Survey finds trucking is improving as a field for women

A new study conducted by the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association and FreightWaves reveals that many segments of the trucking market are experiencing growth in the percentage of women in a variety of roles, including at the executive level. The founder, President and CEO of WIT is Ellen Voie, a member of the AWESOME Community. Continue reading

Kathy Wengel receives DSA Award at CSCMP EDGE

Kathy Wengel, EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson, and an AWESOME Advisor, became the third woman in more than 50 years to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The award was presented at the Opening General Session of CSCMP EDGE on September 16 in Anaheim, California. Continue reading

Leaders honored for professional and personal accomplishments

At the recent North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, one of the top awards presented was the Supply Chain Recognition Award. Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, received the award, and Barb Schwarzentraub, Director in Global Information Services at Caterpillar, Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, was a finalist. The third finalist was Jana Gessner, VP of Environmental, Health and Safety at Pepsico. All three were chosen because they serve as “examples and inspirational leaders.” 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

Heather Sheehan takes an active role in UTK’s Supply Chain Forum

The annual Supply Chain Forum hosted by University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam School of Business included participation by AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan. In addition to being a speaker and holding a roundtable, she was named Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain by UTK’s chapter of the student organization NeXxus. Continue reading

“It is so important for young college women to have strong and courageous mentors and role models. Surrounding ourselves with confident leadership and accomplished women inspire and encourage us to pursue our goals and take risks.”

— Kendall Grafton, president of the student organization NeXxus at the University of Tennessee Knoxville after hearing remarks from Heather Sheehan, who was selected by NeXxus as Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain.

Ann Drake named as one of “Six Professionals You Should Know”

A recent article in Global Trade magazine featured six women who “continue to shape the future of operations within global trade, supply chain management and transportation.” Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, is one of the six. Continue reading

Wednesdays for Women  blog highlights AWESOME leader’s unconventional career

Regenia Sanders, EY Advisory Principal for the Supply Chain Practice, and a member of the AWESOME community, was recently interviewed for Wednesday’s for Women, a blog series published by JDA Software. Continue reading

2019 survey will update information on progress of women’s leadership

The 2019 AWESOME / Gartner Women in Supply Chain Research will be launched the week of January 21. Results will be used to assess progress as companies work to advance women’s leadership. AWESOME leaders who receive a request are encouraged to complete and return the survey no later than (date). Continue reading

AWESOME’s next regional event will be March 7 in Chicago

The fourth AWESOME regional event, to be held the evening of March 7 in Chicago, will provide an opportunity for leading women in supply chain to address in a small-group setting the topic of building strategic relationships that are essential to successful leadership. The sponsor of the event is Hassett Express. Continue reading