Women Grocers of America (WGA)

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.

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WGA Objectives:

  • Education: award college scholarships to support early career development and offer lifelong learning opportunities for working professionals.
  • Mentorship: promote the exchange of ideas and experience by strategically placing individuals together to encourage professional development and growth.
  • Recognition: recognize those individuals who exemplify the highest standards of industry excellence through award programs.  
  • Networking: provide opportunities for all women in the grocery industry to meet and connect with peers from independent retail, wholesale, manufacturing/service providers and associations. 

Scholarships and Awards

The WGA Board of Directors is passionately committed to recognizing women who exemplify the WGA mission and objectives by distributing college scholarship funds and hosting awards programs. Please contact Lavinia Davis-Laux for more information about the Woman of the Year Award, and the Mary Macey Scholarship program. 

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