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Symposium will feature sessions with Roz Brewer and Jane Stevenson

Roz Brewer, Starbucks COO, will be interviewed in an Up-Close Conversation on opening day of the seventh annual AWESOME Symposium – Reaching Beyond and Achieving More. Starbucks is Host Partner of the Symposium which takes place May 1-3 in Seattle. Day One also includes an Out in Front talk by Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services for Korn Ferry. Continue reading

Symposium theme will inspire discussion by supply chain leaders

Five leading women in supply chain will participate in a discussion at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. The supply chain panel, a signature element of AWESOME Symposium, will share leadership lessons – this year focused on the theme “Reaching Beyond and Achieving More” and how these leaders have reached in many directions to achieve successful supply chain careers. Continue reading

Lillian Dukes gives her perspective on “navigating from engineer to corporate vp”

An interview with AWESOME Advisor Lillian Dukes, Principal and President of LAD Consulting, appears in Exceptional People magazine. The publication showcases extraordinary people of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, reveals the motivating factors behind their success and recognizes them for their significant impact and contributions to society. Continue reading

Wednesdays for Women  blog highlights AWESOME leader’s unconventional career

Regenia Sanders, EY Advisory Principal for the Supply Chain Practice, and a member of the AWESOME community, was recently interviewed for Wednesday’s for Women, a blog series published by JDA Software. Continue reading

Complimentary Ulta Beauty Services will be available at the Symposium

A popular “bonus” of the 2018 AWESOME Symposium was the Ulta Beauty Bar during check-in, and Ulta will be back in 2019 to offer complimentary dry styles, cosmetic consultations and application and other services. Ulta is a 2019 AWESOME sponsor at the Visionary level. Continue reading

2019 survey will update information on progress of women’s leadership

The 2019 AWESOME / Gartner Women in Supply Chain Research will be launched the week of January 21. Results will be used to assess progress as companies work to advance women’s leadership. AWESOME leaders who receive a request are encouraged to complete and return the survey no later than (date). Continue reading

AWESOME’s next regional event will be March 7 in Chicago

The fourth AWESOME regional event, to be held the evening of March 7 in Chicago, will provide an opportunity for leading women in supply chain to address in a small-group setting the topic of building strategic relationships that are essential to successful leadership. The sponsor of the event is Hassett Express. Continue reading

“Making waves” will be topic of powered by AWESOME  session at RILA

AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan and AWESOME Advisor Michelle Livingstone will present a powered by AWESOME session titled “Making Waves: Actions for Supply Chain Leadership” at the RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) 2019 LINK Supply Chain Conference, February 24-29 in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

Women in the gas and oil industry are ready to build their pipeline

As in the supply chain field, the gas and oil industry is facing a talent shortage as a generation of workers is set to retire. Women in the industry are coming together to change the fact that only 15 percent of their industry’s workforce is female, a number that drops in half when it comes to higher-paying technical jobs. A story on CNBC.com interviewed Katie Mehnert, CEO of Pink Petro, a for-profit company funded by Shell and others in the energy industry to focus on recruiting women. Continue reading

JDA’s interview with Heather Sheehan named as one of 2018’s best blogs

For its “2018 Most Valuable Posts,” the online publication Supply Chain Brief has selected an interview with AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan as among the top blogs. The interview, posted on “Wednesdays for Women,” a blog series created by Beth Elkin, Group Vice President, Marketing, for JDA Software, was titled “Growing Women in Supply Chain Leadership” and appeared in April 2018. Continue reading