Empowering Women
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Successful women sharing their experiences and life stories that contribute to the greater good of all, improving products, making things better and safer, and fulfilling lives.

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#160 Don’t Let Goals Intimidate You, Chase Them: A Conversation with Nicole Glenn

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Born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, Nicole Glenn is no stranger to engineering and manufacturing fields. She grew up in a home filled with inspiration from her engineer father and her hardworking mother who ran a Scholastic warehouse. Surrounded by such accomplished figures ultimately attributed to Nicole’s personal love of learning and drive, which she has carried with her over the years.

In addition to these passions, Nicole has always enjoyed helping other individuals and companies push forward, grow, and succeed. This has led her to help develop sales and operations teams for various freight shipping companies.
Being such an incredibly bright, passionate woman, it’s no surprise that Nicole is a master juggler — building a company, raising a family, and mentoring many women and men across the industry.

Living and leading by Steve Jobs quote, “The only way to do good work is to love what you do,” Nicole has accomplished tremendous success. Today, she serves as the owner and CEO of Candor Expedite — a woman-owned and operated delivery service provider and white glove B2B company, the founder and panelist of LLC- Ladies Leadership Coalition podcast, and was a 2021 finalist for the Women in Trucking’s Distinguished Women in Logistics Award.

MEET YOUR HOST

Linda Rigano

Linda Rigano is the Principal Consultant of The Rigano Group. Her expertise and enthusiasm for strategic and effective communication permeate all that she does as a consultant to B2B and B2C technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and publishing organizations to improve business performance and stakeholder relationships by building highly successful and measurable communications programs.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Linda has excelled in helping organizations advance the discussion of important industry issues. She was central to the development and promotion of ThomasNet’s annual Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey on the state of manufacturing, the ThomasNet/ISM “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program, and ThomasNet’s North American Scholarship Program. Linda also served as Director of Strategic Alliances for ThomasNet, and for many years was the Publisher of the Thomas Food Industry Register.

Throughout her career, Linda has been an active participant and presenter for manufacturing, supply management, and business associations. She is widely quoted in business and trade media, including Bloomberg BusinessweekNightly Business Report, and Industry Today. Linda holds an MBA in marketing from Fordham University.

Connect with Linda Rigano on LinkedIn.


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Nicole Glenn

About Nicole Glenn:

Nicole Glenn, Owner and President of Candor Expedite, a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company. Prior to opening and operating Candor, Nicole works hand in hand with company owners to develop their companies and grow their customer following and elevate their sales and operations teams. From building asset-based fleets to successful brokerages that specialized in expedite and standard truckload Nicole would also focus her efforts on her teams to enhance and lift the individuals that help move the companies forward. Nicole obtained a degree in Busi-ness Management and Marketing from Northwood University. Nicole is the founder and panelist of a newly formed Podcast named LLC- Ladies Leadership Coalition. This features 6 female business owners sharing their journeys with the world to help lift and elevate other women in business. Honorable awards for Nicole for the year 2021 is finalist in Women in Trucking’s Distinguished Women in Logistics award, as well as Woman to Watch.

About Candor Expedite:

Candor Expedite is a woman-owned and operated hotshot ground and white-glove service provider with offices in Illinois and Texas. Candor specializes in hotshot ground, time-sensitive, and white glove delivery services. Because Candor manages so many high-touch, time-sensitive shipments, they have developed a culture of customer service, precision, special handling, and open communication – after all, Candor is the company name. Because shipment and truck visibility is so important on critical shipments, Candor utilizes Trucker Tools to track shipments and provide real-time up-dates. While no two clients or urgent shipments are the same, Candor has significant experience with customers in manufacturing, trade shows, hotels and hospitality, air-freight, and facility services.

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