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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says women’s progress Is stalled

In an article in the Wall Street Journal related to the latest McKinsey/LeanIn.org study, Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, gives her perspective on what is keeping women from advancing as leaders. One of her key points is that companies must make sure hiring and promotion policies are fair from the start. Continue reading

“When women see other women in a position of leadership, it reframes what they think is possible to them.”

— Kat Cole, chief operating officer and president of North America for Focus Brands Inc., whose chains include Cinnabon, Jamba Juice and Auntie Anne’s, as quoted in Wall Street Journal article on how sexual harassment and the gender gap are related.

C200 Recognizes Ann Drake for Entrepreneurial Achievements

Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME who served as CEO of DSC Logistics from 1994 through 2018, has been named the recipient of C200’s Entrepreneurial Champion Award for 2018. C200 (Committee of 200) is the prestigious global organization of leading women executives and entrepreneurs across all professions and industries. Continue reading

McDonald’s and Starbucks collaborate to solve coffee cup problem

McDonald’s has joined Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners in a partnership to develop a recyclable and/or compostable cup solution. The joint initiative, called the NextGen Cup Consortium Challenge, is open to supply chain leaders, innovators, solution providers and anyone with promising solutions to recover single use cups. Continue reading

Regional event will focus on the “B, C, D’s” of strategic relationships

The third AWESOME regional event, to be held the evening of November 29 in Atlanta, will combine information and insights developed by Stanford University’s Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab with an opportunity to have small-group discussion with other leaders. The topic will be building networks that are “B, C, D”: broad, connective and dynamic. Continue reading

Lisa Borders and Pat Mitchell continue to inspire

Two highly-accomplished women who have spoken at AWESOME Symposiums are addressing some of society’s major issues. Lisa Borders, who spoke at the 2018 Symposium when she was President of the Women’s National Basketball Association, is leaving the WNBA to take on a new role. Pat Mitchell, who gave an Out in Front talk at the 2017 Symposium is active in major efforts to advance women in all areas. Continue reading

Global supply chain experts give views on volatility and risk

The starting point for the mega session powered by AWESOME at CSCMP EDGE was agreement on the part of the three panelists and moderator, all with high-level roles that involve global trade, that the current environment is “topsy-turvy” — unpredictable and constantly changing. Some factors increasing the need for companies to have a more agile supply chain are trade wars, new tariffs, shifting national borders, increasing regulations, changing consumer preferences, and the growing need for cyber security. Continue reading

Mary Long will lead Global Supply Chain Forum at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mary Long, an AWESOME Advisor, has been named by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business as the new managing director of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum. She most recently served as managing director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego’s School of Business. Continue reading