The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is the sole organization representing female grocers and other women affiliated with the independent food industry. WGA specifically serves as NGA’s career development network for active female professionals as well as students interested in pursuing independent retail grocery careers.
The mission of WGA is to promote the recruitment, growth, development, and empowerment of women within the independent grocery industry.
WGA provides opportunities for all women in the grocery industry to meet and connect with peers from independent retail, wholesale, manufacturing/service providers, and associations at The NGA Show and other industry events. WGA promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences by encouraging professional development and growth.
WGA promotes the accomplishments of women in the industry through media channels and through the NGA Foundation. Each year, WGA gives the Woman of the Year award to an individual who exemplifies the true characteristics of a leader with passion for the independent grocery industry. This woman helps shape the face of her company or organization while distinguishing herself from her peers.
Nominations for the 2019 WGA Woman of the Year are due January 4, 2019!
WGA encourages women to take part in ongoing career, professional development, and various other educational opportunities through the NGA Foundation. WGA funds the Mary Macey Scholarship with an emphasis on supporting early career development.
Membership is open to any woman affiliated with an independent retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer, service supplier, or state/local association that maintains membership in NGA. Women throughout all levels in the industry as well as students are welcome and encouraged to join!
Contact Maggie White at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!