This year, we saw the words “female” and “women” in a lot of descriptors: “female chefs,” “women CEOs” — you get the idea. And while it does mark a great achievement in equalizing the business playing field, we still have a long way to go. Perhaps then, those two words won’t need to be specified.
Helping to close this gap is Hattie Hill, president and CEO at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the largest women’s leadership development organization serving the foodservice industry. The WFF has been helping women achieve leadership roles in the industry — management positions and above — for nearly 30 years now, primarily through learning and development.
In this “On Foodable Weekly” episode, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Hill tells us more about the organization, its structure, and how it operates, and how it’s grown from 14 women. Also learn how WFF’s goals for the near future aim to catapult female leadership to the frontline, and why men have become an instrumental part in getting us to this point.