Women’s conference focuses on challenges, opportunities - The Packer

Women’s conference focuses on challenges, opportunities

04/22/2013 05:33:00 PM
Bettina Lindner Lippisch

Bettina Lindner LippischDan’l Mackey-Almy (from left), president, DMA Solutions; Dave Corsi, vice president of produce and floral for Wegmans Food Market; Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder and chairwoman of Frieda’s Inc.; Leonard Batti, executive vice president of Mixtec Group; Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk, chief executive officer of Seald Sweet International; and Julie Krivanek, president of Krivanek Consulting Inc., speak about their experiences in the produce industry.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — About 170 women from the produce industry are attending the inaugural Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference.

In the opening session on April 22, Collette Carlson, human behavior expert and author, shared her secrets to success, highlighting challenges and opportunities for women in leadership positions with an animated demonstration that kicked off the conference on a light note.

Following breakout sessions on vision building and strategic networking by faculty members of the Simmons School of Management, a panel of industry leaders shared insights into their secrets of success in the fresh produce industry.

The conference concludes April 23, with sessions on how to build and lead high-performance staffs, and how to grow business acumen.

Bettina Lindner Lippisch is General Manager of Red Book Credit Services, which is owned by Vance Publishing Corporation, owner of The Packer.

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