Ann Drake and AWESOME featured in CSCMP publication

CEO Ann Drake and three other women supply chain leaders, and AWESOME, the organization Drake founded in 2013 for advancing women’s leadership in supply chain, were the subject of an article by Editor Toby Gooley in CSCMP’s Supply Chain [Quarterly] in October.

The article, “As you rise, you must lift,” focused on what Gooley termed a “thought-provoking” session, "Women in the C-Suite: Leadership Lessons From the Top," presented by Drake, Laurel Junk, chief supply chain and procurement officer at Kaiser Permanente; Debbie Lentz, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer of Toys "R" Us; and Kathy Wengel, vice president, supply chain for Johnson & Johnson, at CSCMP’s annual conference in September.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Nancy Nix, executive director, AWESOME.

Noting that the session was put together by AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply chain Operations, Management, and Education), Gooley said, “…the conversation is no longer about women entering the profession but about their role as corporate leaders and shapers of supply chain strategy.”

“Perhaps the most important takeaway from the session was how to be an effective and respected leader,” Gooley said. “...not a female leader, but a leader—of a supply chain organization, of a business, and of people.”

Read the complete article here