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New EVP, Supply Chain of Penguin Random House will be interviewed at regional event

Annette Danek-Akey has been promoted to EVP, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House and named to the company’s U.S. board. Annette and AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan will open the November 14th Regional Event in Jersey City, New Jersey, with an Up-Close Conversation. Continue reading

Michelle Halkerston will speak at freight conference

AWESOME Advisor Michelle Halkerston, President & CEO of Hassett Express, will be featured in a fireside chat at the FreightWaves LIVE conference to be held November 12-14 in Chicago. Hassett Express is a full-service transportation provider specializing in time-definite services. Michelle will share her expertise on the topic of expedited freight. Continue reading

Advice about helping men who support women leaders

One of the recommendations in AWESOME’s recently released 2019 Action Agenda: “Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership” is to develop allies who are men. Even men who want to help women advance often don’t really know what to do – and that’s where this advice on fastcompany.com may help. Continue reading

AWESOME welcomes companies who are first to step up as 2020 Sponsors

With the 2020 AWESOME Symposium eight months away and registration set to open in early December, the first six companies have stepped up to join Host Partner McDonald’s as sponsors. Sponsorships are available in nine categories in addition to the exclusive Host Sponsor role. Continue reading

Mary Long named to Who’s Who Women in Life Sciences

The Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has named AWESOME Advisor Mary Long, managing director of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, to Who’s Who Women in Life Sciences. BSMA is an organization that connects operations and supply chain management leaders and professionals in the biotech, biopharma, and biomedical device industries. Continue reading

New “women in the workplace” research zeroes in on early-career obstacles

McKinsey and LeanIn have released results of their fifth annual Women in the Workplace study. The major conclusion is that the major obstacle facing women in their rise to top leadership is the “first rung” — moving into a management position. Continue reading

Syracuse University presents awards as part of anniversary celebration

At Syracuse University recently, two AWESOME leaders were presented with prestigious Salzberg Medallions, and an AWESOME Scholar was recognized as the University’s outstanding supply chain management undergraduate. The presentations coincided with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management, considered the nation’s first supply chain management program. Continue reading

AWESOME educator reaches back to inform and inspire future leaders

The University of Arkansas recently hosted a two-day symposium for WISE (Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence) Future Leaders. The event was organized by Stephanie Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arkansas and a member of the AWESOME community. Continue reading

Research confirms engaging men is crucial to advancing women

Women participating in AWESOME Symposiums and other events have often said that engaging men in the efforts to advance women’s leadership is essential, and one of the recently published “Seven Smart Moves” of the AWESOME Action Agenda gives steps women can take. An article in Harvard Business Review supports the view that diversity initiatives won’t succeed without men being involved. Continue reading