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Women in Food Industry Management “Hunger” for Role Models


Members of Women in Food Industry
Management not only hunger for role models, they serve them up at an
incredible feast each year.

Members of Women in Food Industry Management not only hunger for role models, they serve them up at an incredible feast each year. This year’s feast was held at The Old Mill in Toronto, where over 100 industry women were in attendance to meet and mingle with their role models, women who are making a difference to this industry sector.

The Annual Women in Pursuit of Excellence Awards recognizes the achievements of its members. The Awards are presented each year to two outstanding women, honouring them with the Woman of the Year and the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
This year’s role models – winners of the Women in Pursuit of Excellence Awards are Joan Gillespie and Doris Valade.

Joan Gillespie of Newly Weds Food Co. is WFIM Woman of the Year, recognized for her work within the industry as well as her contributions and support to the association and its members. Joan has been a cheerleader and great friend to many industry women over the years, this award is one way to express our gratitude for her mentorship and guidance.

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Doris Valade of Malabar Super Spice Co. Ltd. is honoured as WFIM Entrepreneur of the Year for her outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship and contributions to the industry. She has always maintained that women can lead and with 22 years as a successful business owner, she’s right!

If you are a woman in the food industry and you “hunger” for role models – contact Women in Food Industry Management by visiting the web site www.wfim.on.ca or by calling Lorna McGuinness, Administrative Assistant at 905-833-1943 for a membership application or details on coming events.