RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced that Annette Clayton, chief supply chain officer, will receive the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) award from the Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education, or AWESOME, organization. The ALL award, created in 2014, will be presented on April 27, opening night of the 2016 AWESOME symposium at Nike World Headquarters near Portland, Oregon in the U.S.
Recognized for her achievements in supply chain leadership and creating an environment where women are encouraged to excel and advance, Annette said, "I am humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award and I feel privileged to be among a group of distinguished peers who have also paved and shaped the way for women to succeed." Clayton added, "I am equally proud to see Schneider Electric embrace gender diversity as a critical business imperative. Our journey towards equality will continue and we remain resolute on our commitments."
By 2017 the company has said it will:
- Increase the representation of women across the pipeline – 40 percent at entry-level positions and 35 percent in key positions
- Implement pay equality for 150,000 employees or roughly 85 percent of its workforce
- Establish dedicated executive-level groups to raise the bar on its aspirations for women
"Annette Clayton is an extraordinary role model for women leaders in the evolving supply chain field," said Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME. "Without question she is deserving of our AWESOME Legendary Leadership award as she is a transformational thought leader and serves as a wonderful example for women who aspire to such levels of leadership."
More details about the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives can be found here.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of 30 billion US dollars in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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