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

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

C200 Recognizes Ann Drake for Entrepreneurial Achievements

Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME who served as CEO of DSC Logistics from 1994 through 2018, has been named the recipient of C200’s Entrepreneurial Champion Award for 2018. C200 (Committee of 200) is the prestigious global organization of leading women executives and entrepreneurs across all professions and industries. 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