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MIT leader writes about putting vision and emotion into supply chain leadership

“Leaders need to add vision and emotion to their repertoire to be more effective change agents.” That’s the conclusion of an article written by Dr. Bruce Arntzen, executive director of the supply chain management program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics and published in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. Continue reading

LeanIn.org tracks progress of efforts toward equal pay

On Equal Pay Day – April 2 – LeanIn.org reminded people that women had to work all of 2018 and until this day in 2019 to catch up with what men earned in 2018 alone. According to Lean In, “No matter our job, how much education or experience we have, or the number of hours we work, women are still paid less than men—on average, 20% less, and for Black women, Native American women, and Latinas, the pay gaps are even wider.” Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will begin with Starbucks experience

Starbucks, the Host Partner of the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle – will open the program on Day One in a uniquely Starbucks way. Following a welcome from Hans Melotte, EVP, Global Supply Chain Operations, and Lucy Helm, Chief Partner Officer, AWESOME leaders attending the Symposium will participate in a coffee tasting guided by Virginia Tenpenny, VP, Global Social Impact and Executive Director, Starbucks Foundation. Continue reading

Reception at close of 2019 Symposium will be sponsored by CJ Logistics

CJ Logistics, the leading logistics company in Korea and Asia, will sponsor the reception that marks the official close of the 2019 Symposium in Seattle. DSC Logistics, the Founding Partner of AWESOME under the leadership of DSC CEO Ann Drake, became part of the global conglomerate CJ Group in 2018. Continue reading

While all-female spacewalk gets stalled, other milestones still stand

NASA has explained why the spacewalk by two female astronauts scheduled for March 29 has been cancelled. In spite of the cancellation, a number of milestones have been achieved by women who are astronauts, including Cady Coleman who will be featured in an Out in Front talk at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Continue reading

These steps may facilitate finding mentors in the #metoo era

As important has having a mentor may be, many people believe that in the #metoo era, men are more reluctant to mentor women. An article on forbes.com suggests men who were successfully mentoring before will continue to do so and offers other suggestions for finding a mentor. Continue reading

Awesome Leaders Will Make Waves In Five New Dimensions

The engaging, interactive Making Waves sessions planned for Day 2 of the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle — will give participants the opportunity to look more closely and share ideas about five dimensions of “Reaching Beyond and Achieving More.” The dimensions are reaching up, reaching out, reaching in, reaching back and reaching across. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan receives recognition from UTK student organization

Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME will be honored as the Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain on April 10 at the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. The award, recognizing an outstanding role model, is given by the NeXxus Chapter at the University. Continue reading

Symposium will include special Nina McLemore “boutique”

A special collection of professional women’s apparel by well-known designer Nina McLemore will be on display and available for purchase by order at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. The “AWESOME boutique” will be open on both May 1 during check-in from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm and May 2 during Day Two of the Symposium. Continue reading

Catalyst news item repeats advice about developing male allies

A blog published by Catalyst in early 2019, focuses on 12 Actions You Can Take to Advance Women at Work. Number 4 on the list – Engage Men as Champions — repeats advice previously given by Catalyst on “Actions Women Can Take to Support Men’s Engagement.” Continue reading