Join us for these compimentary virtual networking events that provide opportunities to build strategic connections and support the WFF mission in advancing women leaders in the Food Industry.
You will spend the first 30 minutes with an Industry Leader for a moderated Q&A . Then, attendees will break into small groups via technology for networking time and deeper discussion about the speaker points & thought provoking questions.
Don't miss these networking events curated to make sure your connections are supporting your career goals.
Mark your calendar for Third Thursday Exchange Networks!
12:00pm - 1:30pm CT
Cultivating a Growth Mindset
featuring: Monica Diaz
Vice President of Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion - Royal Caribbean Group
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featuring: Erika Noonburg-Morgan
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Ventura Foods
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Available On-Demand in WFF Connect
Managing Unconscious Bias
Featuring Industry Leader: Cenina Saxton
Director, Talent & Culture - Focus Brands
From Aspiration to Action
Featuring Industry Leader: Kristen Hoffman
Director, Commercial Effectiveness - Kerry Group
Managing Expectations and Priorities
Featuring Industry Leader: Brooke McKillop
Vice President, Foodservice Sales; Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group
How to be an Ally
Featuring Industry Leader: Brisbane Vaillancourt
Regional Vice President, Higher Education - Northeast Region; Aramark
The Power of Connection
Featuring Industry Leader: Alisa Gmelich
Chief Brand Officer, Auntie Anne's - Focus Brands
Will I get to meet and network with other attendees?
Yes, this is an “on-camera” event where you will have the opportunity to interact with other attendees in small virtual breakout sessions powered by Mixtroz, so grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the virtual networking experience.
Are there any specific computer settings required for this event?
While the presentation portion of the event is held in Zoom, the breakout session is hosted in a separate platform called Mixtoz, which works best in Google Chrome. So, if you are joining the session from a desk or laptop, be sure that your browser settings are set to open in Chrome. You may also want to check with your IT department to ensure that there are no firewalls that would prevent you from joining. You will also want to be sure that your camera and sound settings are working properly, so that you may interact with other attendees in the session.
May I join this event from a smartphone or tablet?
Absolutely! If joining the session from a smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Mixtroz app from your app store. After launching the app, you will need to enter the mix code that was provided to you in the pre-event email information that was sent to you after registration. The code will also be provided to you during the event.
How are the small breakout groups distributed?
After joining Mixtroz, you will be asked to answer a few questions which will then match you with complementary attendees.
How many attendees are in the small breakout groups?
Typically, the small groups will have anywhere from 6 – 10 attendees, depending on how many people register for the event.
What kind of topics are discussed in the small breakouts?
Once you are in your small breakout group, you will be given a list of 2-3 ice breaker questions, as well as a group activity based on the topic of that specific event in order to keep the conversations going.
How can I connect with those I meet after the event concludes?
At the end of your networking session, you will be presented with the opportunity to request to send an email to contacts within your group.