Purpose + Background

Intersecting Leadership, Supply Chain and Transformative Thinking.

For over a decade, we have connected and convened accomplished professionals who aspire for more. We serve as a supportive platform where women can feel seen and heard, bounce ideas off one another, talk through issues, and operate as catalysts for positive progress in the supply chain industry.


Ann M. Drake founded AWESOME in 2013 to advance and transform the future of supply chain leadership. One of America’s foremost women executives, Ann is the former Chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics, a highly innovative and successful company in supply chain and logistics management. That leadership role and other experiences inspired Ann to put her support behind women working in areas that are crucial to shaping our future.

Today, AWESOME is the preeminent U.S. community for senior women in supply chain as well as a source of scholarships, mentorship, and education for young women studying the field. Participants in AWESOME represent a range of senior supply chain roles across a broad spectrum of organizations and industries.

AWESOME is transforming the future of supply chain leadership by: