Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders 


January 22, 2019

As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, WFF will honor select industry leaders who are publicly committing to prioritizing the advancement of women in their organizations, leveraging their influence to urge their peers to do the same, and creating change that will increase opportunities for women and drive business growth. They are the WFF Industry Titans.
Research from McKinsey & Company and others makes clear the critical role senior executives play in creating organization cultures that nurture women’s advancement. From placing gender equity at the top of the organizational agenda to setting and tracking targets for gender equity and holding managers accountable, CEOs set the tone for organizations that succeed in accelerating the contributions of female employees.
Increasing gender equity requires executives to intervene across a broad range of factors, according to A CEO’s Guide to Gender Equality from McKinsey Quarterly. “The focus in these interventions must be to help women become better leaders — and to design conditions under which they can,” the report states.
WFF is proud to collaborate with some of the most forward-thinking leaders across the Food Industry who have personally and publicly committed to creating the conditions where women can thrive. Meet the latest WFF Industry Titans.

Steve Cahillane
Chairman & CEO, Kellogg Company
Beth Ford
President & CEO, Land O’ Lakes, Inc.

Todd Penegor
President & CEO, Director, Wendy's International, Inc.
Wyman T. Roberts
CEO & President, Brinker International

Kathy Walters
Group President, Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group

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