Organization sets path to more women joining boards

Women in the bio pharma industry are benefitting from initiatives designed to put more women on corporate boards. One of these – Boardroom Ready – specifically sets out to help women take the step from VP-level and higher positions to board membership. Continue reading

Advice about helping men who support women leaders

One of the recommendations in AWESOME’s recently released 2019 Action Agenda: “Seven Smart Moves to Make Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership” is to develop allies who are men. Even men who want to help women advance often don’t really know what to do – and that’s where this advice on fastcompany.com may help. Continue reading

New “women in the workplace” research zeroes in on early-career obstacles

McKinsey and LeanIn have released results of their fifth annual Women in the Workplace study. The major conclusion is that the major obstacle facing women in their rise to top leadership is the “first rung” — moving into a management position. Continue reading

A professional network can provide support for women to self advocate

According to an article in Fast Company, “the advice half of working women need to hear“ is that if they are having difficulty self-advocating, they should look for peer support from other women. The author, Ursula Mead, is the CEO of InHerSight, a company ratings platform that collects data points on women’s experiences at work and helps match women with companies. Continue reading

Recommendations address slow progress in advancing women leaders

The latest “collective wisdom” of senior supply chain leaders on the topic of moving women’s leadership forward has been compiled in a new AWESOME Action Agenda. “Seven Smart Moves for Making Bigger Waves for Women’s Leadership” will be released at CSCMP EDGE on September 15-18 in Anaheim. Continue reading

Senior Executive gives advice on helping women advance

A member of the Forbes Coaches Council, who believes that “there are lots of great executives who want to do everything they can to help women leaders,” has formulated six strategies she’s learned in climbing the corporate ladder to be a senior bank executive. Continue reading

Article suggests women who support women are more successful

Recent research has been focused on understanding what kind of network is most beneficial to women in their careers – and how that differs from a network that benefits men. An article in Forbes, written by Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, reinforces the idea that while men and women both benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women especially need an inner circle of close contacts. Continue reading

Reception at close of 2019 Symposium will be sponsored by CJ Logistics

CJ Logistics, the leading logistics company in Korea and Asia, will sponsor the reception that marks the official close of the 2019 Symposium in Seattle. DSC Logistics, the Founding Partner of AWESOME under the leadership of DSC CEO Ann Drake, became part of the global conglomerate CJ Group in 2018. Continue reading

Long term shifts are building diversity in the boardroom

Changes in perception and pipeline are contributing to a rise in women being named to corporate boards, according to an article in Forbes and on LinkedIn. The author, Laura Berger, leadership consultant and executive coach, also suggests ways of continuing the trend. Continue reading