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Conference at Syracuse University features powered by AWESOME  session

The line-up of speakers at the 8th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference held at The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, included Micaela Bulich, Operating Advisor, Supply Chain & Procurement, with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and an AWESOME Advisor. The Conference attracted program directors and center managers from approximately 50 universities who are involved in developing and managing different aspects of supply chain management programs and curriculum. Continue reading

Special session facilitates exchange of Best Supply Chain Practices

A private best practice sharing session with representatives of AWESOME’s 2019 Host Partner, Founding Partner, and Champions will take place preceding the opening of the Symposium on May 1. The discussion will be facilitated by Kelsey Carvell, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting. Continue reading

Women’s history month sets stage for taking stock of women’s progress

Although International Women’s Day has passed (March 8), the focus on women continues through March, which is Women’s History Month. NBC News marked the occasion with an article evaluating the strides women are actually making. Continue reading

Long term shifts are building diversity in the boardroom

Changes in perception and pipeline are contributing to a rise in women being named to corporate boards, according to an article in Forbes and on LinkedIn. The author, Laura Berger, leadership consultant and executive coach, also suggests ways of continuing the trend. Continue reading

AWESOME Advisors hear inspiring words from Sally Helgesen

AWESOME Advisors concluded their meeting in on March 6 by joining founder Ann Drake at the International Women’s Forum annual event in Chicago. Ann, who in 2014 was honored by IWF with the global Women Who Make a Difference Award, introduced the speaker, author Sally Helgesen. Continue reading

New 60 Minutes  segment focuses on young girls and science

A CBS 60 Minutes segment on March 3 focused on new efforts to get girls to love computer science and other STEM subjects at a very young age. One of the people featured, Hadi Partovi, the founder of Code.org, a non-profit that aims to teach computer science to all American students, said that “to increase the number of women in tech, the focus needs to begin well before women enter the workforce.” Continue reading

South African Logistics Entrepreneur is featured on podcast

Nozuko Mayeka, founder of Tulsawiz Logistics in South Africa, is interviewed for the Women in Supply Chain series of “Let’s Talk Supply Chain” podcasts. The interviewer, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, calls Nozuko a “trailblazer, entrepreneur, mother, thought leader, logistics expert, advocate for women in business, women in supply chain and overall someone who inspires.” Continue reading

AWESOME leaders say what they want, hope, and envision for women between now and the NEXT International Women’s Day

The focus of the 2019 International Women’s Day on March 8 is building a gender-balanced world. In honor of the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – as well as marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity – AWESOME asked members of the community to contribute their thoughts. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan is instructor for supply chain leadership executive course at Penn State

In the upcoming session of “Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders” offered by Penn State University’s Executive Program, the Day 3 modules will be taught by Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME. Dates of the course, which takes place on the main campus in University Park, PA, are March 12-14. Continue reading