Organization of Supply Chain Women Executives to Hold Symposium May 1-3

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-level women in supply chain to the organization’s seventh annual Symposium, “Reaching Beyond and Achieving More.” The event is taking place on May 1-3, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

Host Partner Starbucks will join Founding Partner DSC Logistics and other sponsors in providing two days of interaction and discussions. A third day offers options for unique local experiences. Several symposium activities will take place at Starbucks headquarters, including a reception at the Starbucks Reserve Store, the company’s new store concept that introduces a marketplace-style environment and showcases Starbucks Reserve coffee and pastries and pizza from Milan-based Princi Bakery.

Also heading the line-up of sponsors are three AWESOME “Champions”: Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, and NIKE, Inc. Additional companies who support AWESOME and women’s leadership are committing to sponsorships at nine levels.

The Symposium’s signature features include panel discussions, Up-Close Conversations, Out in Front talks, the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award and interactive Making Waves sessions. The 2019 speakers include Roz Brewer, COO of Starbucks; Cady Coleman, former NASA astronaut; Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and author of Strategize to Win; Bonnie Fetch, author of (Un)skirting the Issues: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Man in Today’s Workplace; and Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry.

“This year’s Symposium theme ‘Reaching Beyond and Achieving More’ reflects the desire of many in our community to reach for progress in multiple dimensions – advancing their own career, elevating the role of supply chain as a critical business strategy, helping women at all stages of their careers to advance, and engaging men to get involved as advocates and drivers of change,” said Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Executive Director.

The registration fee of $895 is in effect until March 15 after which the cost will be $995.

Symposium attendance is for senior-level supply chain women who meet AWESOME criteria. Those who are interested in attending will find details and contact information on

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