September 18, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award!

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Jeanne Kellogg and Sarah Cozart of Shipwell and Shipwell customer, Jess Pilarski from Home Chef as winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award, which honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.   

“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications not only for this award, but also for all of our awards. What’s more, 118 of those applications were submitted by male counterparts, nominating their boss, co-worker or associate. Last year, that figure was just at 75. Also this year, 39 women self-nominated, a tremendous uptick from last year’s award, which just saw 12 self-nominations. This shows progress. This shows hope that one day, we won’t need an award like this because men and women in the supply chain will be equal,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “While there’s still more work to be done, what we’re doing is working. From truck drivers to CEOs, what these winners are doing matters to the future of all supply chains.”

“Women have been making a significant impact in supply chain management, contributing to the growth and innovation of the supply chain industry. As more women join the supply chain workforce, they bring diverse perspectives that can help address complex supply chain problems and improve global supply chain operations. It is important that we empower, recognize and elevate these achievements through initiatives like the Women in Supply Chain Award, as seen through the overwhelming response. Congratulations to all the winners, those who nominated others and the bravery of those who nominated themselves,” adds Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder of Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and Blended Pledge project, both exclusive sponsors of the Women in Supply Chain award.

Jeanne Kellogg

Director of Sales Enablement, Shipwell

A seasoned logistics leader with over 20 years of industry experience, Jeanne Kellogg stands as an inspirational mentor to many in the industry. Beginning her career by purchasing a small parcel freight management agency before expanding it through GlobalTranz as the first independently-owned female agency to join them, she quickly grew further by establishing her own freight management agency and consultancy. Renowned for rescuing failing supply chains and expanding services into drayage and final mile, she was brought on as the 4th staff member at Zengistics where she rapidly drove the company from zero to $100 million in annual revenue. Today, as the Director of Sales Enablement at Shipwell, she has implemented innovative logistics technology solutions and fostered cross-collaborative initiatives, resulting in a remarkable 25% increase in net revenue. 

Sarah Cozart

Senior Implementation Consultant, Shipwell

Sarah Cozart is a distinguished figure in the supply chain industry, renowned for her remarkable achievements and leadership prowess. With a career steeped in excellence, she swiftly rose through the ranks by imparting her ocean import expertise, earning her the role of supervisor where she efficiently managed a team and orchestrated a nationwide chassis program, yielding $250,000 in annual savings. Transitioning into implementation, Sarah has been a catalyst for workforce development, creating accessible SOPs and mentoring new talents. An incredibly customer-centric professional, Sarah's positive attitude and dynamic approach to building lasting customer relationships have made her a go-to consultant, driving software adoption and customer referrals. 

Jess Pilarski

Logistics Manager, Home Chef

Renowned for her expertise in all aspects of logistics management, Jess Pilarski is an accomplished logistics manager at one of America’s leading meal-kit delivery companies HomeChef. Throughout her career with Home Chef and other high-volume businesses including Coyote Logistics and Kellogg, she has excelled in spearheading and overseeing complex transportation technology implementations, leveraging her deep understanding of supply chain intricacies in order to yield high-value results. With a holistic approach that seamlessly combines her technical prowess and finely tuned operational acumen, Jess is a trusted advisor who drives transformative growth by streamlining communication, identifying pain points, and designing tailored solutions. 

Click here to view the full list of winners.

Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place Nov. 14-15, 2023 in Atlanta. Click here to register and learn more.

About Shipwell

Shipwell empowers supply chains with increased efficiency and service effectiveness at scale. We expand functional coverage and accessibility, including capabilities previously unattainable for most shippers in terms of technical reach and affordability. Their all-inclusive solution combines everything shippers need — transportation management, visibility, and procurement — within an easy-to-use platform, facilitating seamless operation, management, and optimization of the entire process. Industry experts, including Gartner, Food Logistics, FreightWaves, Deloitte, and Forbes, have recognized Shipwell’s market impact and leadership in the logistics industry. To learn more, visit or follow them on LinkedIn

About Home Chef

Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available from their website and in retail at more than 2,200 Kroger Family of Stores, Home Chef is committed to bringing ease and convenience to home cooking through simple, delicious meals, so fans can enjoy their time at home, both in and out of the kitchen. The Chicago-based meal kit company was ranked #1 in Customer Service among Meal Kits by Newsweek. Home Chef is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Find out more and get cooking at Follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates and inspiration.

About Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive also operate SCN Summit and Women in Supply Chain Forum. Go to and to learn more.

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