“As you rise, you must lift.”

December 03, 20151 minute read

Debbie Lentz, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. and an AWESOME Advisor, quoting one of her mentors during a CSCMP session described in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly by editor Toby Gooley. The context of the quote is that women who succeed have the responsibility to mentor others.

Toby Gooley, editor of Supply Chain Quarterly, recently published her commentary on the discussion “Women in the C-Suite:P Leadership Lessons from the Top” which was powered by AWESOME at the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Describing the session as “thought-provoking,” Gooley said it’s clear the discussion about women in supply chain is moving to the next level.

She wrote, “The conversation is no longer about women entering the profession but about their role as corporate leaders and shapers of supply chain strategy,” and cited the panelists’ agreement that success comes from being an effective and respected leader – not a female leader, but a leader.”