Day 1 : Wednesday, May 9
|8:30 am – 2:00 pm||Best Practice Sharing Session for Symposium Host Partner, Founding Partner and Champions|
|12:00 noon – 5:30 pm||Symposium Check-in|
|12:00 noon – 5:00 pm||Ulta Beauty Bar
Hair and make-up services compliments of Ulta Beauty
|5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Reception and Culinary Station Dining|
|7:00 pm – 8:30 pm||Evening Program
Coffee, dessert, and wine will be served
Day 2 : Thursday, May 10
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Breakfast Buffet|
|8:00 am – 12:15 pm||Leading with impact – Senior Women in Supply Chain Panel||Leadership in a World of Technological Change|
Up-Close Conversation with Ann Drake
Ann will be interviewed by Cheryl Harbour, Chief Communications Advisor for AWESOME
Making Waves 1 — Interactive Session
|12:15 – 1:45 pm||Luncheon and AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Awards|
|1:45 pm – 5:15 pm||AWESOME / Gartner 2018 Women in Supply Chain Research Results
Presented by Dana Stiffler, VP Research, Gartner, Inc.
|Why Women – The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men
Jeffery Tobias Halter, author of Why Women – The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men, will introduce this session with a ground-breaking presentation about the leadership imperative to move your organization to a deeply internalized approach regarding gender differences; executed with a sense of urgency, to create competitive advantage. Jeffery will share insights about how to (1) operationalize your company’s business case for women in the marketplace and workplace, (2) create an integrated women’s leadership strategy with scorecards and measures to drive organizational accountability, and (3) engage male champions as advocates and sponsors for women’s leadership advancement. Following Jeffery’s remarks, he will lead a discussion with industry leaders who will share insights about how their organizations are advancing women and engaging men.
Jennifer Allison, VP Global Supply Chain Sustainability, Dell Inc.
Steve Carter, VP Supply Chain, Pet Retail Brands
Kevin Glynn, CIO, DSC Logistics
Carolyn Woznicki, VP Global Strategic Sourcing & Environmental Health & Safety, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
|Making Waves 2 – Interactive Working Session
Participants will continue discussions about key strategies and next steps for making a difference.
|Beyond Supply Chain – Leveraging Supply Chain Leadership to Make a Difference
In this up-close conversation, you will meet two accomplished leaders who moved from corporate supply chain roles to lead non-profit organizations focused on helping communities and people in need. You will learn about the organizations they lead and their career journey as they have leveraged their leadership skills and supply chain experience to make a difference. They will also share insights about the challenges they face and ways you can make a difference in your community or beyond.
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm||Networking Reception|
Day 3 : Friday, May 11
Special AWESOME Options at Disney World
Option 1: Tour of Disney’s Automated Textile Supply Chain
Most of the 20 million visitors to the Magic Kingdom each year see only what is out in front. AWESOME has arranged a special tour to see the backstage secrets, technology, and mechanical marvels of one of the world’s largest laundry facilities. This unique behind-the-scenes tour will look at an important aspect of the Disney supply chain in action will show you the real magic.
Option 2: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, held February 28 through May 28, 2018, offers an array of attractions, breath-taking garden spaces and dozens of world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries. With this self-guided option, you can enjoy it all as you prefer – with a small group of your peers or on your own.
Option 3: The Inside Story of Epcot Gardens of the World
In conjunction with the Flower & Garden Festival, this behind-the-scenes tour will explore and explain the role of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort and how Disney uses various plant materials and gardening techniques to develop a theme. You’ll also come away with ideas shared by experts of how to apply Disney landscaping techniques at home.