Day 1 : Wednesday, May 3
|8:00 am||Best Practice Sharing Session for Founding Partner and Fifth Anniversary Partners
Michelle Drew Rodriguez, Manufacturing Leader, Center for Industry Insights, Deloitte LLP
|11:00 am||Check-In and Lunch
Emerging Leaders Check-in: 4:30 pm
Read more about Emerging Leaders and their Symposium Agenda
|1:00 pm||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics and Founder of AWESOME
|1:30 pm||Out in Front with Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of Pat Mitchell Media and TEDWomen — Curator, Host and Executive Director
|2:00 pm||Building Connections for a Networked Future
While most discussions about the networked future focus on technology, ultimately the power of a network is about people – building and leveraging connections that make a difference. Leveraging technology and collaborating to achieve common goals will be keys to success. This panel of senior women leaders will focus on building and leveraging connections in the supply chain of the future and the key role women leaders can play.
|3:30 pm||The Future of Women’s Leadership: Achieving Gender Equity in Business Education & Beyond
Women Deans of top business schools will share their perspective on the challenges to achieving gender equity in business and explore opportunities for collaboration among educators and business leaders to effect progress. They will focus on barriers young women face as they enter the workforce and what business schools can do to recruit female students and prepare them for success. They will also share insights from their own experience as women leaders and the importance of advancing women’s leadership in business school faculty and leadership roles.
|4:30 pm||BUZZ / Closing|
|5:30 pm||Networking Reception|
|6:45 pm||AWESOME Legendary Leadership Awards
WelcomePresentation of Awards
Francesca DeBiase, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, McDonald’s Corporation
Kristin French, retired Brigadier General, U.S. Army, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness), U.S. Department of Defense
The 2017 ALL Honorees will be interviewed by Heather Sheehan, Director, Member Engagement & Sponsorships, AWESOME, Recipient of the 2014 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award
Day 2 : Thursday, May 4
|7:00 am||Breakfast Buffet|
|8:00 am||Opening Remarks|
|8:15 am||Leveraging Diversity: How Companies and Colleagues are Changing the Leadership Environment
Companies who are able to tap into the potential of women leaders and leverage diversity at top levels in the organization have been shown to outperform those who do not. This panel of senior male leaders will share personal insights about challenges that impact the advancement of women and ways men and women can work together to unleash the power of diversity. Learn from their experience about unconscious biases that get in the way, and ways to uncover and overcome them; the role of sponsors in developing and advancing high potential talent and the importance of building and leveraging personal and professional networks to become a stronger leader and advance your career.
|9:15 am||Out in Front with Trish Lukasik
Trish Lukasik, COO of SpotHero
|10:15 am||AWESOME/Gartner Women in Supply Chain Research
|11:15 am||Up-Close Conversation with Ellen Kullman
|1:00 pm||Pioneering Women in Architecture and Urban Design
For the first time in nearly one hundred years, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced the suburbs, and more than ever, talent is clustering in urban areas. Chicago, considered the birthplace of the skyscraper, has long been recognized for its innovation in architectural design and provides the ideal backdrop for this discussion with leading women in architecture and urban design. These pioneering women will share insights about mega-trends affecting cities and regions, their work to create community-focused, sustainable work and living spaces that will attract the work-force of the future, and leadership lessons learned from their journey.
|2:30 pm||Closing / Adjourn|
|4:30 pm||Networking Reception hosted by Deloitte|
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.