Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics and founder of the women’s leadership initiative, AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), participated in a panel presentation at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference, January 20-22, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Nancy Nix, DSC Advisory Board member and Executive Director of AWESOME, served as moderator for the discussion.
The presentation, “Winning the War for Talent: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Women in Supply Chain,” addressed questions such as: What can companies do to unleash the full leadership potential of women in the workplace? What steps can leaders take to attract and develop diverse talent in today’s competitive environment? What role can AWESOME play to support companies in their talent development initiatives and help individuals develop their leadership skills and advance their careers?
Other panelists were AWESOME members Jill Lavitsky, Vice President, Customer & Logistics Services-North America, Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems; Natalie Putnam, Vice President Marketing, Ryder System, Inc.; and Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Advisor and Former Vice President Sourcing & Logistics, Danaher Corporation.
The BGSA Supply Chain Conference is a CEO-level event in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sector. It is designed to recognize top supply chain companies and facilitate the sharing of insights from an exclusive group of executives representing a variety of supply chain industry segments.