In this thought-provoking interview, Hannah Kain, President and CEO of ALOM, a Silicon Valley-based global supply chain company, makes the case for a results-driven business balanced with care and empathy for the employees.

Hannah’s highlights:

  • Overcome gender disparity in the organization.
  • Promote a sense of ownership to generate stronger commitments to achieve results.
  • Remove systemic blocks for women leaders.
  • Navigate the women’s narrow bandwidth for behavioral change
  • Gender equality for stretch assignments

Hannah Kain founded ALOM in 1997. ALOM operates out of 19 global locations to support its Fortune 500 customers in the technology, automotive, medical, financial, and utility/energy sectors with brand-enhancing supply chain management services and solutions.

Hannah was born in Denmark and immigrated to the US in 1990. She taught at Copenhagen Business School and holds three university degrees.

Hannah is a Board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and a former 2-term board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce and The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women. She has received numerous awards, including SDCE 2020 Supply Chain Pro-to-Know, 2019 WBEC-Pacific Pinnacle Award, 2017 Gold Woman of The Year in Manufacturing Stevie Award, been named a 2017 Connected World Magazine Women of M2M / IoT honoree, and won the 2017 Silver Stevie Award for best global woman-owned business.

She has been honored as a Top 25 Champion of Diversity in STEM, won the Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Award, the YWCA Tribute to Women Award, inducted into the Silicon Valley Capitol Club wall of fame, won the global Vistage Leadership Award, and named a WBENC Business Star. ALOM has earned numerous quality certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 14001, TL 9000 and DMSCA CMP Level 3.0.