Young supply chain professionals give candid comments in UTK whitepaper

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) has released a whitepaper titled “Young Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion.” AWESOME Advisor Mary Long, managing director of GSCI’s Supply Chain Forum is co-author of the report, along with Dr. Diane Mollenkopf and Ted Stank, who served as contributing editor. Continue reading

Supply chain leader interviewed about diversity at Intel

Delivered magazine recently featured Intel’s Ninette Vaz, Global Supply Chain Internet of Things Senior Manager, explaining how diversity delivers in the workplace. Ninette also talked about AWESOME as a source of support, saying she finds the speakers’ stories at AWESOME events to be “valuable, authentic, and inspiring.” Continue reading

Organization sets path to more women joining boards

Women in the bio pharma industry are benefitting from initiatives designed to put more women on corporate boards. One of these – Boardroom Ready – specifically sets out to help women take the step from VP-level and higher positions to board membership. Continue reading

Conversation focuses on prospects of women’s supply chain leadership

AWESOME Advisor Susan Pellechio was interviewed recently in a fireside chat with Mark Yeager, CEO of Redwood Logistics at an event for “Women in Logistics.” Susan was asked about her own career, which started in finance and moved into supply chain positions for Staples, Starbucks, and currently C&S Wholesale Grocers, where she is SVP of Transportation. Continue reading

Innovative Patagonia offers childcare at distribution center

Patagonia may be best known for its sustainability values and initiatives, but the company is also a leader in on-site childcare for its employees. After several decades of providing child care at the company headquarters in Ventura, California, Patagonia brought childcare into its new national distribution warehouse, repair facility and customer service center in Reno, Nevada. Since then, according to a recent LinkedIn article quoting the company leaders, the program is a clear success. Continue reading

New EVP, Supply Chain of Penguin Random House will be interviewed at regional event

Annette Danek-Akey has been promoted to EVP, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House and named to the company’s U.S. board. Annette and AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan will open the November 14th Regional Event in Jersey City, New Jersey, with an Up-Close Conversation. Continue reading

Michelle Halkerston will speak at freight conference

AWESOME Advisor Michelle Halkerston, President & CEO of Hassett Express, will be featured in a fireside chat at the FreightWaves LIVE conference to be held November 12-14 in Chicago. Hassett Express is a full-service transportation provider specializing in time-definite services. Michelle will share her expertise on the topic of expedited freight. Continue reading

Advice about helping men who support women leaders

One of the recommendations in AWESOME’s recently released 2019 Action Agenda: “Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership” is to develop allies who are men. Even men who want to help women advance often don’t really know what to do – and that’s where this advice on fastcompany.com may help. Continue reading

AWESOME welcomes companies who are first to step up as 2020 Sponsors

With the 2020 AWESOME Symposium eight months away and registration set to open in early December, the first six companies have stepped up to join Host Partner McDonald’s as sponsors. Sponsorships are available in nine categories in addition to the exclusive Host Sponsor role. Continue reading