Women In Snacks


In 2018, SNAC International’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor establishing the Women in Snacks (WinS) network. WinS is led by a steering committee of female and male industry leaders to drive progress and programming sessions with the mission to utilize SNAC International’s networking and education pillars to champion professional development opportunities for female snack industry leaders to increase the pipeline of women prepared for executive roles and promote female leaders by creating opportunities to showcase talent.

WinS networking and educational sessions are annually featured at SNAC’s Executive Leadership Forum, SNAXPO, and SNX and serve as forums for men and women to gather, learn and exchange ideas and experiences about gender diversity issues in the industry.


Past WinS Events

2021 Panel Discussion: Winning the War for Talent with Inclusion

Venessa Yates | VP, Snacks Merchandising
Dina Reagan | Sr. Director, R&D-Salty, Campbell Snacks
Pierre Trippitelli | Managing Partner, Executive & Board Level Recruitment, Perpetual

Cathy Harrell | Founder, DreamVision, D&I Consultants

2019 Panel Discussion: Empowering Women to Fuel Growth

Valerie Oswalt | President, Campbell Snacks
Monica Cole | EVP, Division Executive,
Food & Beverage/Agribusiness, Wells Fargo
Gregg Roden | SVP, Supply Chain,
Frito-Lay North America

Cindy Kuester | VP of Sales

2018: SNAC Launches Women in Snacks (WinS)

Indra K. Nooyi | Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Jolie Weber | former CEO, Wise Foods

WinS General Session Breakfast with Sarah Alter, CEO, Network of Executive Women

Following Indra K Nooyi’s keynote, WinS hosted a luncheon for female attendees

2021 Panel Discussion: Creating an Inclusive Culture 

Shannan Redcay | SVP, Productivity and Development, Utz Quality Foods
Lisa Stern | SVP, Sales & Marketing, LifeSpice
Mike Harper | CFO & VP, Rudolph Foods

Cathy Harrell | Founder and Consultant, DreamVision Diversity & Inclusion Consultants & former SVP,  Sonics Restaurants

Consumer Snacking Mania and Growth Opportunities 

Sally Lyons Wyatt | EVP, Client Insights, IRI

2021 Mainstage Speakers

A Conversation with Val Oswalt

Val Oswalt | President, Campbell Snacks
Vi Alexander Lyles
Charlotte Mayor | Special Guest

2019 WinS Workshop: Career Journeys and Dialogue Around Self-Limiting Behaviors

Angie Bastian | founder, Angie’s BOOMBCHICKAPOP
Laura Maxwell | SVP, Supply Chain Optimization, PepsiCo
Jolie Weber | CEO, Wise Foods, Inc.
Robbi Rice Dietrich | former Snack Food Association Chairwoman (First SFA/SNAC Chairwoman)


WinS Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Cindy Kuester | Snak King Corporation
Mike Kaczynski | Pretzels, Inc.

WinS Podcast Series

Interviews with snack industry leaders to learn about their journeys and the challenges they’ve overcome along the way and get great advice on how we can work together to make positive changes in the snack industry

Interested? Join Now!