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Powered by AWESOME  panel focuses on empowering women in supply chain

A panel of supply chain leaders, led by Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director Emeritus, discussed how to empower women as an important aspect of Supply Chain Talent Management at an event presented recently by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in Chicago. The day’s program also addressed themes such as tapping into alternative talent pipelines like veteran talent and cultivating the next generation of supply chain leadership. Continue reading

Member of AWESOME community describes her own journey

The Memphis Daily Memphian recently published an essay by Roquita Coleman-Williams on the topic of “Choosing your fights in a male-dominated industry.” She mentions attending the AWESOME Symposium in Seattle and also writes about the responsibilities of trying to enlighten and educate others while she’s building her own career. Continue reading

AWESOME Founder points to new research on women’s networks

At the 2019 AWESOME Symposium, Ann Drake, AWESOME Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, called attention to new research by Brian Uzzi of the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. This research, she said, identifies how being part of a trusted community of women can help an individual rise faster and higher. Continue reading

BCG report says hiring diverse employees is only the first step

A comprehensive survey conducted recently by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, found diverse employees—especially those with more than one dimension of diversity—“feel far less able than employees of majority groups to share their views at work.” More than 4,000 employees were surveyed about how included they feel in their workplace. Continue reading

Michelle Halkerston is honored for her achievements

Michelle Halkerston, AWESOME Advisor and President & CEO of Hassett Express, recently attended the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2019 “Capital Ideas” Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, as one of five women selected as finalists for the 2019 Distinguished Women in Logistics Award. The Award was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry. Continue reading

Article suggests women who support women are more successful

Recent research has been focused on understanding what kind of network is most beneficial to women in their careers – and how that differs from a network that benefits men. An article in Forbes, written by Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, reinforces the idea that while men and women both benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women especially need an inner circle of close contacts. Continue reading

Gender strategist advises CEOs to turn to women’s leadership initiatives

Jeffery Tobias Halter, who was featured as a speaker and panel moderator at the 2018 AWESOME Symposium, believes that a women’s leadership initiative is in the best interest of today’s CEOs. His LinkedIn article, titled “CEOs, Did You Know a Women’s Leadership Initiative Can Solve Two of Your Biggest Business Challenges?” Continue reading

Heather Sheehan takes an active role in UTK’s Supply Chain Forum

The annual Supply Chain Forum hosted by University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam School of Business included participation by AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan. In addition to being a speaker and holding a roundtable, she was named Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain by UTK’s chapter of the student organization NeXxus. Continue reading