CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL

AWESOME Symposium participants said they see the increasing numbers of young women enrolled in university supply chain management programs – and related degrees – as especially positive. The focus on STEM has encouraged young woman to be more open-minded about career choices. Yet, many expressed concern that supply chain programs are at a disadvantage because career paths in this profession are not as visible or as clearly defined as some other fields are.… Continue reading

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: September 21-24

AWESOME Events in San Antonio
At the CSCMP Global Conference in San Antonio on September 21-24, AWESOME will provide new opportunities for networking, learning and collaboration around women’s supply chain leadership. The kick-off event will be AWESOME’s reception on Sunday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. on the San Antonio Riverwalk at Biga on the Banks.… 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