2016 Sponsors: Creating an AWESOME Future

We would like to recognize and express our gratitude to these forward-thinking companies for their support of the 2016 AWESOME Symposium and women’s supply chain leadership.

Symposium Partners

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Host Partner
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
Founding Partner
DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other leading companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party logistics (3PL) provider, DSC Logistics provides Dynamic Supply Chain Leadership.

2016 AWESOME Leader is Johnson & Johnson

Once again Johnson & Johnson takes a leadership role in helping supply chain women reach their full potential. J&J becomes the first ever “AWESOME Leader” as a Symposium sponsor, the highest-level sponsorship available in 2016.

This is J&J’s second “first,” as last year, they became the first Symposium Host Partner and collaborated with AWESOME and Founding Partner DSC Logistics to bring AWESOME leaders together at J&J’s World Headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Through their continued generous support and their role as one of the most admired and “woman-friendly” companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson inspires us to keep making a difference. Thank you, Johnson & Johnson!

About Johnson & Johnson:
“Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees at more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.”

Supply chain leaders representing Johnson & Johnson at the Symposium with AWESOME Founder Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics (third from right). J&J was the first ever Symposium sponsor at the AWESOME Leader level.

Supply chain leaders representing Johnson & Johnson at the Symposium with AWESOME Founder Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics (third from right). Johnson & Johnson was the first ever Symposium sponsor at the AWESOME Leader level.

A sincere AWESOME thank you to our 2016 sponsors:

AWESOME Collaborators


Staffmark Holdings, Inc., one of the largest staffing companies in the United States, has become the latest company to show support for AWESOME’s mission of advancing women’s supply chain leadership. Staffmark has been in business over 40 years, and in 2016 was named Best in Staffing by Invero ( recognizing excellence in customer service) for the fifth consecutive year. The company operates over 280 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines.

Since opening its first store in the suburbs of Chicago 25 years ago, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the only one to provide All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The company offers more than 20,000 products including color cosmetics, skincare, professional haircare and fragrances from more than 550 well-established and emerging beauty brands, including its own Ulta Beauty Collection. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring personalized hair, skin and brow services. In the last 12 months, the company has achieved record sales and earnings, excellent momentum in its e-commerce business, and outstanding growth in its Ultamate Rewards customer loyalty program. As a high-growth, fast-paced retailer led by Fortune’s #6 Businessperson of the Year with more than 26,000 associates – 92% of whom are women – in 48 states, Ulta Beauty is committed to offering rewarding careers at its 870+ retail stores and salons, four distribution centers and Bolingbrook-based corporate office. The company is a top corporate partner of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and is committed to enhancing the education and well-being of women and girls throughout its communities.

AWESOME Supporters

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Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 110,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 13,000 employees around the world. The company works with 68,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $13.5 billion in 2015. Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com Colliers International Group Inc. is an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.
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Hassett Express LLC, is a full service freight transportation company providing both air and ground solutions tailored to fit our customer’s needs. As a proud WBE certified company our clientele ranges from Fortune 500 customers to single location entrepreneurs. Hassett is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the country and a network of over 225 agents supporting us on a domestic and global basis. Our 24/7 team is committed to providing you the services that support your goals to grow. We believe that safety, reliability and true teamwork are essential to building and growing long term relationships. The spirit of teamwork at Hassett is a true collaboration of everyone working together to ensure that our customers receive the best service in the industry. For more than 168 years, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 220 attorneys in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: intellectual property, labor and employment relations (including employee benefits and immigration), litigation, and transactional — covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental.
Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier industrial, commercial and residential real estate developer and manager with projects throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties, including AllianceTexas, the 18,000-acre, master-planned community anchored by the world’s first industrial airport, Hillwood’s projects have become home to many of the world’s leading companies. Hillwood strives to bring enduring value to customers and partners, while positively impacting the community by incorporating insightful master-planning, innovation and creativity, and focusing on long-term sustainability.


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Adecco Staffing is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions. We partner with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized operations and small organizations to staff all of the industries that drive our economy forward. We proudly connect thousands of talented workers, representing diverse skillsets, to opportunities for better work each week. Like AWESOME, Adecco believes in inspiring a more qualified, confident and collaborative workforce. Our organization has committed to unleashing the talent of our people, a top strategic priority for 2016. Through community partnerships, thought leadership, targeted recruitment strategies and opportunities for professional development specifically designed for women, Adecco cultivates and illuminates female accomplishments every day. LeanLogistics, Inc. is a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services. With a single platform and one workflow for transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement, LeanTMS delivers increased efficiency and reduced spend. As a true SaaS model, users benefit from faster innovation, scalable solutions, and the LeanLogistics Transportation Network—a neutral network with 16 years of transportation data to drive actionable intelligence. For outsourced solutions, LeanLogistics offers managed transportation services, supply chain engineering services, and managed procurement services.
Morton Salt is an American way of life. Since 1848, Morton Salt has been improving lives and enhancing every day moments – at home, at work and virtually everywhere in between. Still today, the company is widely recognized for its Morton Salt Girl brand icon and famous When It Rains It Pours® slogan. And Morton Salt consumer products remain staples in the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. The company is also hard at work for businesses, serving a wide range of industries including food and pharma. That’s because Morton Salt is a company with vision, drive and a big heart. Based in Chicago, Morton Salt and its subsidiaries employ nearly 3,000 team members in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.

If you’d like to know more about AWESOME sponsorship benefits and future opportunities, contact:

Jennifer Krueger
Heather Sheehan

In a little more than three years, AWESOME has become the most active and most high-profile non-profit organization focused on connecting, engaging, and advancing women leaders in supply chain. The AWESOME network now includes more than 700 women in diverse senior supply chain leadership roles for a wide range of companies and organizations.

AWESOME welcomes corporate sponsors who share our commitment to developing diverse talent and advancing women’s leadership.

Read more about 2016 Symposium Sponsorship Benefits.

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