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KPMG study explores how executive women adapt their leadership styles

A recent report released by KPMG focuses on how high-performing executive women feel about adapting their leadership style to navigate complex business environments. Of those interviewed, 66 percent say they must change their leadership styles more than their male counterparts as they rise to higher levels within an organization. Continue reading

Leaders honored for professional and personal accomplishments

At the recent North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, one of the top awards presented was the Supply Chain Recognition Award. Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, received the award, and Barb Schwarzentraub, Director in Global Information Services at Caterpillar, Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, was a finalist. The third finalist was Jana Gessner, VP of Environmental, Health and Safety at Pepsico. All three were chosen because they serve as “examples and inspirational leaders.” Continue reading

ALAN website offers current information on logistics needs and more

The website of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is an up-to-date resource for many kinds of information flowing through and around a disaster such as Hurricane Dorian. One of the main services is to match needs to donated logistics services, space and equipment, but there is more. Continue reading

Francesca DeBiase is selected as a global corporate responsibility influence leader

Francesca DeBiase, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer for McDonald’s, has been named to the 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List published by Assent Compliance. Francesca received the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award in 2017 and spoke at the Symposium that year about her dual role leading McDonald’s global supply chain and sustainability initiatives. Continue reading

Recommendations address slow progress in advancing women leaders

The latest “collective wisdom” of senior supply chain leaders on the topic of moving women’s leadership forward has been compiled in a new AWESOME Action Agenda. “Seven Smart Moves for Making Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership” will be released at CSCMP EDGE on September 15-18 in Anaheim. Continue reading

AWESOME Advisor joins Board of ALAN

Natalie Putnam, Chief Commercial Officer at Verst Logistics and an AWESOME Advisor, has joined the board of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). ALAN is an industry-wide organization that provides supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations and other non-profits. The Executive Director of ALAN, Kathy Fulton, is also an AWESOME leader and spoke about ALAN at the 2018 Symposium. Continue reading

How ALAN meets hurricane season needs

A blog on the website of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) explains what goes on “behind the scenes” to match disaster needs with critical services or equipment. Written by Richard Sharpe, ALAN’s VP of Process and Technology, the blog answers frequently asked questions such as why, in a particular situation, there may appear to be relatively few needs listed on the website. Continue reading

Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership

The latest “collective wisdom” of senior supply chain leaders on the topic of moving women’s leadership forward has been compiled in a new AWESOME Action Agenda. Seven Smart Moves for Making Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership will be released at CSCMP EDGE on September 15-18 in Anaheim. Continue reading