How You Can Support AWESOME and the Advancement of Women’s Leadership

Consider the AWESOME Leader level. This special level of support for $25,000 provides the benefits of participation in the 2017 Symposium, significant company recognition through two pages of company information in the program book, display of company logo at the Symposium site, the opportunity to add logo items to the welcome bag and a follow-up article about your company on the AWESOME website.

Our Fifth Anniversary Partners receive those benefits, in addition to participating in a best-practice sharing event among senior executive of all Partner companies – and a powered by AWESOME event at your company.

If your company supports the mission of AWESOME, consider becoming a sponsor at the level that suits you best. Hurry! The deadline for sponsorship commitments is March 15, 2017.

Read more about sponsorship levels and benefits

2017 Symposium Sponsors

FOUNDING PARTNER
DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other leading companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party logistics (3PL) provider, DSC Logistics provides Dynamic Supply Chain Leadership.
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PARTNERS
Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation – bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with more than 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. Its aspiration is to be recognized by customers around the world as a modern, progressive burger company. McDonald’s is committed to using its size and scale as a force for good. Within the company, that means providing inclusive work environments, training and support. Through initiatives such as the McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), McDonald’s has created a culture where women have significant opportunity to succeed and grow.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
SCHOLAR CHAMPION
17-expeditors150px-2 Expeditors is a Fortune 500 service-based logistics company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. At Expeditors, we generate highly optimized and customized supply chain solutions for our clients with unified technology systems integrated through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents. As a service-based company, we don’t own the aircraft, ships, or trucks we use every day. Therefore, we can be highly flexible in our approach to supply chain management and effective at finding the best route and pricing options for our customers. We are proud of our uncompromising commitment to customer service and we believe our ability to execute on customers’ customized needs differentiates us in the marketplace.
AWESOME COLLABORATORS
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG) is an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting. Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Furthermore, our clients represent different geographies, demographics, cultural perspectives and experiences so we strive to support their needs by reflecting that same diverse representation in our own teams and workforce.
Intel was founded in 1968 by two scientists, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, with a vision for semiconductor memory products. In 1971, Intel introduced the world’s first microprocessor and since then, Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live worldwide. Intel is the leading Manufacturer of Computer, Networking and Communications Products across the globe with 100,000 employees in 90+ countries. Beyond the impact of Intel’s products, we set ambitious goals in corporate social responsibility to drive improvements in environmental sustainability, supply chain responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social impact.
For more than 169 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 225 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas and Missoula, Montana. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: intellectual property, labor and employment relations (including employee benefits and immigration), litigation, and transactional — covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental.
Morton Salt is an American way of life. Since 1848, Morton Salt has been improving lives and enhancing every day moments – at home, at work and virtually everywhere in between. Still today, the company is widely recognized for its Morton Salt Girl brand icon and famous When It Rains It Pours® slogan. And Morton Salt consumer products remain staples in the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. The company is also hard at work for businesses, serving a wide range of industries including food and pharma. That’s because Morton Salt is a company with vision, drive and a big heart. Based in Chicago, Morton Salt and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,000 team members in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.
staffmark-bkgd Staffmark is one of the country’s largest staffing companies with more than 300 locations across the United States. At Staffmark, our mission is simple – to be a great partner to our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve. And since being a great partner means different things to different people, we work hard to understand the unique needs of every person and business we are fortunate enough to connect with. For more than 40 years, Staffmark has been successfully finding people work and companies people. Staffmark is proud to have received the prestigious Best in Staffing-Client Diamond Award in recognition of our outstanding customer service. Less than 2% of all staffing firms in North America receive this award. To receive Best in Staffing service for your company, contact Staffmark today.
Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of October 1, 2016 Ulta Beauty operates 928 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content.
AWESOME SUPPORTERS
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services for more than 110,000 customers and 68,000 contract carriers through our integrated network of 280 offices and more than 13,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. View C.H. Robinson video.
Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, and Danone is the leading maker of yogurt worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Dannon makes yogurt in Minster, OH, Fort Worth, TX, West Jordan, UT, and Portland, OR, and offers more than 200 different flavors, styles and sizes of cultured refrigerated and frozen dairy products to serve the diverse needs of its retail and foodservice customers. Dannon brings health through food to as many people as possible via its wide offering of delicious and wholesome fresh and frozen yogurts. Dannon is committed to encouraging Americans to eat one yogurt every day as a simple step with a convenient, popular and nutrient dense food that can help Americans achieve healthy dietary patterns.
Dealer Tire is a family-run company that was founded in 1999 by then owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for 23 automotive OEMs in the U.S. It serves more than 10,000 car dealerships from distributions centers throughout the U.S.
Hassett Express, LLC, is a leader in time-definite and expedited transportation and logistics solutions. As a privately held Chicago-based WBE, Hassett’s success of more than 35 years is based on commitment to our employees, our customers and our community. We focus on our core strengths of industry experience, safe and reliable transportation and a high level of customer service, while at the same time supporting the changing needs of our customers through the implementation of new technologies and processes. Hassett has offices throughout the country combined with a network of over 250 agents on a global basis. We are a certified SmartWay Transport Partner in both logistics and as a carrier.
LeanLogistics is a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services. With a single platform and one workflow for transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement, LeanTMS delivers increased efficiency and reduced spend. As a true SaaS model, users benefit from faster innovation, scalable solutions, and the LeanLogistics Transportation Network—a neutral network with 16 years of transportation data to drive actionable intelligence. For outsourced solutions, LeanLogistics offers managed transportation services, supply chain engineering services, and managed procurement services.
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops — such as corn, soybeans and cotton — that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natual resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researches, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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