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Two upcoming events feature AWESOME’s executive director

Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Executive Director, will be featured as a panelist and panel moderator and at two events in January. On January 16, she will participate on a powered by AWESOME panel of supply chain leaders at a CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) Round table in Southern California. On January 28, Heather will serve as a panel moderator at the SMC3 Jump Start 20 Conference in Atlanta. Continue reading

AWESOME leaders participate as panelists for global webcast

Regenia Sanders, Partner/Principal, EY Advisory, and Melanie Nuce, SVP, Corporate Development at GS1 US, talked about their careers and views on how companies can increase the number of women in their leadership ranks in a webcast for VF Corporation. The webcast, titled “Leaders of Change – Women in Supply Chain,” appeared in 150 locations globally. Continue reading

Michelle Halkerston sets sights on new technology

Speaking at the FreightWaves LIVE conference in November, AWESOME Advisor Michelle Halkerston called her company, Hassett Express, “the biggest domestic freight forwarder that you never heard of.” In an article on yahoo! Finance, she goes on to describe technology integration investments she views as game-changers for her business. 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

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

For AWE scholarship awardee, studying at MIT was a dream – and then it happened

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs knew supply chain was the right field for her. Her role as a transportation logistics analyst at The Home Depot – like her internship at Lockheed Martin before that – gave her the opportunity to learn how important supply chain is to an organization. Now she’s taking her career further as the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship and has written about that experience in a new blog. 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