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Qualities that move women ahead in school may hold them back in careers

An article in the New York Times poses a possible answer to the question of why girls consistently outperform boys academically and yet men hold 95 percent of the top positions in the largest public companies. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will feature Out In Front with astronaut

Cady Coleman, PhD, a chemist by education, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and veteran of two space shuttle missions and six months aboard the International Space Station, will speak at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Cady will share her experiences in experimentation, innovation, problem-solving and teamwork that translate into leadership lessons and apply to the supply chain field as well as space travel. Continue reading

First AWESOME/MIT Scholarship has been awarded

The first woman to receive the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship was announced as Elizabeth Raman from The Home Depot. AWESOME and the MIT Center for Logistics and Transportation partnered to create the scholarship, which awards full tuition for an early career woman to pursue a master’s degree in supply chain management from MIT during school year 2019-20. The award, currently valued at $72,000, is the first ever full tuition award specifically for women in the 20-year history of the MIT SCM. Continue reading

Roz Brewer is newest member of Amazon Board

Starbucks COO Roz Brewer, who will be featured in an Up-Close Conversation at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle — has been named to the board of Amazon.com. An article in USA Today calls it a “barrier breaking” appointment because the current Amazon board is all-white. Continue reading

DSC logistics promotes Michelle Dilley to COO

Michelle Dilley, a member of the AWESOME community who has participated as a panelist at previous Symposiums, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of DSC Logistics. Michelle’s previous role was Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will present Out in Front with Carla Harris

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, joins the leading executives who will speak at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. In addition to serving as a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, she is the author of two books: Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. Continue reading

Kathy Wengel represents J&J and supply chain at World Economic Forum

Kathy Wengel, Johnson & Johnson’s Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer and an AWESOME Advisor, participated in the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In an interview for Hub Culture, she talks about how the intersection of science and technology is bringing untapped potential to J&J’s healthcare business and helping the supply chain bring medicine to hard-to-reach areas. Continue reading

Article explains why smart buildings are a smart supply chain strategy

AWESOME Advisor Joann Michalik is a co-author of an article published recently by Deloitte Insights titled “Smart Buildings: Four considerations for creating people-centered smart, digital workplaces.” Joann is Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, focusing on manufacturing transformations, new product introduction and innovation. Continue reading