Last updated on October 7th, 2014 at 09:23 am
Women Grocers of America (WGA) is accepting nominations for its Woman of the Year award.
WGA invites women in the industry to nominate themselves or an exemplary woman in the independent food sector for the 2014 honor.
Nominees should exemplify the true characteristics of a leader, with passion for the independent grocery industry. She should be a visionary and strategic thinker as well as a standout representative of the industry, her company and community, according to WGA.
Nominees can be from any sector of the industry, from single-store retailers to multi-state wholesalers to state association executives. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the independent food sector. They do not have to be a WGA member.
Nominations are due by Dec. 15. A form can be found here.
The 2014 winner will be announced at the National Grocers Association Show next year.
In the feature photo at top: The 2013 WGA Woman of the Year was Debbie Dory, left, of Newport Avenue Market, a single-store operator in Bend, Ore. She is pictured with NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin and WGA President Denise Beckman.