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McKinsey & Co. studies why gender inequality in the workplace is so persistent

In a study conducted with LeanIn.org, McKinsey asked over 34,000 men and women in more than 130 companies why the good intentions of so many companies aren’t translating into a truly inclusive work environment. For example, McKinsey research found that, despite attention from business leaders and media, corporate America promotes men at 30 percent higher rates than women during their early career stages. Continue reading

Michelle Livingstone discusses Home Depot’s approach to sustainability


Michelle Livingstone, Vice President, Transportation, for The Home Depot, and an AWESOME Advisor, oversees her company’s shipping network and ensures the carriers it hires meet strict sustainability guidelines. In an interview with Mark Solomon for DC Velocity, Michelle says SmartWay scores are a key determinant in the carrier selection process. … Continue reading

AWESOME Leaders share expertise at “Jump Start” conference


Shari Boston, VP, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain, ConvaTec Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, has been selected as honorary chair of the Jump Start logistics and supply chain conference hosted by SMC3 on January 23-25 in Atlanta. Shari also will participate in a discussion powered by AWESOME and moderated by AWESOME Executive Director Dr Nancy Nix. An additional participant in that session is AWESOME network member Erin Donnelly, Director of Transportation responsible for last-mile delivery with Home Depot. Continue reading