Women In Snacks Summit: June 12-13, 2024

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Washington, D.C.

The Women in Snacks Summit is part of SNAC’s broader WinS initiative, which establishes a network to champion leadership development and advancement for female professionals in the snack industry. Research indicates that companies that inherit a culture with gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and likely to have higher financial performance. The WinS initiative embraces these indicators and encourages snack industry allies, men and women, to develop pools of top talent and programs for the highest positions regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or cultural background. 

Additionally, WinS reinforces businesses to provide more role models, sponsors, and transitional support as candidates enter the top levels at their companies.

The inaugural Women in Snacks Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 12-13th will provide resources for female professionals to tackle the greatest barriers to advancement in the snack industry through interactive workshops, education sessions, networking, and more.

Cost: Members: $795  |  Non-members: $1,595


Summit Schedule

Wednesday, June 12

  • 6:30pm: Networking Reception and Dinner, Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, June 13

Summit Programming at Hogan Lovells US, LLP, Columbia Square, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: SNAC 101 with Christine Cochran, President and CEO, SNAC International
  • 9:00 – 10:00am: Education Session: Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success with Claire Shipman, Women’s Leadership Expert; Longtime Television News Reporter; and New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Confidence Code and Womenomics.

America is on the verge of the biggest workplace revolution since the Second World War. Women are more valuable than ever on the job, and are literally remaking the office to suit them. The most recent numbers show women now make up a majority of workers—in part due to the recession. During the recent rash of layoffs and downsizing, the 82 percent of the jobs lost in recent months have been those belonging to men. But there is also a pink lining to the current economy: around the globe, survey after survey reports that companies that employ more senior women actually make more money. Women are more inclusive, more focused on long-term results and, in many cases, better educated. But women don’t want the same career track their male counterparts have carved. Women want more flexibility and are creating work lives to suit them—lives where they have time for children, elderly parents, friends, pets, marathons or just themselves. Claire Shipman provides insight as well as shares her own personal stories on how to attain the right balance between careers and personal lives.

Audience members will understand:
• How the contributions of women are reshaping the workplace—and earning companies more money
• How to create the right work life balance for yourself
• What employers should be doing to keep and recruit women

  • 10:00am: Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15am: Panel Discussion: Moving Up and Showing Up: How the Snack Industry Supports Female Leaders

ModeratorRachel Pacheco, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

PanelistsJulie Calef, Chief Financial Officer, Old Dutch Foods; Maura Goll, Director – National Accounts, Printpack; Dan Sifer, Senior VP – Supply Chain/Contract Manufacturing, Herr Foods; Chris Read, VP Procurement, Shearer’s Foods LLC

Award-winning author and management professor Rachel Pacheco will lead this panel of snack industry executives through a thought-provoking conversation about their own paths to leadership, what challenges women still face at work, and what they are trying to do within their own companies to create an environment where female leaders emerge and ascend to leadership positions. The intention is to focus on specific tactics that women have used in their own careers and how male allies can prioritize the development and promotion of female colleagues.

  • 11:15am: Break
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Education Session: Power Your Voice for Meaningful Connection with Dina Reagan, Associate VP, Snacks R&D, Campbell Snacks

This session will review vocal techniques and exercises to confidently communicate with impact, connect with your partners and colleagues, stand out and be memorable…. All skills necessary for professional and personal growth.

  • 12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 4:00pm: Critical Conversations for Leadership & Development Workshop with Rachel Pacheco, Management Professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

This workshop focuses on how leaders can have feedback conversations that are effective, constructive, and motivating, and how coaching conversations can enable a team’s and leader’s own growth. In this workshop, we’ll explore why women in particular receive feedback that holds them back in their careers (and what to do about it), and how leaders can ensure that they are not holding their female team members back when they have these conversations. This workshop includes exercises and active discussion such that participants both learn about these tools and also immediately put them into practice.

Meet the Speakers

2024 WinS Summit Registration

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2024

Once registered, a SNAC team member will follow up with you shortly to confirm your registration and collect payment. In the meantime, please contact Abby Valentino-Giacona at avalentino@snacintl.org with questions.

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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Room Rates & Reservations

Rate: $329/night (plus taxes and additional fees)

Thank you to…

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The official Women in Snacks (WinS) sponsor