Four Women's World Cup stars have launched Re--Inc, a gender neutral sports apparel brand aiming to change the business. The co-founders aim to grow the company to the size of Nike, writes Nick Devlin, with co-CEO Meghan Klingenberg adding, "When you're that big of a company, you're able to throw your weight around and create a different status quo based upon the values that you hold and the mission that you have."
Progressive Grocer's 2019 Top Women in Grocery was held last week in Orlando, Fla., to celebrate nearly 400 honorees, including Monica Garnes, 2019 Trailblazer winner and division head of Fry's. The annual event, with 700 attendees, included a leadership development program and keynote by Suzy Monford, Kroger's vice president of fresh.
Four women leaders in the foodservice industry shared experiences and encouraged other women to take on more leadership roles while speaking at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit. Advice included finding a trusted mentor, being aware of what women can bring to the table, having a voice and being willing to take risks.
Fluxx CEO Madeline Duva says female leaders need to empower women on their teams to step into leadership roles and coach them through their mistakes. "You've gotten where you are because you are good at what you do, but you must be clear about your north star and enable your team to do their jobs, even in those cases where you think you might be able to do it better," she says.
Women in leadership should capitalize on building their strengths to turn them into superpowers rather than solely trying to improve weaknesses, says Annie Pearl, Glassdoor's chief product officer. "Empowering your team to come up with bold ideas, and creating a culture where failures are celebrated can lead to people feeling more confident and to working even closer together," she says.
More winemakers are opting for natural techniques that don't use straining and fining techniques, steps that traditionally have been done using animal products. The natural trend means more wines qualify as vegan, even if that's not the winemaker's main objective, says Vedge co-owner Kate Jacoby.
Eve Rodsky provides couples with a fair and equitable way to divide and conquer household chores, particularly the ones nobody wants to do, writes Pavithra Mohan. "The ultimate goal of redistributing domestic work, according to Rodsky, is to free up time for what she calls 'unicorn space' -- the stuff that might feel like a luxury or pipe dream to most parents," Mohan writes.
Planning, delegating and measuring the outcome of projects is key when managing a large internal communications team, writes Josephine Graham. Talking with other professionals in the field is also a good way to learn new strategies and gain skills, she writes.