History

A ground-breaking supply chain leadership initiative

In October 2012, Ann Drake, then-CEO of DSC Logistics, became the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Award from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) since the award was created in 1965. For 47 years, no woman had been recognized.

Three months after receiving the award, Ann launched AWESOME. The response from the women Ann contacted was enthusiastic and unanimous: The time was ripe for advancing women’s supply chain leaders. Women in diverse leadership roles throughout the industry were ready to connect with, expand and leverage a strong community in order to advance and transform the future of supply chain.

The following highlights have built momentum:

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