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May 23, 20182 minute read

AWESOME Founder Ann Drake participates on panel at Gartner event

At the Gartner Women in Supply Chain Executive Networking Luncheon in early May, Ann Drake and other panelists discussed findings of the 2018 AWESOME / Gartner Women in Supply Chain Study. Dana Stiffler, Gartner’s VP Research, who presented findings at the AWESOME Symposium, opened the discussion by reviewing study results. Other panelists were Jeff Gallinat, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, Cisco; and Donna Warton, General Manager, Microsoft Devices Supply Chain.

Leaders play key roles at Kellogg’s Global Women’s Summit

This video from the Global Women’s Summit presented by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management includes comments by AWESOME founder Ann Drake. Sally Blount, Dean of Kellogg, opened the Summit and other participants included Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont, who was interviewed in an UP Close Conversation at the 2017 AWESOME Symposium.

Podcast focuses on why companies need a more diverse supply chain

Appearing on “Thinkcast,” Gartner’s podcast channel, Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director Emeritus, and Dana Stiffler, Gartner’s Research VP, explore “why your supply chain staff needs to become more diverse, how that will make you a better organization and how you can make that happen.”

2018 Host Partner JDA features Nancy Nix’s Symposium interview with JDA CEO Girish Rishi on Supply Chain Nation blog.


Network member named to “Leadership Atlanta” class of 2018

Narinder Dhaliwal, Vice President of Distribution Operations, Drive DeVilbiss Health Care, is one of 89 business executives selected as “the region’s most influential, engaged, and creative leaders dedicated to working together for the greater good.”