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Connect with Women Leaders in Supply Management

FOR RELEASE: November 30, 2011

Register now for ISM's 4th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) November 30, 2011 — Don't miss a unique opportunity for face-to-face learning and networking with women executives and colleagues in supply management. Register now to attend the 4th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit, to be held February 8-9, 2012 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, TX. Gain increased knowledge in supply management strategies and general business approaches from top performers representing American Red Cross, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, IBM Global Technology Services, MeadWestvaco, MasterCard Worldwide and more. The program is open to all professionals in supply management who value diversity and innovation, with an emphasis on women executives, their direct reports and those interested in building their career in supply management.

Women Executive Supply Management Summit sessions include:

  • Five Strategies Women Can Use to Become Known as Innovators
  • WEConnect: Linking Women-Owned Business into the Value Chain
  • From Aspirations to Reality: Surviving Change

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is co-locating the 4th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit, the 5th Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit and the 9th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Each summit has its own set of workshops but general sessions are held together. Summits feature a well-rounded curriculum in supply management. Additional time has been built into the schedule to allow for active networking with colleagues attending the other summits. Students in supply management degree programs are invited to attend.

For those with supplier diversity responsibilities, take the Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) Exam before the summit starts. Exam fees are separate from summit registration.

Register now by visiting the ISM website. Registration is US$845 for ISM members and US$1,045 for nonmember. Student Member rate is US$250. Fees include all summit workshops and scheduled meals. Register by December 28, 2011 to receive a US$100 discount. (No early bird discount available for Student Member rate.)

All sessions are at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, TX 76051. For hotel reservations, please book online at or call 800/894-1344. Please mention "ISM Diversity Summits" to secure the ISM rate. Book by January 10, 2012 to receive the special rate of US$159/single per night.

ISM Diversity Statement
In principle and in practice, ISM values and seeks a diverse membership, volunteer leadership and staff. There are no barriers to full participation in the Institute on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143