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
An article in Wall Street Journal following the memo written by the Google engineer criticizing diversity initiatives suggests that the much of the resulting commentary misses the point by ignoring the business case. Continue reading
A study, reported in Science Daily, set out to determine if women working in male-dominated environments become stressed because of their “nature” or because of the workplace climate. Continue reading
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
== An article in Harvard Business Review explaining how “benevolent sexism” can unintentionally undermine a female colleague. Continue reading
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
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 WebMD.com describes the possible health consequences.
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
Insights about which companies are seen by women to be happiest places to work.
Insights from BCG on how their apprenticeship program has improved advancement of senior women managers by 22% in five years.
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