Leadership Development Workshops

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Registration Open: Live or On-Demand

October 22 • October 29 • November 12 • November 19
Decide to Thrive. A virtual professional development workshop series designed to help aspiring leaders and executives within the food industry expand on core leadership capabilities, have continued engagement and connections with other professional women, and find inspiration and engagement with female executives across the food ecosystem

A series of four half-day virtual workshops developed for Emerging Leaders and Emerging Executives with crucial learning opportunities for leadership development, plus inspiration from industry role models. The workshops can be attended live or watched on-demand, at your convenience. Attend one or all four!

Pricing: Single Event for $249 or Full Series of 4 Events for $799

Registration includes:
  • Complimentary one-year WFF membership with access to WFF Connect, a new digital platform exclusively available to WFF members offering virtual content and events, leadership development and networking resources
  • Flexibility to attend workshops live or watch on demand
  • Each event features a different professional speaker covering a selected core leadership competency and two industry executives sharing their insights and experiences with attendees in a Q&A session
  • Professional development content and application from sought after speakers
  • Workshop workbook

Workshop Details:

Impact and Influence in a World of Change – October 22, 2020, 10am-1pm CT

Featured Speaker: Stacey Hanke
Leader Exchange with Sysco Executives:

  • April Love - Counsel Employment, Sysco
  • Anita Zielinski - Chief Accounting Officer, Sysco

Developing a Growth Mindset – October 29, 2020, 10am-1pm CT

Featured Speaker: Anne Grady
Leader Exchange with PepsiCo Executives:

  • Anne Fink - President, Global Foodservice, PepsiCo
  • Merary Simeon, VP Diversity and Engagement, PepsiCo


Lead Strong Through Change and Uncertainty – November 12, 2020, 10am-1pm CT

Featured Speaker: Tamara Ghandour
Leader Exchange with Focus Brands Executives:

  • Kat Cole - Chief Operating Officer and President, Focus Brands
  • Heather Neary - President, Auntie Anne's

Communicating for Success: Listening Between the Lines – November 19, 2020, 10am-1pm CT

Featured Speaker: Sarita Maybin
Leader Exchange with Darden Executives:

  • Susan Connelly - Senior VP, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Darden
  • Sarah King - Chief Human Resources Officer, Darden

Want To Speak?

WFF seeks dynamic speakers with unique knowledge to help members develop personally and professionally. Potential speakers are asked to complete an initial interest inquiry.