The Women's Foodservice Forum has launched the WFF 100K Strong Commitment Campaign, an industry-wide "call to action” to support the advancement of women leaders.
"Women are significantly under-represented in C-suite and executive teams and we are asking the foodservice industry to create more opportunities for this group,"WFF CEO Hattie Hill said in a news release. "We officially launched the WFF 100K Strong Commitment to Advancing Women Leaders Campaign at our Executive Summit in order to enlist industry support in our mission to help create a pipeline of talent to increase representation in the executive ranks of our nation's second largest industry."
The WFF said women represent 60 percent of first-line food prep managers and service workers, but only 15 percent of foodservice companies have 30 percent or more of women represented in senior teams.
Throughout the campaign, WFF will provide resources to help women develop into leaders. For more information about the campaign, which will run through December 2015, visit WFF100KStrong.org.