Network of Supply Chain Women Executives to Hold Symposium May 3-5

AWESOME women’s leadership organization is holding its Fifth
Anniversary Symposium for senior supply chain leaders in Chicago,

DES PLAINES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The women’s leadership organization AWESOME
(Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and
Education) is inviting senior women leaders in supply chain to
participate in the organization’s Fifth Anniversary Symposium, “An
AWESOME New Frontier – Imagine. Believe. Achieve.” The event is taking
place on May 3-5, 2017, in Chicago.

Fifth Anniversary Partners Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s and NIKE will
join with Founding Partner DSC Logistics and other sponsors to provide
two days of interaction and discussions and a third day of continued
networking with options for unique downtown Chicago experiences.

The annual Symposium’s signature features include panel discussions by
senior supply chain leaders — both male and female, Up-Close
Conversations with highly accomplished executives, and “Buzz” sessions
during which participants exchange ideas and insights about topics
they’ve just heard discussed. In honor of the fifth anniversary, this
Symposium will also feature a panel of women deans of leading business
schools talking about how universities are encouraging gender equality
and a panel of successful female architects discussing lessons they
learned while navigating their profession.

A special program designed for “Emerging Leaders,” individuals with high
potential who have not yet reached the senior leadership level and who
have been recommended by members of the AWESOME network, will focus on
strengthening their brands and advancing their careers.

Members of our AWESOME network are women in supply chain
who have outperformed expectations in a traditionally male profession
and raised their expertise and influence to a new level,” said Ann
Drake, founder of AWESOME and CEO of DSC Logistics. “Through AWESOME,
they are building connections with each other and focusing on ways to
expand their positive impact on the industry, their companies, their
peers, and the future generation of supply chain leaders.”

In addition to Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, NIKE, and DSC Logistics,
companies who have already stepped up to be sponsors of the 2017
Symposium include Expeditors, Intel, Michael Best, Morton Salt,
Schneider Electric, Staffmark, Ulta Beauty, Colliers International,
Adecco, Clarkston Consulting, JDA, C.H. Robinson, Dannon, Dealer Tire,
Hassett Express, Lean Logistics, Monsanto and Unilever.

On the evening of May 3, the first day of the Symposium, a presentation
and dinner will be held to honor two top women in supply chain who are
recipients of the 2017 AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award. Another
highlight of the Symposium will be a networking reception hosted by
Deloitte on May 4.

Options for May 5 activities include a tour of 1871, the new Center for
Technology and Entrepreneurship in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart; a guided
architectural walk with a special focus on the evolution of the
skyscraper; and a behind-the-scenes look at the United Airlines Network
Operations Center in downtown Chicago.

Symposium attendance is by invitation. Senior supply chain women who
meet AWESOME network criteria and who are interested in attending will
find details and contact information on


AWESOME is an industry-wide leadership organization focused on advancing
women supply chain leaders and transforming the future of supply chain
leadership. Since its founding in early 2013 by Ann Drake, CEO of DSC
Logistics, the AWESOME network has grown to include more than 900 women
in diverse senior supply chain leadership roles for a full spectrum of
companies and organizations. The AWESOME mission includes advancing
progress for women’s supply chain leadership through networking,
collaboration, awareness, recognition, learning and inspiration. For
more information:


Jennifer Nix
Phone: (312) 402-0740