A new professional development organization, (WISE), will debut at the 2012 PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago. The organization, which focuses on the advancement and development of women in leadership positions, encourages both women and men to join and will include suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and brokers. WISE will also exhibit at the show November 11-13 in Booth #55 in the new Sky Hall.
According to Peggy Davies, one of the founding members of WISE, and Vice President of McCain Foods, WISE is a champion for diversity in leadership roles by offering education opportunities, coordinating business networking events, and advocating informal mentorships for store brand professionals.
Founding members of WISE include executives from Faribault Foods, Seneca Foods, Ralston Food Group, McCain Foods USA, Stremick’s Heritage Foods, Federated Group, Inter-American/Kroger, Clement Pappas, Strategia Design, Wockhardt USA and Hormel Foods.
The group’s kick-off event, “Connecting Women, Inspiring Futures,” will be held at the 2012 PLMA Private Label Trade Show on November 11 from noon to 2 pm at the Hyatt OHare. The agenda includes lunch at noon as well as speakers. Registration is open through October 15. Register HERE.
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