2016 Symposium Agenda

Fourth Annual AWESOME Symposium
April 27-29, 2016
Portland, Oregon

Host Partner: NIKE, Inc.
Founding Partner: DSC Logistics
April 27-29, 2016

Wednesday, April 27

3:00 pm

Depart for Tour of NIKE, Inc. World Headquarters
(for those who have registered for Nike tour)

4:45 pm


Depart from The Nines Hotel for Networking Reception at Nike World Headquarters – Tiger Woods Center
(for those not registered for Nike tour)

5:30 pm

Networking Reception

6:30 pm

Welcome Remarks
Trish Young,… Continue reading

AWESOME Social Media

Social media networks were alive with posts by participants following the event. Here’s a sample:

    “Outstanding 2016 AWESOME Symposium with some of the most accomplished leaders in supply chain. Thank you Ann Drake, Nancy Nix, Nike and all the participants for an amazing experience!”

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AWESOME Preview of visit to NIKE

The AWESOME team is planning a one-of-a-kind symposium for you this year! NIKE, Inc. has agreed to be our Host Partner. To begin planning the symposium, the AWESOME group visited NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon – just outside of Portland – and found messages of inspiration and innovation throughout the 200-acre main campus. Continue reading

NIKE CEO Mark Parker named Business Person of the Year by Fortune

Called “a nine-year sensation” by co-founder Phil Knight, NIKE, Inc.’s CEO, has been selected to top the list of Fortune’s annual ranking of corporate “chieftans.” Parker has brought his long-time passion for the sport of running to all of his roles at NIKE. As a long-time runner, Parker was recruited by NIKE right out of college in 1979 to design running shoes. Continue reading

NIKE focuses attention on women’s fitness

During an investor conference in October at its World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike said it expects revenue in its woman’s category to rise from $5.7 billion to more than $11 billion in the next five years. An article in USA Today suggests the market for women’s athletic apparel is growing because women are “wearing workout clothes for exercise, as well as in the office, at happy hour gatherings and for running errands.” Continue reading

Emerging Leaders speak candidly about career barriers and opportunities

At the AWESOME Symposium, emerging leaders spoke candidly about some hurdles they are working to overcome. Some of the barriers, they revealed, are self-created, such as working so hard and so single-mindedly at their current job that they neglect setting goals, developing a career plan, and talking to leaders of their company about what direction they’d like to take. Continue reading

2015 Symposium Agenda

May 6, 2015

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Check-in

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Building Connections: Networking and Reception
A History of Caring: The Johnson & Johnson Story

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome / Opening Remarks

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating Excellence: AWESOME Legendary Leader Awards

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May 6-7, 2015 Symposium Up-Close Conservations Participants Bios


Sandra Peterson

Sandi Peterson is Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company. A member of the Executive Committee, Sandi is responsible for the portfolio of Johnson & Johnson consumer-facing businesses, including the Family of Consumer Companies, Diabetes Solutions, Health & Wellness Solutions and Vision Care.… Continue reading