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Volunteer mentors find ways to be most effective

AWESOME Leaders have focused recently on opportunities to “reach back” and help other women by providing support and counsel as a mentor. AWESOME’s Executive Director Heather Sheehan said, “We encourage AWESOME leaders to become mentors – either for an active military duty spouse through the wonderful program with American Corporate Partners or for a woman in an earlier stage of her career in the leader’s organizations. This is an important part of ‘reaching back’ to help other women.” Continue reading

Three companies aim to deliver packages to the moon in 2020

NASA has awarded multi-million dollar contracts to three companies who will deliver experiments and technology packages to the moon. An example of a space-age supply chain, the robotic landers carrying the deliveries would be the first American spacecraft to touch down on the moon since the astronauts of Apollo 17 left in 1972. Continue reading

BCG predicts how AI might affect women in the workforce

Boston Consulting Group has published early predictions about whether artificial intelligence will have a positive or negative impact on women’s careers. Questions raised in a special report include: How will AI impact women and their jobs? How will it affect the number of women in the workforce? And how might it exacerbate—or mitigate—the current gender gap in the corporate-leadership pipeline? Continue reading

Experts offer advice on effective networking

Many executives who are pros at running meetings or making presentations still dread the informal networking at large events they find necessary but uncomfortable. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal and a summary in inc magazine review some tips that aid making connections in a crowd. Continue reading

Supply chain leaders open the curtain on customer experience

At the 2019 AWESOME Symposium, one panel featured a retail organization that sells high-end fashion, a health care and medical device company that touches people at every stage of life, a company that built their brand on being a warm and inviting environment, and a company that epitomizes the trend toward digital commerce. Did they have views on how customer experience and the supply chain are closely connected? Absolutely! Continue reading

AWESOME Advisor speaks on data analytics in Warsaw, Poland

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, and an AWESOME Advisor, was a keynote speaker at the CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) European Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Continue reading

AWESOME leaders take part in Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit

Four AWESOME leaders joined an expedition to get a rare look at the collection of plastic waste in the North Atlantic gyre off the coast of Bermuda. The participants of the “Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit,” numbering approximately 140, included plastics industry executives from all parts of the supply chain, ranging from petrochemical producers, plastics packagers, consumer packaged goods, and logistics providers, as well as individuals representing NGOs, media and think tanks. Continue reading