Women Grocers of America

 Once a social organization, WGA – operating under the NGA Foundation – has developed into a professional development network for women.


Inspiring and empowering women of the independent grocery industry through personal and professional development, cultivating connections and highlighting accomplishments and achievements.




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Cultivating connections to create meaningful and lasting peer relationships.

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Highlighting and recognizing achievements and accomplishments of women throughout the independent grocery industry.

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Creating opportunities for personal and professional development for women in the independent grocery industry.


Executive Female

Leaders Network

WGA is launching an exclusive Executive Female Leaders (EXFL) Network! This group is specifically designed for female leaders (directors and above) within the independent grocery industry. This professional community will allow you to reach your fullest career potential while supporting both personal and business growth. This opportunity is available to women in retail, wholesale, supplier, manufacturer and vendor companies. The group will meet in person, problem-solve, openly swap ideas, share experiences and much more.

Members are invited to two in-person meetings each year and are encouraged to participate in ongoing networking and idea exchange opportunities throughout the year.

Meetings may be held in conjunction with NGA events or as standalone meetings at member or sponsor facilities. Meeting agendas will include both formal presentations by professional speakers and member presentations.
Members are encouraged to attend all in-person sessions to take full advantage of the network. Members may be asked to give presentations to the group on current topics and participate in idea sharing of concepts that have worked well.

FEES: Annual dues of $150, invoiced annually by NGA. Meeting registration fee of $400. This includes materials and most meals (attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses).

Ready to apply? Please click here to download the application form. Contact Aileen Munster for more information.

WGA’s prestigious Woman of the Year Award was established in 1996 to give visible support and recognition to exceptional women in the grocery industry.

Learn more here. 

WGA distributes the Mary Macey Scholarship Award annually to promising college students pursuing careers in the independent grocery industry, with an emphasis on women in the industry.

Interested in Joining WGA?

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!

Please contact nga-foundation@nationalgrocers.org with any questions or for additional information.