Two upcoming events feature AWESOME’s executive director

Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Executive Director, will be featured as a panelist and panel moderator and at two events in January. On January 16, she will moderate a powered by AWESOME panel of supply chain leaders at a CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) Round table in Southern California. On January 28, Heather will serve as a panelist at the SMC3 Jump Start 20 Conference in Atlanta. Continue reading

For AWE scholarship awardee, studying at MIT was a dream – and then it happened

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs knew supply chain was the right field for her. Her role as a transportation logistics analyst at The Home Depot – like her internship at Lockheed Martin before that – gave her the opportunity to learn how important supply chain is to an organization. Now she’s taking her career further as the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship and has written about that experience in a new blog. Continue reading

AWESOME leader encourages others to reach back for AWE scholarship

Michelle Livingstone, VP Transportation, The Home Depot, and recipient of the 2019 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award, considered which women in her company could benefit most from earning a master’s degree at MIT on the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education Scholarship. She encouraged Elizabeth Raman Grubbs, a Senior Data Analyst at The Home Depot, to apply. Elizabeth (Liz) was selected, and she’s now attending the graduate supply chain management program at MIT. Continue reading

Two Women Attending MIT on AWE Fellowship 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

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

“Making waves” will be topic of powered by AWESOME  session at RILA

AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan and AWESOME Advisor Michelle Livingstone will present a powered by AWESOME session titled “Making Waves: Actions for Supply Chain Leadership” at the RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) 2019 LINK Supply Chain Conference, February 24-29 in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading