Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders

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LDWS LAUNCH IN 12 CITIES

A one-day workshop with a year of opportunities to learn, network and grow

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FIRST WFF/IFMA AWARD PRESENTED

WFF has been proud to partner with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) to introduce the first WFF/IFMA Women in Manufacturing Award to recognize companies in the manufacturing sector of the Food Industry with demonstrated commitment to drive gender equity in their organizations and across the industry.

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WFF LEAN IN CHAPTER GOING STRONG

Launched in October 2017 in conjunction with the Food Industry’s first participation in the Women in the Workplace Study by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, the WFF Lean In Circle Chapter is bringing women together through 52 Circles with more than 300 members in food companies across North America to grow their careers.

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GROWING YOUR CONFIDENCE BY FINDING YOUR VOICE

Societal and workplace factors create barriers to women’s advancement, but what’s happening in our own heads plays a role too.

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Women on the Move

In this section, find out who’s going where among our member and partner companies.

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MOST SENIOR WOMAN EXECUTIVE AT MCLANE FOODSERVICE LEADS THE WAY AS WFF CHAIR

McLane Company, Inc. has been an early and staunch supporter of WFF’s gender equity initiative as one of the first companies to register for the Women in the Workplace Study

February 20, 2018

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Blog

LET’S GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT – A LOOK AT THE WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE STUDY

The food industry continues to be a booming sector that faces a contradiction between the leaders of the industry and those who make the purchasing decisions. Women account for the vast majority of food-purchasing decisions in the United States and also make up almost half the entry-level workforce in the food industry, yet women are underrepresented across the board above this level.

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FINDING A SPONSOR

Confidence is all about deciding that you’re going to take control of the steering wheel of your future and drive into it. Instead of the backseat passengers of doubt, fear, and uncertainty controlling you, you’re going to control and take charge of your future.

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LEADING THROUGH DISRUPTION

If you can’t see the forest for the trees, it may be because you have been in the woods a long time. In other words, being barraged with rapid change at work can make it hard to see the opportunities that might actually exist within the disruption.

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WHEN WOMEN TALK AND MEN INTERRUPT

Men and women communicate differently. We get it. But that doesn’t explain why men interrupt women far more often than they interrupt other men. Or what to do about it. For that, we turn to the research.

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Industry News

GORDON FOOD SERVICE – A MODEL FOR WFF ENGAGEMENT

Over the past five years, Gordon Food Service has been on a transformative journey to attract, retain and develop women at all levels of the organization.

November 15, 2017

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INDUSTRY CEOS JOIN WFF TO LEAD THE WAY TO GENDER EQUITY

Food Industry CEOs and senior leaders explored the 2017 Women in the Workplace Study findings and strategized together about the most effective ways to close the gender equity gap during the 2018 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference earlier this month.

March 26, 2018

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