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Everstream Analytics Leaders Named Top Women in Supply Chain

Award honors female supply chain leaders and executives for accomplishments, impact and mentorship

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2023 — Everstream Analytics, the global supply chain insights and risk analytics company, announced today that Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive named Heather Kosztowny, Director of Data Science and Jena Santoro, Senior Manager of Supply Chain Risk at Everstream as winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award. They are recognized for their accomplishments, mentorship and the example they set for other women.

“I’m thrilled to see Heather and Jena recognized by Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive for this prestigious award,” said Julie Gerdeman, CEO of Everstream Analytics. “Jena and Heather are invaluable leaders within our organization, bringing with them a wealth of unique perspectives, advanced expertise, and an unwavering determination to enhance supply chain resilience and sustainability on a global scale. Heather’s people-centered approach to leveraging AI for solving supply chain challenges, coupled with her commitment to driving user-focused innovation and Jena’s exceptional industry knowledge and global risk intelligence leadership, play a pivotal role in our ability to help companies safeguard their supply systems from potential disruptions. Moreover, their unwavering dedication to driving Everstream’s mission, providing expert support to our customers, and nurturing the next generation of leaders is truly inspiring.”

In 2023, Kosztowny led the design of Everstream Connect, a solution that provides a digital representation of the flow of goods through networks by mapping logistics flows, identifying risks and limitations impacting the network, and making recommendations to reduce risk. Santoro leads a regional team of analysts that provide real-time, end-to-end supply chain risk intelligence, helping ensure business continuity and risk mitigation for clients across a wide range of industries.

“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications not only for this award, but also for all of our awards,” said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “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. 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.”

The full list of winners can be found at: Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place November 14-15, 2023, in Atlanta. More information can be found at To learn more about Everstream, visit:

About Everstream Analytics
Everstream Analytics sets the global supply chain standard. Through the application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to its vast proprietary dataset, Everstream delivers the predictive insights and risk analytics businesses need for a smarter, more autonomous and sustainable supply chain. Everstream’s proven solution integrates with procurement, logistics and business continuity platforms generating the complete information, sharper analysis, and accurate predictions required to turn the supply chain into a business asset. To learn more, visit

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.

Allison Stokes
fama PR for Everstream Analytics
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