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.
2022 Award Winners
The winners from the Class of 2023 are Lydia Lim and Adriele Pradi. Lydia Lim is a Supply Chain Management student from the residential cohort, and Adriele Pradi is in the blended cohort. The AWE Fellowship covers full tuition for both students.
“Women face a unique set of challenges at the workplace, especially when it comes to progressing into leadership positions, and it is important we support one another,” said fellowship recipient Lydia Lim ’23, on why she applied. “I hope to use this opportunity to learn from senior leaders and build a community of support before I re-enter the industry as a leader in my own capacity.”
Awardee Adriele Pradi ’23 reflected on her experience as well: “As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, I appreciate initiatives that bring to light the great work that is being done by women across the industry. I personally had the opportunity to work with very passionate women making a difference in varying parts of the field, from operations to strategy. Joining a community with the goal of bringing together those professionals and supporting their advancement is an honor for me.”
AWESOME fellowships are awarded yearly, and the next application deadline for the Class of 2024 will be January 31, 2023. If you are interested in applying, please 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.