Top Women in Supply Chain

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A traditionally male-dominated field, the supply chain & logistics industries are beginning to see more and more women rising to the top, with their numbers steadily increasing over the last few decades. Not only are these leaders making waves in the industry, they’re also paving the way for up and coming young women interested in working in the supply chain field. We recommend that you keep up with these amazing women who are achieving greatness in their careers while inspiring others along the way. 

Megan Smith

Megan Smith   

CEO, Symbia Logistics  

Considered a pioneer in the logistics industry, Megan has been working in this field since she was a child. Growing up, she worked on a warehouse floor and has started multiple businesses since. She is currently the CEO of Symbia, a third party distribution warehouse company, and leads over 1,300 associates across the U.S. Megan considers Symbia to be a “complement to Amazon”, through the company’s ability to provide higher-end services with more customization and to handle special orders.   


Amber Okoye

Amber Okoye  

VP Supply Chain and CPO, General Dynamics  

With an accomplished career as a supply chain professional, Amber currently serves as the Vice President of General Dynamics, the fifth-largest aerospace and defense company. She is highly skilled in business and operational strategies including outsourcing, operations consolidations, organizational development, budget/cost management, manufacturing, engineering, and customer service. Amber applied her expertise to achieving supply chain resiliency after the damage the industry experienced due to COVID-19.   


Jacqueline Howard

Jacquelyn Howard  

VP, Supply Chain Starbucks  

As Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Starbucks, Jacqueline leads the end-to-end supply chain strategy and planning for the company’s food supply chain. A talented leader in the supply chain industry, possessing over 30 years of experience, Jacquelyn has completely transformed Starbuck’s U.S. and China supply chain systems into strategic and effective pieces of the business. She previously worked for McDonalds in its supply chain sector. Jacquelyn received the McDonald’s Women’s Leadership and the Eagle Leadership awards, and under her leadership her team received the Global Leadership Board Excellence Award, Asia Pac Middle East, and the Africa Gold Standard Awards.   


Roopa Gandhi

Roopa Gandhi  

Founder and President, GEP  

As president at GEP, Roopa is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day activities, as well as managing the company’s public sector practice. GEP is a leading global provider of strategy, software, and managed services. GEP aims to bring customers the highest value supply chain solutions, keeping the customer at the center of the business. Roopa is highly skilled in management, strategic sourcing, and is also a licensed pharmacist.   


Sheri Hinish

Sheri Hinish   

Global Partner, Sustainable Supply Chain, IBM and Founder, Supply Chain Revolution  

Best known as “the Supply Chain Queen”, Sheri is a senior leader supporting IBM’s Global Supply Chain Transformation teams with focus in Sustainable Supply Chain, Omni-Channel, and innovation. She is also Founder of the Supply Chain Revolution podcast where she provides listeners access to insights, strategies, and tools. She has been recognized as a 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know,” the “People’s Choice 2020 Global Woman in Supply Chain Leader,” and is a Corporate Vision Excellence award recipient for “2020’s Most Influential Leader in Supply Chain & Technology.”


Angela Eliacostas

Angela Eliacostas  

Founder and President, AGT Global Logistics   

Angela has over 25 years of experience in trucking and transportation companies. She began working in transportation at the age of 12 when she would help her father work and wash cars at his trucking company. She created AGT because she saw a need for services offered in partnerships with clients, rather than generally. Now AGT specializes in the integration of all transportation and logistics functions to top-tier companies worldwide, partnering with some of the largest and most diverse ground expedited fleets in the U.S. Angela is recognized in the Daily Herald Business Ledger for making AGT one of the top women owned businesses, and was named one of Women in Trucking’s “Top Women to Watch” in 2020.   


Eva Ponce Cuerto

Eva Ponce Cueto   

Executive Director, MIT MicroMasters   

Research scientist, executive director, and research leader, Eva has an impressive background in the field of supply chain. She currently oversees the online MITx Supply Chain Management (SCx) courses, which make up the MicroMasters program. She also directs a research lab that focuses on circular supply chains, reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chains. Eva has written over ten publications and has been nominated for several awards. Her research team received the Irwin Sizer Award for the ‘Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education’ in 2018. 


Helen Davis

Helen Davis   

Head of Supply Chain BPC & HC, Unilever  

Helen is an experienced supply chain professional currently responsible for all things supply chain at Unilever, a consumer goods company. She specializes in warehouse optimization, manufacturing and fleet maintenance, logistics mapping, process mapping, juice quality oversight, and formulation management. Helen has previous experience working for well-known companies such as Estée Lauder, and Coca-Cola, where she worked as head of the Bottling Supply Chain.   


Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey   

Founder and CEO, Shipz and Let’s Talk Supply Chain   

Best known for her popular podcast “Let’s Talk Supply Chain,” Sarah is an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO of Shipz. She says supply chain is “in her blood”, and believes she developed an interest growing up with a family involved in the industry. Passionate about creating value and reducing the struggles of freight shipping, Sarah currently works as CEO at Shipz, an online transportation booking platform for international freight movements and a supply chain ecosystem. She has been awarded among the “Top 21 Women in Supply Chain” by IBM and Supply Chain Digital, the “Top 10 Influencers in Supply Chain 2020”, the “Top 100 Women Leaders”, and “Canadian Women in Supply Chain”.  Sarah is also passionate about diversity and inclusion and created another podcast called “Blended Podcast” to raise awareness on this topic.      


Rosemary Coates

Rosemary Coates  

President and Founder, Blue Silk Consulting  

Management consultant, author, and expert witness, Rosemary has multifaceted experience in the field of supply chain. In 2008 she founded Blue Silk Consulting, a management consulting company for global supply chain and manufacturing companies. She now serves as president of Blue Silk, and has consulted with over 80 global and domestic clients. Rosemary is also the author of five supply chain books, “42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China”​, “42 Rules for Superior Field Service,”​ “The Reshoring Guidebook,” and “Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.” In addition to these accomplishments, Rosemary also serves as an expert witness in legal cases involving global supply chain and China imports.   


Lauren Pittelli

Lauren Pittelli   

Principal and Founder, Baker Logistics and Consulting  

For over thirty years, Lauren, the Founder of Baker Logistics and Consulting, which provides clients with international transportation, logistics, and customs compliance services, has helped shippers and logistics companies steer through the challenges of international shipping. Her extensive experience includes P&L management, operations, customs and compliance, sales including relationship management and supply chain needs and services. In addition to her business accomplishments, Lauren is an adjunct professor teaching Global Logistics at the college and graduate level, and she frequently contributes thought leadership articles to trade publications.   


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