Executive Female Leaders Network (EXFL)

Executive Female Leaders (EXFL) Network 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.


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

Want to Join EXFL?

Contact Chelsea Matzen for more information, cmatzen@nationalgrocers.org.

Already a Member of EXFL?

The next EXFL meeting is co-located with the Executive Conference & Public Policy Summit in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, Oct 25 at 6pm through Friday, Oct 27 at 12pm

Cancellation Policy

Annual dues are non-refundable. Meeting registration fees will be credited to a future event minus any non-refundable incurred costs.