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Conference diversity sessions address high-priority issues

The global conference of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) – from September 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas — will offer a track of six sessions focusing on diversity and inclusion. Key topics featured in the six sessions are global career experiences, creative approaches to a flexible workplace, professional networks and how they can be leveraged, lessons from leading supply chain women, diversity programs that enhance competitiveness, and practical methods for leading balanced teams. Continue reading

CSCMP Global Conference chaired by Debbie Lentz

Debbie Lentz, a 2014 AWESOME Advisor and panelist at the 2013 AWESOME Symposium, is serving as conference chair for this year’s Global Conference of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) in San Antonio, Texas on September 21-24. Her leadership role for the conference draws on more than 30 years of supply chain, IS, global procurement and operations experience, most recently as SVP of Customer Service & Logistics for Kraft Foods Group. Continue reading

AWESOME selects five 2014 scholarship recipients

AWESOME has announced the recipients of the 2014 AWESOME Excellence in Education scholarships. The scholarships offer female university students the opportunity to participate in the CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) Annual Global Conference.
The 2014 recipients are Hannah Bremer, a student in Supply Chain Management at the University of Kansas;… Continue reading

Two leading companies receive AWESOME Award

AWESOME, the leadership initiative launched in early 2013 to advance women supply leaders, has selected two businesses to receive the 2014 Company Leadership Award. Danaher Corporation and Johnson & Johnson were chosen for creating an environment where leaders, regardless of gender, can succeed and advance.
According to Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations,… Continue reading

Ann Drake participates in high-level talks on transportation and infrastructure

Ann Drake, Founder of AWESOME and CEO of DSC Logistics, was a panelist at the National Summit, “America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century,” at Harvard Business School in February. And, she participated in the recent forum on advancing infrastructure projects in the U.S. presented by the Clinton Global Initiative and co-hosted by the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange.… Continue reading

AWESOME Legendary Leadership award honors first two recipients

Two women supply chain leaders received the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award for their outstanding achievements at the “Accelerate AWESOME” Symposium on May 15 in Park Ridge, Illinois. They are Heather Sheehan, Vice President, Indirect Sourcing and Logistics, Danaher Corporation, and Kathryn Wengel, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain.… Continue reading