“Emerging Leader”: A high-performing / high potential woman in a supply chain leadership role who does not yet meet the AWESOME criteria. (View AWESOME eligibility criteria.)
2017 Emerging Leader Program
Senior-level leaders who are members of the AWESOME network are invited to recommend an Emerging Leader to attend the Symposium, May 3-5 in Chicago.
View Emerging Leaders Symposium agenda
According to Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director, “When young professionals and established leaders interact in this kind of collaborative environment, both groups come away with fresh perspectives and new ideas. Our goal is to give future leaders new insights and inspiration to advance their careers by connecting with successful women in our field.”
On Wednesday, May 3, the Symposium experience for Emerging Leaders begins with check-in starting at 4:30 pm. Then at 5:30 pm, they will join senior leaders for the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award reception and dinner. On Thursday, May 4, Emerging Leaders will participate in a special leadership development program designed to help them gain new insights and skills focused on strengthening their brand, broadening their impact, and advancing their careers. Emerging Leaders will join senior leaders for other networking elements of the Symposium and also may sign up for optional activities on Friday, May 5.
View general Symposium agenda
To recommend an Emerging Leader
If you are a senior supply chain leader, when you register for the Symposium, you will be able to recommend an Emerging Leader on the Registration form. If you wish to make a recommendation after you have registered, email email@example.com and provide the Emerging Leader’s name, title, company, email address and phone number. We will send your recommended Emerging Leader an invitation.
Please submit recommendations early, as Emerging Leader spots are limited.
Emerging Leader Symposium rates:
- Take advantage of the Early Registration rate: $450
Regular Symposium rate (after February 15, 2017) is $550
Late Registration rate (after April 1, 2017) is $650
2017 Symposium Agenda for Emerging Leaders
Day 1 : Wednesday, May 3
|NETWORKING RECEPTION & DINNER
PRESENTATION of the 4th Annual AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award, followed by conversation with Honorees
Day 2 : Thursday, May 4
|8:00 am||Continental Breakfast provided in meeting room|
|8:30 am||Interactive Leadership Development Program
Increasingly, companies are recognizing the importance of diversity in leadership roles. However, barriers still exist that prevent many women from achieving their full leadership potential. In this session, emerging leaders will gain new insights and skills focused on strengthening your brand, broadening your impact, and advancing your career.
Join Senior Leaders for lunch and return to program
|Networking Reception hosted by Deloitte|
|DINE-AROUNDS — small group, Dutch-treat dinners at Chicago’s best restaurants. Indicate on the registration form whether you’ll join Dine-Arounds and you’ll be able to select your restaurant at a future date.|
Day 3 : Friday, May 5 — ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
When registering, you will have the opportunity to secure your spot in your choice of these downtown Chicago experiences..
|POWER WALK in downtown Chicago (No extra charge)|
|Choice of 3 Optional Tours (Charge is $25 for any of the 3)
1871 – Chicago’s Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Named after the year of the Great Chicago Fire – an event that resulted in brilliant engineers, architects and inventors coming together to build a new city — 1871 is a community of startups, corporations, and community partners who learn from each other and innovate together in Chicago’s iconic Merchandise Mart. During this tour, you will see 1871’s creative workspace design and learn about the educational programs, incubators and accelerators they offer to aspiring entrepreneurs. You will also meet outstanding women who are leading successful new business ventures.
Chicago Architecture Foundation / Architectural Tour — Evolution of Skyscrapers
United Airlines Network Operations Center