Leadership Development Workshops

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Leadership Development Workshops

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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 

Featured Speaker: Stacey Hanke
Leader Exchange with Sysco Executives:

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

Developing a Growth Mindset 

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

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

Featured Speaker: Sarita Maybin
Leader Exchange with Darden Executives:

  • Falon Farrell - Senior VP, Operations, Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Sarah King - Senior VP, 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.