Beth Ford helps farmers take on today’s tough challenges

Beth Ford, the 2015 recipient of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award and now the CEO of Land O’Lakes, was interviewed on CBS 60 Minutes about what her company is doing to help farmers. A Fortune 500 company, Land O’Lakes is one of the country’s largest farmer- and retail-member-owned cooperatives, and its supply chain goes all the way from the farm to the retail shelf. Continue reading

SpaceX plans to extend deliveries to Mars

If your stack of good books is dwindling, here are more to consider, including four for right now and one to pre-order for the fall. That one – On Becoming a Dangerous Woman — is written by Pat Mitchell, notable media trailblazer, editorial director of TEDWomen, and 2017 AWESOME Symposium speaker. Continue reading

New 60 Minutes  segment focuses on young girls and science

A CBS 60 Minutes segment on March 3 focused on new efforts to get girls to love computer science and other STEM subjects at a very young age. One of the people featured, Hadi Partovi, the founder of, a non-profit that aims to teach computer science to all American students, said that “to increase the number of women in tech, the focus needs to begin well before women enter the workforce.” Continue reading

AWESOME leaders say what they want, hope, and envision for women between now and the NEXT International Women’s Day

The focus of the 2019 International Women’s Day on March 8 is building a gender-balanced world. In honor of the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – as well as marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity – AWESOME asked members of the community to contribute their thoughts. Continue reading