products, technology, consulting, transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. They are supporting our overall work and mission, our line-up of virtual events, and our expanded program of scholarships and fellowships to help develop the next generation of supply chain leaders.
The past 12 months have taken their toll on women in the workplace, even causing too many up-and-coming leaders to step back from or step completely out of their careers. But we’re not going to let that happen. We’re going to get the momentum going again – bringing women together to learn from each other and support each other. And our sponsors are going to be with us on that mission.