This alliance will allow each organization to share resources and strengthen the mission of engaging the foodservice industry in the development of women's leadership talent and ensuring career advancement for executive women.
"By partnering with the WFF, The SFM Women's Council will enhance its educational, leadership and networking resources," said Amy Greenberg, former president of SFM, chair of the Women's Council Steering Committee, and director of Citigroup Executive Services. "We are thrilled to partner with such a highly regarded organization."
"The alliance with the SFM Women's Council is a win-win for both parties," said Mary Bentley, president of the WFF. "It not only broadens our presence within the on-site community as a resource for leadership development, but further supports the overall mission of elevating women leaders throughout the foodservice industry."
The SFM Women's Council is committed to providing quality educational and networking opportunities to its members and all members of SFM. The Council's Educational Development Committee provides speakers who share their expertise on leadership skills, gender and communication. Named the SFM Women's Council Professional Development Series, education is offered through conferences and tele-forums, making it readily available to everyone regardless of location. The Women's Council's mentoring program is specifically designed to assist women in achieving their professional goals. The program pairs members with an industry professional in a confidential, safe environment to work on career-related issues and explore solutions and challenges.