Industry events feature AWESOME Executive Director Nancy Nix moderating panels powered by AWESOME

March 24, 20172 minute read

Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME’s Executive Director, will lead a discussion at ProMat’s Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on Tuesday, April 4 on the topic of How to Influence Your Company and the Industry. In mid-March, she moderated a panel discussion on Women in Logistics: Career Opportunities & Challenges at the 2017 EXPO hosted by the Transportation Club of Minneapolis & St. Paul.

According to Nancy, “Through our powered by AWESOME initiative, we encourage and often facilitate these opportunities for women leaders to share their expertise and experience at industry conferences because that raises the visibility for women’s supply chain leadership. Many of our panelists are in top supply chain leadership roles and are able to share insights and lessons learned about leadership that are valuable to others in the field.”

Companies or organization interested in featuring a panel powered by AWESOME on topics related to supply chain or leadership may contact to find out more.

Panelists at the ProMat Forum discussion, who will address issues facing women today and how they can help themselves and clear the path for next generation of women, are Shana Relle Global Marketing & Product Management – Logistics & Material Handling, Intralox; Shari Altergott Corporate Director of Marketing & Business Development, Associated & Peach State Integrated Technologies, Inc.; Cheryl Rossborough Chief Financial Officer, Ace Industries; Kelly Furstoss Senior Director, Warehouse & Logistics Operations, Glanbia Performance Nutrition; and Holly Busalacki District Sales Manager, Komatsu

Panel members at 2017 EXPO were Molly DuBois, VP North America Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson; Gina Garven, Director of Category Management, Robinson Fresh; Kirsten Hall – CEO of Logistics Planning Services (LPS); Kim Roy, Vice President of Operations, DecoPac, Inc.; and Sarah Storlie – President of Service Plus Transport, drew from their own career experience to talk about women in logistics and challenges they face. They also offered insights about steps companies can take to make a difference and ways women can advance their own careers.