AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations, Management and Education), the leadership initiative launched in early 2013 to advance women supply chain leaders, has selected two businesses to receive the 2016 Company Leadership Award. Intel Corporation and Schneider Electric were chosen for creating an environment that supports diverse talent development and the advancement of women leaders.
“We realize it is the culture of a company that encourages and values the performance and achievements of women as leaders,” said Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME executive director. “We commend both of these companies for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership.”
The Company Leadership Award was announced at the Fourth Annual AWESOME Symposium in April, where two executives, one each from Intel Corporation and Schneider Electric, received the 2016 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award, the “ALL” Award, for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. The ALL Award recipients are Jackie Sturm (above left), vice president, technology and manufacturing group, general manager of global supply management, Intel Corporation, and Annette Clayton (above right), recently promoted to CEO and president and continuing chief supply chain officer, Schneider Electric.
Over the past three years, the AWESOME network has grown to include more than 800 senior-level leaders representing the full spectrum of supply chain organizations and leadership roles. The organization’s next events will take place at the Annual Conference Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals September 25-28 in Orlando, Florida, and the 2017 AWESOME Symposium is set for May 3-4, 2017. Host Partners for the past two symposiums have been Johnson & Johnson in 2015 and NIKE in 2016.