Women Grocers of America is launching the Emerging Female Leaders Network, a share group for women leaders in the independent grocery industry seeking to grow their professional network and accelerate their leadership development.
The new share group will premiere in conjunction with the spring gathering of the Executive Female Leaders Network meeting at the first half of the event on May 1-2 in Chicago.
Objectives of the share group include establishing and growing connections and relationships with women in the grocery industry, learning new skills to support professional development, increasing confidence and acquiring tools to advance professionally and learn more about the overall grocery industry, including consumer and market trends.
“WGA continues to enjoy great success and growth in interest and membership after the inaugural EXFL meeting in Washington, D.C., last October, when more than 40 women met for two days of professional and personal development,” said Kristin Popp, WGA president and EVP of Wisconsin-based Woodman’s Markets.
“This new share group will boost mentoring opportunities and allow women executives to nurture the next generation of leadership for our industry.”
With a targeted attendance of 12-15 women, the share group will meet biannually in the spring and fall with the executive network, in addition to numerous virtual touchpoints, creating a mentor system between its members and members of EXFL. A buddy system between EFL and EXFL will be established. Participants will need to attend virtual and in-person events.
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