AWESOME Sponsorships

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2017 Sponsors

A total of 31 companies have stepped up to support AWESOME and the advancement of women’s leadership – the largest and most diverse group in the three years AWESOME has welcomed sponsors.

DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other leading companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party logistics (3PL) provider, DSC Logistics provides Dynamic Supply Chain Leadership.
Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation – bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with more than 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. Its aspiration is to be recognized by customers around the world as a modern, progressive burger company. McDonald’s is committed to using its size and scale as a force for good. Within the company, that means providing inclusive work environments, training and support. Through initiatives such as the McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), McDonald’s has created a culture where women have significant opportunity to succeed and grow.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, 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. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
17_deloitte Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. We help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. As part of the Deloitte network of member firms, we are proud to be associated with the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.
17-expeditors150px-2 Expeditors is a Fortune 500 service-based logistics company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. At Expeditors, we generate highly optimized and customized supply chain solutions for our clients with unified technology systems integrated through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents. As a service-based company, we don’t own the aircraft, ships, or trucks we use every day. Therefore, we can be highly flexible in our approach to supply chain management and effective at finding the best route and pricing options for our customers. We are proud of our uncompromising commitment to customer service and we believe our ability to execute on customers’ customized needs differentiates us in the marketplace.
Adecco Staffing is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions. We partner with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized operations and small organizations to staff all of the industries that drive our economy forward. We proudly connect thousands of talented workers, representing diverse skillsets, to opportunities for better work each week. Like AWESOME, Adecco believes in inspiring a more qualified, confident and collaborative workforce. Our organization has committed to unleashing the talent of our people, a top strategic priority for 2017. Through community partnerships, thought leadership, targeted recruitment strategies and opportunities for professional development specifically designed for women, Adecco cultivates and illuminates female accomplishments every day.
At Clarkston Consulting, our people solve problems for the world’s leading consumer products and life sciences companies. Since 1991, Clarkston Consulting has provided a broad set of customized consulting services to help our clients achieve their strategic goals from problem discovery through project delivery. We implement proven solutions to transform the way your company thinks, innovates, and grows. Clarkston Consulting offers value-driven expertise in business strategy, supply chain operations, commercialization, enterprise technology, and quality and regulatory processes. Our 95% client satisfaction rating is more than a metric, it’s who we are.
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG) is an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting. Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Furthermore, our clients represent different geographies, demographics, cultural perspectives and experiences so we strive to support their needs by reflecting that same diverse representation in our own teams and workforce.
17_GTNexus GT Nexus, an Infor company, operates the world’s largest cloud-based business network for supply chain planning and execution. More than $500 billion in trade flows through the GT Nexus network annually. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. Customers include adidas, Caterpillar, DHL, Dow Chemical, Electrolux, HP, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé, Patagonia, Pfizer, Sears and Syngenta.
Impact Group is a WBE-certified global career coaching firm. We work with leading companies around the world to coach employees and their families through every career transition with a focus on relocation support, outplacement assistance and leadership development solutions. We build a better world by empowering your talent with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to find and grow a great career. IMPACT Group partners with you and your employees, creating more engaged, loyal and productive contributors to your organization. Learn how to make an IMPACT at:, @impactgrouphr or in/impactgrouphr.
Intel was founded in 1968 by two scientists, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, with a vision for semiconductor memory products. In 1971, Intel introduced the world’s first microprocessor and since then, Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live worldwide. Intel is the leading Manufacturer of Computer, Networking and Communications Products across the globe with 100,000 employees in 90+ countries. Beyond the impact of Intel’s products, we set ambitious goals in corporate social responsibility to drive improvements in environmental sustainability, supply chain responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social impact.
At JDA Software, we understand that the customer is the new boss. With this knowledge, we help more than 4,000 companies worldwide deliver for their customers every day while optimizing costs, increasing revenue and reducing time to market. For over 30 years, JDA has been the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions. Our heritage, customer base and industry expertise have combined to create the leader in supply chain and retail solutions.
For more than 169 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 225 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas and Missoula, Montana. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: intellectual property, labor and employment relations (including employee benefits and immigration), litigation, and transactional — covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental.
Morton Salt is an American way of life. Since 1848, Morton Salt has been improving lives and enhancing every day moments – at home, at work and virtually everywhere in between. Still today, the company is widely recognized for its Morton Salt Girl brand icon and famous When It Rains It Pours® slogan. And Morton Salt consumer products remain staples in the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. The company is also hard at work for businesses, serving a wide range of industries including food and pharma. That’s because Morton Salt is a company with vision, drive and a big heart. Based in Chicago, Morton Salt and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,000 team members in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.
Staffmark is one of the country’s largest staffing companies with more than 300 locations across the United States. At Staffmark, our mission is simple – to be a great partner to our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve. And since being a great partner means different things to different people, we work hard to understand the unique needs of every person and business we are fortunate enough to connect with. For more than 40 years, Staffmark has been successfully finding people work and companies people. Staffmark is proud to have received the prestigious Best in Staffing-Client Diamond Award in recognition of our outstanding customer service. Less than 2% of all staffing firms in North America receive this award. To receive Best in Staffing service for your company, contact Staffmark today.


Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Today, we are privileged to connect with millions of customers every day with exceptional products and more than 24,000 retail stores in 70 countries.
Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of October 1, 2016 Ulta Beauty operates 928 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content.
Ajilon specializes in executive search and mid-level placements within the supply chain and logistics industry. Ajilon is part of The Adecco Group, the world’s largest workforce solutions company. With international reach and a local presence in 60 North American markets, Ajilon helps organizations achieve a sustainable, competitive workforce and connects top talent with best-fit jobs.
Alom is a global supply chain management services and marketing solutions provider serving as a partner to its Fortune 500 clients in the automotive, financial, government, medical, technology, and utility/energy sectors. Its expert team of strategists, engineers, and specialists operate in ALOM’s global headquarters located in Silicon Valley, CA, its Asia Pacific headquarters located in Hong Kong, and from 15 affiliated facilities around the world. ALOM global service offerings include procurement, inventory, assembly, contract manufacturing , ecommerce, digital media duplication, print, packaging, fulfillment, IT integration, and operations management. ALOM is proud to produce and deliver its clients’ products and services impeccably, enrich the client experience, and uphold their brand reputations.
BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Transforming supply chain logistics with the BluJay Global Trade Network, we enable customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. With BluJay, companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimize their future in the global economy.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services for more than 110,000 customers and 68,000 contract carriers through our integrated network of 280 offices and more than 13,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. View C.H. Robinson video.
Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, and Danone is the leading maker of yogurt worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Dannon makes yogurt in Minster, OH, Fort Worth, TX, West Jordan, UT, and Portland, OR, and offers more than 200 different flavors, styles and sizes of cultured refrigerated and frozen dairy products to serve the diverse needs of its retail and foodservice customers. Dannon brings health through food to as many people as possible via its wide offering of delicious and wholesome fresh and frozen yogurts. Dannon is committed to encouraging Americans to eat one yogurt every day as a simple step with a convenient, popular and nutrient dense food that can help Americans achieve healthy dietary patterns.
Dealer Tire is a family-run company that was founded in 1999 by then owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for 23 automotive OEMs in the U.S. It serves more than 10,000 car dealerships from distributions centers throughout the U.S.
Hassett Express, LLC, is a leader in time-definite and expedited transportation and logistics solutions. As a privately held Chicago-based WBE, Hassett’s success of more than 35 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 the implementation of new technologies and processes. Hassett has offices throughout the country combined with a network of over 250 agents on a global basis. We are a certified SmartWay Transport Partner in both logistics and as a carrier.
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 9,700 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. It is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. In 2016, Hertz was recognized with numerous industry awards, including Best Car Rental Company by Global Traveler and the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Most Recommended™ Car Rental Services for the 5th consecutive year in multiple categories including business travel, loyalty programs, overall customer service and overall value. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information, visit:
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops — such as corn, soybeans and cotton — that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natual resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researches, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Positive Impact was established in 1995 and is a nationally certified women owned business. We provide high quality branded apparel, promotional merchandise, and corporate gifts to major companies and corporations. Positive Impact offers additional services that include: warehousing, fulfillment, company store design, and drop shipping. We work hard, learn your business, and become an extension of your team. For 10 years we have been a proud partner with DSC Logistics and have provided swag for the Awesome Symposium since its start in 2013.
On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future. Unilever has sales in over 190 countries and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products.

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