Member of AWESOME community describes her own journey

The Memphis Daily Memphian recently published an essay by Roquita Coleman-Williams on the topic of “Choosing your fights in a male-dominated industry.” She mentions attending the AWESOME Symposium in Seattle and also writes about the responsibilities of trying to enlighten and educate others while she’s building her own career. Continue reading

Gender strategist advises CEOs to turn to women’s leadership initiatives

Jeffery Tobias Halter, who was featured as a speaker and panel moderator at the 2018 AWESOME Symposium, believes that a women’s leadership initiative is in the best interest of today’s CEOs. His LinkedIn article, titled “CEOs, Did You Know a Women’s Leadership Initiative Can Solve Two of Your Biggest Business Challenges?” Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will begin Day 1 with beauty services and photo sessions

Two bonus features will be offered on Day 1 of the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. During check-in on May 1, the Ulta Beauty Bar will provide complimentary dry hairstyling and cosmetic consultations and applications, and a professional photographer will be taking professional headshots, compliments of Hassett Express. Appointments are still available for the Ulta Beauty Bar. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will begin with Starbucks experience

Starbucks, the Host Partner of the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle – will open the program on Day One in a uniquely Starbucks way. Following a welcome from Hans Melotte, EVP, Global Supply Chain Operations, and Lucy Helm, Chief Partner Officer, AWESOME leaders attending the Symposium will participate in a coffee tasting guided by Virginia Tenpenny, VP, Global Social Impact and Executive Director, Starbucks Foundation. Continue reading

Reception at close of 2019 Symposium will be sponsored by CJ Logistics

CJ Logistics, the leading logistics company in Korea and Asia, will sponsor the reception that marks the official close of the 2019 Symposium in Seattle. DSC Logistics, the Founding Partner of AWESOME under the leadership of DSC CEO Ann Drake, became part of the global conglomerate CJ Group in 2018. Continue reading

While all-female spacewalk gets stalled, other milestones still stand

NASA has explained why the spacewalk by two female astronauts scheduled for March 29 has been cancelled. In spite of the cancellation, a number of milestones have been achieved by women who are astronauts, including Cady Coleman who will be featured in an Out in Front talk at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Continue reading

Roz Brewer is newest member of Amazon Board

Starbucks COO Roz Brewer, who will be featured in an Up-Close Conversation at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle — has been named to the board of Amazon.com. An article in USA Today calls it a “barrier breaking” appointment because the current Amazon board is all-white. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will present Out in Front with Carla Harris

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, joins the leading executives who will speak at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. In addition to serving as a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, she is the author of two books: Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. Continue reading

Symposium will feature sessions with Roz Brewer and Jane Stevenson

Roz Brewer, Starbucks COO, will be interviewed in an Up-Close Conversation on opening day of the seventh annual AWESOME Symposium – Reaching Beyond and Achieving More. Starbucks is Host Partner of the Symposium which takes place May 1-3 in Seattle. Day One also includes an Out in Front talk by Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services for Korn Ferry. Continue reading

Symposium theme will inspire discussion by supply chain leaders

Five leading women in supply chain will participate in a discussion at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. The supply chain panel, a signature element of AWESOME Symposium, will share leadership lessons – this year focused on the theme “Reaching Beyond and Achieving More” and how these leaders have reached in many directions to achieve successful supply chain careers. Continue reading