MIT SCM Announces 2024-2025 AWE Fellowship Recipients
April 10, 2024
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Cambridge, MA – The AWESOME award represents a significant commitment by the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education) to encourage women to prepare for and perform successfully in supply chain leadership roles. This fellowship is awarded to two women each year: one from the residential cohort and one from the blended.

Class of 2025 Award Winners

The winners from the Class of 2025 are Tejaswini Kunduru and Olivia Morton. The AWE Fellowship covers full tuition for both students.

Tejaswini Kunduru (left) and Olivia Morton (right)

Tejaswini Kunduru, SCMr ’25
UG University: National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

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"I am privileged to be part of the MIT Supply Chain community where women empower each other to drive innovation and inclusivity. From gaining insights into industry best practices to staying updated on the latest technological advancements, the visibility offered by this fellowship will be a game-changer for aspiring leaders like me in the Supply Chain Industry. By collaborating with the Senior Women Leaders across the globe and learning from their experiences, I aim to encourage and build the women community to be role models to the future generations.
I would like to dedicate this award to my mother who has worked relentlessly to support and uplift women throughout her 37 years of service in our home state."

Olivia Morton, SCMb ’25
UG University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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"Collaborating with and learning from other female supply chain leaders in cross-functional roles is an incredible opportunity and will foster critical dialogue, interaction, and community. With my background of sustainable sourcing and supply chain management, being a recipient of the AWESOME Fellowship Award serves as a catalyst for leading global organizational change in a cohesive supportive environment."


To view a full list of previous AWESOME fellowship awardees, click here!

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About the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Founded in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading supply chain education and research centers. MIT CTL coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the globe. The center also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management and helps organizations to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance.


AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education) is the supply chain profession’s most active and prominent organization focused on advancing women’s supply chain leadership. Involving more than 1,200 senior executives in a wide range of supply chain roles, AWESOME provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development. In addition to an annual industry-wide symposium and other events and programs, AWESOME recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women supply chain leaders by presenting the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award each year and fields several initiatives to support and encourage supply chain as an area of study among young women. To learn more and review the criteria for network membership, visit

About the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program (MIT SCM)

Founded in 1998 by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), MIT SCM attracts a diverse group of talented and motivated students from across the globe. Students work directly with researchers and industry experts on complex and challenging problems in all aspects of supply chain management. MIT SCM students propel their classroom and laboratory learning straight into industry. They graduate from our programs as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace.

Media Contact: Lisa Kim