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Kirsten Castillo starts up supply chain for Minnesotans in need

In recent days, Kirsten Castillo, AWESOME’s Vice President of Engagement, has had two extra fulltime jobs. She’s been in charge of coordinating the Zoom technology for AWESOME’s first Jumpstart the Transformation 2020 virtual event – a mini-Symposium on June 11. At the same time, in her hometown of Minneapolis, she and her brother along with family and friends organized a start-up supply chain to distribute food and other essential items to people in the neighborhoods hit hardest by the combination of health, economic and social crises. Continue reading

AWESOME Founder and Chairman Ann Drake launches new organization to impact women’s leadership

With seven of years of AWESOME experience – and 25 years as Chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics – Ann Drake decided she could do even more. In late 2019, she started Lincoln Road Enterprises (LRE) to advance the influence and contributions of women in business, supply chain, engineering/technology, infrastructure/design, and space. Continue reading

Strategy Magazine features interview with AWESOME Founder and Chairman Ann Drake

In an article titled “Leading women on an AWESOME path,” Strategy magazine describes how Ann Drake, who founded AWESOME when she was Chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics, realized the time was right to advance women’s leadership in the traditionally male field of logistics and supply chain management. Ann now serves as Chairman of AWESOME, which has grown to be a community of more than 1500 senior women leaders in supply chain. Continue reading

Recipient of AWESOME MIT AWE Fellowship takes on special project to respond to COVID-19

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs, the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship, is responding to COVID-19 by working with UNICEF’s Supply Division Product Innovation Centre on a strategy and process for UNICEF’s oxygen optimization tool. Continue reading