Two leading companies receive AWESOME Award: Intel Corporation, Schneider Electric cited as diversity champions

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AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations, Management and Education), the leadership initiative launched in early 2013 to advance women supply chain leaders, has selected two businesses to receive the 2016 Company Leadership Award. Intel Corporation and Schneider Electric were chosen for creating an environment that supports diverse talent development and the advancement of women leaders.

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“We realize it is the culture of a company that encourages and values the performance and achievements of women as leaders. We commend both of these companies for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership.”

AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations, Management and Education), the leadership initiative launched in early 2013 to advance women supply chain leaders, has selected two businesses to receive the 2016 Company Leadership Award. Intel Corporation and Schneider Electric were chosen for creating an environment that supports diverse talent development and the advancement of women leaders.

According to Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director, “We realize it is the culture of a company that encourages and values the performance and achievements of women as leaders. We commend both of these companies for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership.”

The Company Leadership Award was announced at the Fourth Annual AWESOME Symposium in April, where two executives, one each from Intel Corporation and Schneider Electric, received the 2016 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award -- the "ALL" Award -- for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. The ALL Award recipients are Jackie Sturm, vice president, technology and manufacturing group, general manager of global supply management, Intel Corporation, and Annette Clayton, recently promoted to CEO and president and continuing chief supply chain officer, Schneider Electric.

Over the past three years, the AWESOME network has grown to include more than 800 senior-level leaders representing the full spectrum of supply chain organizations and leadership roles. The organization’s next events will take place at the Annual Conference of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) September 25 – 28, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, and the 2017 AWESOME Symposium is set for May 3-4. Host Partners for the past two symposiums have been Johnson & Johnson in 2015 and NIKE, Inc. in 2016.

ABOUT AWESOME
AWESOME is a leadership initiative focused on advancing women supply chain leaders and transforming the future of supply chain leadership. The AWESOME network has grown to include more than 800 senior-level leaders representing the full spectrum of supply chain organizations and leadership roles. The AWESOME mission includes advancing progress for women’s supply chain leadership through networking, collaboration, awareness, recognition, learning and inspiration. AWESOME was launched in 2013 by Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics. Recognizing that the supply chain field is at a critical point to realize the full potential of women as leaders, she set out to transform the leadership landscape. Through AWESOME, Drake and other leaders serve as role models and strong proponents of the advancement of women in logistics and supply chain management and related fields. For more information: http://www.awesomeleaders.org.

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