Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

After spending some time with Donna Williams, it’s clear that once she puts her mind to something, she succeeds. She’s an enterprise solution architect and a U.S. veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Navy. Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. That decision resulted…

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Know How to Say No

JDA Talent Development Director Laura Browne has built a successful career in corporate training and talent development, delivering programs and coaching professionals in the technology, transportation, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. She understands the value of saying “yes” as a way of advancing your career, but also appreciates that sometimes “no” is the better answer. In…

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Designing Customer and Career Success

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S. Between balancing her job at JDA Labs and organizing her son’s boy choir school’s next tour to Europe, she still finds time to put…

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Finish What You Start and Never Give Up

Christine Shulman, senior director, global value engineering joined JDA 11 years ago and has made successful career and life choices by heeding the advice her parents gave her: finish what you start and never give up. Such sage advice has led her to her current role at JDA, a challenge she faced head-on as an…

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What Happens When You Say Yes

I am happiest when I am helping people. In my career, that has translated to saying yes pretty much every time I was presented an opportunity or someone asked me for help. Sometimes I did it without knowing exactly what I’d signed up for. Often my “yes” resulted in me working longer days or traveling…

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Recognition for an AWESOME Leader

This week, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presented Dr. Nancy Nix with its Distinguished Service Award. If you work in supply chain, Nancy is someone worth knowing. She is the Executive Director of AWESOME, which stands for Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations Management and Education, an organization focused on advancing…

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Driving Kenco’s Innovation Initiative

Kristi Montgomery has built an impressive career in supply chain technology over the past 27 years at Kenco Logistics, the largest woman-owned third party logistics company in the United States. Kristi has built her career from the ground up during her time at Kenco, and currently leads the company’s innovation initiative as VP of Innovation…

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Career Success? She Asked for It!

Akhila Dhamotharan is a confident, self-directed, life-long learner who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. It’s how she’s built a fulfilling 13+ year career in JDA’s Center of Excellence in Bangalore.  As a Solution Director in JDA’s consulting services business, she leads a team of 120 associates in the company’s…

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