AWESOME and Deloitte present programs enabling discussion and brainstorming

November 05, 20202 minute read

AWESOME has announced two new types of virtual programs aimed at bringing women supply chain leaders together in a highly-participative format.

According the Michelle Dilley, AWESOME CEO, “We’ve all been observing and learning through the disruptions and challenges of the past months. We wanted to give our AWESOME leaders a platform for speaking their minds and exchanging ideas with other leaders, and we’re very excited to have Deloitte as our partner in these programs.”

On November 18, AWESOME and Deloitte presented a LIGHTNING Round on The Positives and Pressures of Women Working from Home. This program, also by invitation, gave participants the opportunity to talk about how the past months of disruption and remote working have impacted the women’s careers and leadership.  A recent study by Deloitte finds that the pandemic is taking a heavy toll on the daily lives of working women.

The LIGHTNING Round conversation was led by Meagan Robinson, a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Digital Supply Networks practice. She has been with Deloitte for over four years and works at the intersection of supply chain and analytics across industries. Meagan received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and MBA from Dartmouth.

AWESOME is also partnering with Deloitte on a series of Cross-Industry Collaborations that will begin in 2021. These are two-part, think-tank-like programs that give leaders the opportunity to focus on timely challenges and brainstorm with other leaders from their own industry and outside their industry. Modeled after AWESOME’s best practice sharing sessions, these collaborations will be open to a limited number of participants. Watch for more details soon.

The Cross-Industry Collaboration will be facilitated by Susan Yang, a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Supply Management & Digital Procurement practice. She has been with Deloitte for over 8 years and has significant experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain operating model, and inventory management and distribution for large academic and community health systems. At her most recent engagement, she led a broad supply chain transformation that included supporting the health system’s clinician safety guidelines amid Covid supply disruptions and shortages for PPE, drugs, and testing supplies. Susan received her undergraduate degree and MHA from Cornell University.

AWESOME leaders will receive emailed invitations to participate in these events.