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Mary Long will moderate a webinar discussion on “Empowering Women in Supply Chain”

A webinar scheduled for March 26 will feature Mary Long, Managing Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s (GSCI) Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and an AWESOME Advisor, interviewing three women at different stages of their supply chain career. The webinar is presented by GSCI and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and will be broadcast from 12 to 1 pm EDT. Continue reading

Announcing the 2020 Recipients of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award

At the eighth annual AWESOME Symposium – June 10-12 in Chicago – two outstanding leaders will be presented with the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award. They are Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and Joanne Wright, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of IBM’s Enterprise Operations and Services. Continue reading

AWESOME Announces 2020 Recipients of AWE MIT Fellowship

One full-tuition and two half-tuition fellowships have been awarded to women who have been admitted to the Supply Chain Master’s program from MIT for the 2020-21 academic year. This is the second year AWESOME and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics have partnered on the Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship. Continue reading

Kathy Wengel Accepts Award for J&J’s “Factories of the Future” at World Economic Forum

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where two of Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturing facilities were recognized as part of WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network, Kathy Wengel J&J’s EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer and an AWESOME Advisor, accepted the award for her company. She also participated in a panel discussion sponsored by J & J focusing on women’s leadership. Continue reading

Two Board Experts Join Line-up of Speakers at Regional Event

Update March 5: This event has been postponed due to travel and conference restrictions currently in place with many companies.
It will be rescheduled for a future date. Watch for more details.
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AWESOME announces two additions to the line-of of speakers for the March 12 Regional Event focusing on board membership responsibilities and rewards – and how supply chain leaders can prepare for that extension of their career. Hilary Krane will be the keynote speaker and Nancy Calderon joins the panel discussion. Continue reading

AWESOME Announces Speakers for March 12 Regional Event

Update March 5: This event has been postponed due to travel and conference restrictions currently in place with many companies.
It will be rescheduled for a future date. Watch for more details.
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To address the topic of board readiness, including what it entails and why supply chain women executives can bring value to a board – AWESOME will present a line-up of speakers with first-hand experience at a Regional Event on March 12. The event, which is sponsored by C.H. Robinson, will be held during the day on March 12, with content also provided by Nike leaders at Nike’s Word Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland Metro Area. Continue reading

Discussion at RILA LINK2020 Aims at Moving the Needle on Diversity

The Women in Supply Chain Breakfast Session at RILA LINK 2020 on February 25 in Dallas, Texas, will be powered by AWESOME. Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director Emeritus, will interview Amy Carovillano, Vice President, Supply Chain, The Container Store Inc. Following their conversation, Kirsten Castillo, AWESOME’s Director of Member Engagement, will lead the group in an interactive discussion of the AWESOME Action Agenda: Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership. Continue reading

New CEO of DeliveryCircle is Natalie Putnam

Natalie Putnam, one of AWESOME’s original 15 Advisors, is taking on a new role as CEO of DeliveryCircle, the technology-based same-day delivery solution provider. She will continue as an AWESOME Advisor and will serve as the moderator of the panel of senior supply chain women discussing “Transformative Leadership” at the 2020 AWESOME Symposium – June 10-12 in Chicago. Continue reading