Research confirms engaging men is crucial to advancing women

Women participating in AWESOME Symposiums and other events have often said that engaging men in the efforts to advance women’s leadership is essential, and one of the recently published “Seven Smart Moves” of the AWESOME Action Agenda gives steps women can take. An article in Harvard Business Review supports the view that diversity initiatives won’t succeed without men being involved. Continue reading

Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership

The latest “collective wisdom” of senior supply chain leaders on the topic of moving women’s leadership forward has been compiled in a new AWESOME Action Agenda. Seven Smart Moves for Making Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership will be released at CSCMP EDGE on September 15-18 in Anaheim. Continue reading

Awesome Leaders Will Make Waves In Five New Dimensions

The engaging, interactive Making Waves sessions planned for Day 2 of the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle — will give participants the opportunity to look more closely and share ideas about five dimensions of “Reaching Beyond and Achieving More.” The dimensions are reaching up, reaching out, reaching in, reaching back and reaching across. Continue reading

Media shows interest in Awesome Action Agenda

Since AWESOME released “16 Ways to Make Waves and Advance Women’s Leadership,” the report has been featured and leaders have been quoted in a number of online publications interested in the topic of women’s leadership. Continue reading

McKinsey and Leanin.org release results of new women in the workplace study

The Wall Street Journal has published key findings of a new study completed by McKinsey and LeanIn.org measuring the progress of women’s leadership in corporate America. One conclusion is that there is a connection between sexual harassment and gender inequality in the business world today. Continue reading

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says women’s progress Is stalled

In an article in the Wall Street Journal related to the latest McKinsey/LeanIn.org study, Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, gives her perspective on what is keeping women from advancing as leaders. One of her key points is that companies must make sure hiring and promotion policies are fair from the start. Continue reading