Insights from AWESOME Symposium address building blocks important to success

Emerging leaders participated with their senior-level counterparts in the AWESOME Symposium on May 6-7 and took part in two sessions specifically focused on leadership development. In a Collaborative Conversation, emerging leaders interacted with leading women in supply chain who shared insights about their career path, building blocks that were important to their success,… Continue reading

Emerging Leaders speak candidly about career barriers and opportunities

At the AWESOME Symposium, emerging leaders spoke candidly about some hurdles they are working to overcome. Some of the barriers, they revealed, are self-created, such as working so hard and so single-mindedly at their current job that they neglect setting goals, developing a career plan, and talking to leaders of their company about what direction they’d like to take. Continue reading

Good news for working moms about how their children may benefit

Harvard Business School has released results of a study investigating how children are affected by having a mother who works outside the home. According to an essay in the New York Times by Claire Cain Miller, the study found that “daughters of working mothers completed more years of education, were more likely to be employed and in supervisory roles and earned higher incomes. Continue reading

Catalyst honors two companies for “game-changing” talent development initiatives

Catalyst, a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business, has announced that Chevron and Procter & Gamble will be presented with the 2015 Catalyst Award recognizing exceptional and innovative initiatives that expand opportunities for women and businesses globally.
Chevron’s U.S.-based initiative, The Chevron Way: Engineering Opportunities for Women,… Continue reading

Affinity Circles, Resource Groups and Networks

Many companies with successful diversity programs offer opportunities for people with similar interests or backgrounds or demographics to form affinity circles – also called resource groups or networks. Often these circles include one for up-and-coming women. The goal is to increase engagement of employees and create a company culture that is more open and balanced. Continue reading


“There is a woman who joined our company about a year ago, and she said she always leaves an organization with double the women in leadership roles than when she started. And she challenged each of us for this year to find a Millennial, be her advocate and help her get the promotion that she deserves.”

— AWESOME Symposium Participant