The AWESOME award represents a significant commitment by the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education) to encourage women to prepare for and perform successfully in supply chain leadership roles. This fellowship is awarded to two women each year: one from the residential cohort and one from the blended.
Class of 2024 Award Winners
The winners from the Class of 2024 are Foyinsola Adeyemi and Maria de Loreto Cantu Villarreal. The AWE Fellowship covers full tuition for both students.
Foyinsola Adeyemi, SCMb ’24
She/Her, UG University: University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Procurement Manager at Swipha Nigeria
Maria de Loreto Cantu Villarreal, SCMr ’24
She/Her, UG University: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Supply Chain Analyst at OXXO
We would also like to recognize Ria Verma, an AWESOME Scholarship Finalist who was awarded the UPS Fellowship.
Ria Verma, SCMr ’24
She/Her, UG University: Arizona State University, Data and Applied Scientist at Microsoft
To view a full list of previous AWESOME fellowship awardees, click here!
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About the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Founded in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading supply chain education and research centers. MIT CTL coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the globe. The center also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management and helps organizations to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance.
AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education) is the supply chain profession’s most active and prominent organization focused on advancing women’s supply chain leadership. Involving more than 1,200 senior executives in a wide range of supply chain roles, AWESOME provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development. In addition to an annual industry-wide symposium and other events and programs, AWESOME recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women supply chain leaders by presenting the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award each year and fields several initiatives to support and encourage supply chain as an area of study among young women. To learn more and review the criteria for network membership, visit awesomeleaders.org.
About the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program (MIT SCM)
Founded in 1998 by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), MIT SCM attracts a diverse group of talented and motivated students from across the globe. Students work directly with researchers and industry experts on complex and challenging problems in all aspects of supply chain management. MIT SCM students propel their classroom and laboratory learning straight into industry. They graduate from our programs as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace.
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