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Kirsten Castillo speaks to first-year MBA students at TCU’s Boot Camp

A recent “Boot Camp” at TCU – which offered first-year students pursuing an MBA at TCU’s Neely School of Business insights into a career in supply chain management – included a talk by Kirsten Castillo, AWESOME’s Director of Member Engagement. Continue reading

Beth Ford helps farmers take on today’s tough challenges

Beth Ford, the 2015 recipient of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award and now the CEO of Land O’Lakes, was interviewed on CBS 60 Minutes about what her company is doing to help farmers. A Fortune 500 company, Land O’Lakes is one of the country’s largest farmer- and retail-member-owned cooperatives, and its supply chain goes all the way from the farm to the retail shelf. Continue reading

A professional network can provide support for women to self advocate

According to an article in Fast Company, “the advice half of working women need to hear“ is that if they are having difficulty self-advocating, they should look for peer support from other women. The author, Ursula Mead, is the CEO of InHerSight, a company ratings platform that collects data points on women’s experiences at work and helps match women with companies. Continue reading

Two Women Attending MIT on AWE Fellowship say “Thank You”

The 2019-2020 Academic year has begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and two women are pursuing a master’s in supply chain management with support from the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship. They visited with AWESOME Advisor Maria Nieradka recently to talk about their experience so far. Continue reading

Survey finds trucking is improving as a field for women

A new study conducted by the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association and FreightWaves reveals that many segments of the trucking market are experiencing growth in the percentage of women in a variety of roles, including at the executive level. The founder, President and CEO of WIT is Ellen Voie, a member of the AWESOME Community. Continue reading

Event for Women in Logistics will feature talk by Susan Pellechio

AWESOME Advisor Susan Pellechio, SVP Transportation for C&S Wholesale Grocers, will be featured in a “Fireside Chat” sponsored by Redwood Logistics in Chicago on Thursday, October 17. Redwood has extended an open invitation to women in logistics who wish to attend. Continue reading

Syracuse University Presents Salzberg Medallion to Two AWESOME Leaders

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the University of Syracuse, the 2019 Salzburg Medallion for lifetime achievement will be presented to AWESOME founder Ann Drake. The Medallion for supply chain excellence will be presented to Johnson & Johnson and accepted by Kathy Wengel, J&J’s EVP and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer and an AWESOME Advisor. Continue reading

Millennials are Changing the Meaning of “Flexibility” at Work

In any discussion on talent – such as the discussion by panelists in the CSCMP mega session powered by AWESOME – the word “flexibility” comes up as something employees expect in their jobs. An article in the New York Times explores the idea that millennials may be the main ones changing the perspective on flexible work routines, but not the only ones. The analysis uses observations from experts and surveys from credible sources to prove the point. Continue reading

AWESOME announces new director of member engagement

Kirsten Castillo has joined the AWESOME leadership team as Director of Member Engagement. She brings experience as CEO of her family-owned transportation and logistics services company – Logistics Planning Services (LPS) — and as COO of GlobalTranz. She also has been actively involved in the advancement of women, including founding “Ladies of Logistics” at LPS, an initiative that was adopted at GlobalTranz. Continue reading