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Three women with unique connections to McDonald’s will speak at AWESOME Symposium

On June 10, Day One of the 2020 AWESOME Symposium hosted by McDonald’s, AWESOME leaders will hear the career and leadership stories of three women who have special connections to McDonald’s. They are Meredith Ellis, a 2nd Generation rancher; Nicole Enearu, who, with her sister, owns and operates 18 McDonald’s restaurants; and Sheila Penrose, a McDonald’s board member. Continue reading

AWESOME Announces 2020 Recipients of AWE MIT Fellowship

One full-tuition and two half-tuition fellowships have been awarded to women who have been admitted to the Supply Chain Master’s program from MIT for the 2020-21 academic year. This is the second year AWESOME and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics have partnered on the Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship. Continue reading

Kathy Wengel Accepts Award for J&J’s “Factories of the Future” at World Economic Forum

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where two of Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturing facilities were recognized as part of WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network, Kathy Wengel J&J’s EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer and an AWESOME Advisor, accepted the award for her company. She also participated in a panel discussion sponsored by J & J focusing on women’s leadership. Continue reading

Two Board Experts Join Line-up of Speakers at Regional Event

Update March 5: This event has been postponed due to travel and conference restrictions currently in place with many companies.
It will be rescheduled for a future date. Watch for more details.
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AWESOME announces two additions to the line-of of speakers for the March 12 Regional Event focusing on board membership responsibilities and rewards – and how supply chain leaders can prepare for that extension of their career. Hilary Krane will be the keynote speaker and Nancy Calderon joins the panel discussion. Continue reading

AWESOME Announces Speakers for March 12 Regional Event

Update March 5: This event has been postponed due to travel and conference restrictions currently in place with many companies.
It will be rescheduled for a future date. Watch for more details.
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To address the topic of board readiness, including what it entails and why supply chain women executives can bring value to a board – AWESOME will present a line-up of speakers with first-hand experience at a Regional Event on March 12. The event, which is sponsored by C.H. Robinson, will be held during the day on March 12, with content also provided by Nike leaders at Nike’s Word Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland Metro Area. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium Day 1 will Feature Optional “Elevate Your Personal Brand” Workshop

A hands-on workshop focused on helping leaders use LinkedIn to elevate their personal brand and expand their network, will be held on Wednesday, June 10. The session precedes the official opening of the 2020 AWESOME Symposium, and will be led by D.B. Wienke, founder and CEO of resumelinkup.com. Continue reading

AWESOME Offers Optional Chicago Experiences – Symposium Day 3

Supply chain leaders who attend the AWESOME Symposium – June 10-12 in Chicago – will be able to choose from three optional activities that capture signature Chicago experiences. The choices, which will be offered during Symposium registration for an additional cost, include a cooking class, a walking food tour, and an architectural cruise along the Chicago River. Continue reading