Two Women Attending MIT on AWE Scholarship say “Thank You”

The 2019-2020 Academic year has begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and two women are pursuing a master’s in supply chain management with support from the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship. They visited with AWESOME Advisor Maria Nieradka recently to talk about their experience so far. Continue reading

Women were in charge of the first moonwalk spacesuits

Fifty years after the first moonwalk took place, some of the behind-the-scenes people who made it happen are finally being recognized. This includes a group of women working for International Laytex Corporation (ILC) — now Playtex — who stopped sewing girdles long enough to assist NASA in making a spacesuit that could mean the difference between life and death for an astronaut. Continue reading

MIT’s Katie Date shares ideas for achieving gender balanced teams

When MIT held its first Women in Supply Chain Summit last March, one of the topics of discussion was how to correct the gender imbalance in supply chain leadership. Katie Date, who is manager of corporate and SCALE network outreach at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, summarized some of the key observations from that discussion in an article published in Supply Chain Management Review. Katie also leads MIT CTL Women in Supply Chain Initiative. Continue reading

MIT leader writes about putting vision and emotion into supply chain leadership

“Leaders need to add vision and emotion to their repertoire to be more effective change agents.” That’s the conclusion of an article written by Dr. Bruce Arntzen, executive director of the supply chain management program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics and published in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. 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