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An inside look at the hurricanes and The Home Depot

In the hours before a hurricane, what do people need most as they try to prepare their homes for the worst? Plywood, hammer and nails, tarps, tape, ropes. Where do they turn? For many, it’s the urgent run to The Home Depot that may make a difference between protection and destruction. AWESOME asked Michelle Livingstone, VP of Transportation for The Home Depot, for a behind-the-scenes look. Continue reading

Nancy Nix completes term as AWESOME Executive Director on January 1, 2018

Heather Sheehan will be the new Executive Director
AWESOME has announced that Nancy Nix, who has led the organization since becoming the first Executive Director in mid-2014, will become Executive Director Emeritus at the end of this year. The new Executive Director, as of January 1, 2018, will be Heather Sheehan, AWESOME’s Director of Member Engagement & Sponsorships and former Vice President for Danaher Corporation. Continue reading

Ann Drake introduces Hillary Clinton at IWF event

As Hillary Clinton was inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame, she was introduced by AWESOME founder Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, who has been a friend of Clinton’s since elementary school. Clinton, who is a member of IWF, joins 70 other women in the Hall of Fame. At this year’s World Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, nine other women were named as “trailblazers.” Continue reading

Deans of two of The Economist’s  top six MBA programs were AWESOME Symposium speakers

At the 2017 AWESOME Symposium, one of the sessions featured business school deans talking about achieving gender equity in business education and beyond. A recent ranking of MBA programs by The Economist placed Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, led by Sally Blount, as #1 and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, led by Judy Olian, as #6. Continue reading