Awesome Welcomes Three New Advisors – Leaders from McDonald’s, Morton Salt and NIKE

AWESOME has named three new members to the Board of Advisors: Francesca DeBiase, Elizabeth Nohe and Amy White. The Board of Advisors provides leadership for the AWESOME mission to advance and transform the future of supply chain leadership for women. Continue reading

AWESOME welcomes companies who are first to step up as 2020 Sponsors

With the 2020 AWESOME Symposium eight months away and registration set to open in early December, the first six companies have stepped up to join Host Partner McDonald’s as sponsors. Sponsorships are available in nine categories in addition to the exclusive Host Sponsor role. Continue reading

McDonald’s is Host Partner for 2020 AWESOME Symposium

The eighth annual AWESOME Symposium – an event that brings together senior women leaders in supply chain for connecting, learning, collaboration, recognition and inspiration – will take place on newly announced dates: June 10-12, 2020 in Chicago. Host Partner for the 2020 Symposium is McDonald’s. Continue reading

Francesca DeBiase is selected as a global corporate responsibility influence leader

Francesca DeBiase, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer for McDonald’s, has been named to the 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List published by Assent Compliance. Francesca received the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award in 2017 and spoke at the Symposium that year about her dual role leading McDonald’s global supply chain and sustainability initiatives. Continue reading

Special session facilitates exchange of Best Supply Chain Practices

A private best practice sharing session with representatives of AWESOME’s 2019 Host Partner, Founding Partner, and Champions will take place preceding the opening of the Symposium on May 1. The discussion will be facilitated by Kelsey Carvell, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting. Continue reading

Will the next generation of CEOs rise through the supply chain?

According to a commentary on fortune.com, “supply chain professionals are poised to become the most powerful executives in the world.” The author — Nader Mikhail, CEO of Elementum, a supply chain orchestration software company – predicts that companies will increasingly turn to “leaders who have made careers out of translating the big picture and thousands of moving parts into executional reality.” Continue reading

McDonald’s and Starbucks collaborate to solve coffee cup problem

McDonald’s has joined Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners in a partnership to develop a recyclable and/or compostable cup solution. The joint initiative, called the NextGen Cup Consortium Challenge, is open to supply chain leaders, innovators, solution providers and anyone with promising solutions to recover single use cups. Continue reading