2017 Symposium Program for Emerging Leaders
A total of 50 Emerging Leaders participated in special programming on Thursday, May 4 in conjunction with the 2017 AWESOME Symposium. “Emerging Leader” is described as “a high-performing / high potential woman in a supply chain leadership role who does not yet meet the AWESOME criteria.” (View AWESOME eligibility criteria.)
Emerging Leaders also joined AWESOME Leaders for two networking receptions during the Symposium, the 2017 AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award dinner and presentation on May 3, dine-arounds on May 4, and downtown Chicago experiences on May 5.
The Emerging Leaders program started with opening remarks from Kate Daly, VP of Human Resources, DSC Logistics, followed by Out in Front with Trish Lukasik, COO of SpotHero, the innovative and fast-growing online parking reservation service. Trish’s background includes leading roles at Pepsico, Quaker Oats and Procter & Gamble.
Next, Emerging Leaders participated in an interactive session with Daniella Levitt, Co-Executive Director of Leading Women Executives and author of the book Ready, Set…RISK! — Positive Strategies and Tactics for Women to Turn Career Risk into Opportunity. Daniella explored why risk taking is an essential part of any woman’s career management and advancement strategy.
Panel: Career Insights and Lessons Learned
Following lunch with all Symposium participants, Emerging Leaders returned to a special panel discussion by accomplished senior supply chain leaders who shared insights and lessons learned from their personal career journeys.
Panelists included Debbie Lentz, former SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Toys”R”Us, and 2015 ALL Award Honoree; Susan Pellechio, VP of Transportation, Integrated Logistics, Global Supply Chain, Starbucks; and Trish Young, VP, Strategic Enterprise Capabilities, Value Streams, NIKE, Inc. Michelle Livingstone, VP Transportation for The Home Depot, moderated the discussion.
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
|Breakfast Buffet in the Michigan Room|
|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.
|8:00 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks — Kate Daly, VP of Human Resources, DSC Logistics|
|8:15 am||Out in Front with Trish Lukasik, COO of Spot Hero.|
|8:45 am||Interactive session with Daniella Levitt, Author of the book Ready, Set…RISK! – Positive Strategies and Tactics for Women to Turn Career Risk into Opportunity|
|11:45 am||Lunch with AWESOME network members|
|1:00 pm||Return to special Emerging Leaders Program for panel of AWESOME Supply Chain Leaders
Moderator: Michelle Livingstone, VP, Transportation for The Home Depot.
— Susan Pellechio, VP of Transportation, Integrated Logistics, Global Supply Chain, Starbucks;
— Trish Young, VP, Strategic Enterprise Capabilities, Value Streams, NIKE, Inc.
AWESOME’s signature “BUZZ” – talk around the table among peers
|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
|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
Here’s what Emerging Leaders who attended past AWESOME Symposiums have said:
- “Extremely valuable. Career-changing!”
- “I had no idea the impact the Symposium would have on my view of my future. Being able to meet and talk with the leading women in my profession was not only inspiring, it also gave me a better understanding about what I needed to do to succeed.”
- “I learned a lot of very important things at the Symposium I attended as an Emerging Leader…about company dynamics, about the changing expectations of people in my field, about how to navigate challenges so I could be ready for the next level. Since that Symposium, I’ve been promoted and I’m now coming back as a network member.”
- “Probably the two biggest things I gained from participating in the Symposium were a) more confidence in my potential and b) a much larger circle of professional peers.”
According to Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director, “When young professionals and established leaders connect and interact at the Symposium, 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.”
View general Symposium agenda