CBRE to sponsor AWESOME Reception September 24

The sponsor of AWESOME’s reception to kick off the CSCMP Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, is CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, a longtime supporter of diversity and partner to many diversity-focused organizations. CBRE is the first company to sponsor the AWESOME networking reception, which is now in its fifth year. Continue reading

Women as Industry Experts

In addition to the Mega Session powered by AWESOME at 8:30 am on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the CSCMP Edge Conference in Atlanta, we want to recognize and commend all women participating as speakers and panelists at the conference. Women in supply chain have so much expertise to share on a broad range of topics. Continue reading

Ninety percent of people who are harassed never take action

According to an article in WebMD magazine, harassment in the workplace “remains epidemic” and can have significant health consequences, including “chronic headaches, sleep and gastric problems, nausea, respiratory complaint, neck pain and high blood pressure.” Yet most people who experience harassment take no formal action against their harasser. Continue reading

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The early bird discount for CSCMP registration has expired, but the AWESOME discount — promotion code EDGE17-AWS — is still valid until August 31.

Insights: Harassment in the workplace is still prevalent, and an article on describes the possible health consequences.

Words of wisdom: Watch what you say when trying to advocate for a woman at work – some well-intentioned words can undermine her image of competency. Continue reading

AWESOME announces leaders serving as panelists in CSCMP sessions

Panelists for two sessions at the CSCMP conference Sept. 24-27 involving leading women in supply chain have been announced. In the Mega Session powered by AWESOME at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 – Innovation in the Supply Chain: Perspectives from Leading Executives — panel members will include Wendy Herrick, Vice President Supply Chain GTM US, Unilever; Michelle Livingstone, Vice President, Transportation, for The Home Depot; and Barbara Schwarzentraub, Director Global Supply Chain and Operations, Caterpillar. Additional panelists may be announced soon. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan recognized as 2017 Thinker and Mover

Heather Sheehan, AWESOME’s Director of Member Engagement and Sponsorships, is one of two supply chain leaders to receive the 2017 Thinkers & Movers Award recognizing individuals whose innovative leadership has impacted supply chain thinking and practices. Her co-recipient is Brian Hancock, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Kansas City Southern (KCS). Continue reading