Kathy Wengel receives DSA Award at CSCMP EDGE

Kathy Wengel, EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson, and an AWESOME Advisor, became the third woman in more than 50 years to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The award was presented at the Opening General Session of CSCMP EDGE on September 16 in Anaheim, California. Continue reading

Leaders honored for professional and personal accomplishments

At the recent North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, one of the top awards presented was the Supply Chain Recognition Award. Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, received the award, and Barb Schwarzentraub, Director in Global Information Services at Caterpillar, Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, was a finalist. The third finalist was Jana Gessner, VP of Environmental, Health and Safety at Pepsico. All three were chosen because they serve as “examples and inspirational leaders.” Continue reading

Ann Drake to be recognized for achievements

AWESOME founder Ann Drake has been selected as one of the three finalists to receive the Supply Chain Recognition Award at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit on September 10-11 in Chicago. AWESOME leaders who’d like to attend the award presentation on May 10 may contact Zainab at zainabkhan@executiveplatforms.com and receive a discount on the ticket price. Continue reading

Distinguished Service Award Honoree engenders awe and inspiration

Since the day Johnson & Johnson’s Kathy Wengel began speaking on a panel of supply chain leaders at AWESOME’s first symposium in 2013, she has been an inspiring model of what a leader with courage and competence can do. For the many accomplishments of her 30-year career at Johnson &Johnson and her impact beyond the J&J business, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has selected Kathy to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. Continue reading

AWESOME leaders take part in Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit

Four AWESOME leaders joined an expedition to get a rare look at the collection of plastic waste in the North Atlantic gyre off the coast of Bermuda. The participants of the “Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit,” numbering approximately 140, included plastics industry executives from all parts of the supply chain, ranging from petrochemical producers, plastics packagers, consumer packaged goods, and logistics providers, as well as individuals representing NGOs, media and think tanks. Continue reading

Ann Drake named as one of “Six Professionals You Should Know”

A recent article in Global Trade magazine featured six women who “continue to shape the future of operations within global trade, supply chain management and transportation.” Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, is one of the six. 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

AWESOME Advisors hear inspiring words from Sally Helgesen

AWESOME Advisors concluded their meeting in on March 6 by joining founder Ann Drake at the International Women’s Forum annual event in Chicago. Ann, who in 2014 was honored by IWF with the global Women Who Make a Difference Award, introduced the speaker, author Sally Helgesen. Continue reading

First AWESOME/MIT Scholarship has been awarded

The first woman to receive the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship was announced as Elizabeth Raman from The Home Depot. AWESOME and the MIT Center for Logistics and Transportation partnered to create the scholarship, which awards full tuition for an early career woman to pursue a master’s degree in supply chain management from MIT during school year 2019-20. The award, currently valued at $72,000, is the first ever full tuition award specifically for women in the 20-year history of the MIT SCM. Continue reading

Maria Nieradka joins AWESOME Advisors

Maria Nieradka, former SVP, Global Supply Chain, Biogen, has joined other leading women in supply chain as an AWESOME Advisor. AWESOME Advisors provide direction and input for goals, priorities and plans for AWESOME, working with AWESOME leadership: Heather Sheehan, Executive Director; Ann Drake, Founder; and Nancy Nix Executive Director Emeritus. Continue reading