Shattering Glass Ceilings at This Year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum

Register today for this year's Women in Supply Chain Forum, scheduled for Nov. 12-13 in Atlanta.

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Registration is officially open for the Supply Chain Network’s third annual Women in Supply Chain Forum, an in-person event designed to bring together CEOs, Presidents, Partners, VPs and Director-level decision makers at shippers, DCs, warehouses and 3PLs to learn, grow, network and more.

This premier networking event, which will take place Nov. 12-13 at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, is tailored to both men and women in executive-level positions to expand their professional network and enhance their businesses through thought-provoking discussion panels centered around advocating and promoting women in the supply chain space.

This year’s theme, “Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Woman’s Impact on Supply Chain,” will bring together leading experts in the supply chain industry to discuss mentorship, self-advocacy, collaboration, closing the gender gap and what it takes to move the needle and pave the way for future female leaders in logistics.

The 1.5-day agenda will consist of panel discussions, breakout sessions, speed dating-type networking, a discussion with our four overall Women in Supply Chain winners and Supply Chain Jeopardy, an interactive game that will quiz on everything from transportation and warehousing to software solutions, the history of women in supply chain and more.

Jennifer Kobus, SVP, supply chain planning and operations for Ulta BeautyJennifer Kobus, SVP, supply chain planning and operations for Ulta Beauty

The Forum will kick off with Keynote Speaker Jennifer Kobus, SVP, supply chain planning and operations for Ulta Beauty, who will delve into the importance of culture, advocacy, and the crucial themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Olivia Hu, head of autonomous trucking for Uber FreightOlivia Hu, head of autonomous trucking for Uber Freight

Olivia Hu, head of autonomous trucking for Uber Freight, will talk about how the latest technology in autonomous trucking is going to shape the future of supply chains, increasing efficiency and improving safety for the logistics space.

Sandhya Pillay, customer VP at Coca-Cola Company.Sandhya Pillay, customer VP at Coca-Cola Company.






Sandhya Pillay, customer VP at Coca-Cola Company, will talk about self-advocacy, how to balance being yourself while staying true to culture, what it takes to shatter your own glass ceiling and lessons learned along the way.

And, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, owner of Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and the Blended Pledge project and sponsor of the Women in Supply Chain award, will join Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Marina Mayer on stage along with the four overall Women in Supply Chain winners to talk about their journeys, their goals and the importance of self-advocacy.

CLICK HERE to submit nominations for this year's Women in Supply Chain award.

“The Women in Supply Chain Forum is a place of comfort for females in logistics to network, learn, share and become a part of a community. It’s a place for everyone – men and women – to collaborate and build real relationships in the industry,” says Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics and Co-Founder of the Women in Supply Chain Forum. “We need to work together to shatter those glass ceilings. We need to keep the conversations going. It takes a village – join us and be a part of our village.”

“For us, this Forum is about building relationships and understanding how to lean on the community that is the supply chain industry,” says Jason DeSarle, Corporate Director of Sales for Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics and Co-Founder of the Women in Supply Chain Forum. “Women supporting women and even men supporting women highlights that all of our efforts in this journey matter.”

To coincide with the opening of registration for this year’s event, submissions for the 2024 Women in Supply Chain award are also now open. New this year, nominees can select from one of four categories -- Rising Stars, Trailblazers, DEI Pioneers and Workforce Innovators.

CLICK HERE to submit nominations for this year's Women in Supply Chain award.

Submissions are due Friday, June 21.

Go to www.WomenInSupplyChainForum.com to register for the Forum, learn more about sponsoring and/or speaking and more. 

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