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HighJump recognizes female supply chain leaders

Five women awarded second-annual Top Women Leaders in Supply Chain

March 8, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS and SAN ANTONIO – HighJump awarded five women with its second-annual Top Women Leaders in Supply Chain (WLSC) awards at its user conference, HighJump Elevate. The honorees were selected based on their exemplary work within their own companies while driving innovation forward for warehousing and logistics across the globe.

“The future of supply chain is coming at us faster than ever – and part of that future is the advancement of women,” said Chad Collins, CEO at HighJump.

“Our Women Leaders in Supply Chain honorees embody the dedication and talent that is empowering the supply chain of the future. Having these women as part of the HighJump family is truly an honour.”

According to a survey conducted by Gartner and AWESOME, 14 per cent of companies, on average, reported executive-level supply chain positions being held by women. HighJump is dedicated to see this number grow. The WLSC awards, given during the Women Leaders in Supply Chain Luncheon, recognize the dedication and achievements of women to foster the growth of female leaders throughout the supply chain worldwide.

This year’s WLSC award recipients include:

Woman of the Year –

  • Lori Jackson, vice-president of operations and fulfillment, Dollar Shave Club. Jackson’s leadership in dynamic, market disruptive organizations has changed how customers consume – particularly in online subscription services. Her contributions to modern supply chain execution have revolutionized distribution and logistics. She is currently leading Dollar Shave Club’s global expansion and cloud migration – sustaining 200 per cent year-over-year growth.

Women of Recognition –

  • Paddy Sellino, U.S. director of office operations, Preferred Freezer Services. Paddy has been with Preferred Freezer Services 24 years. She leads a team of almost 40 office managers and more than 100 customer service professionals with true enthusiasm, integrity and decisiveness.
  • Sarah Jeffries, inventory management director, Convoy of Hope. Jeffries successfully moved the company’s supply chain operations to the cloud. This includes their ERP and warehouse management system (WMS), upgrading both systems and transforming operations.
  • Victoria Brown, research manager – global supply chain execution, IDC. A second-time honoree, Brown is a renowned supply chain analyst. She has helped countless companies overcome operational challenges through an in-depth understanding of modern technology and processes.
  • May Hu, APAC office general manager, HighJump. Hu has led HighJump’s rapidly growing APAC branch since 2012. She plays a key role in expanding the reach of HighJump’s solutions and services to companies worldwide.

HighJump Elevate was held March 3-6, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.