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The prestigious WGA Woman of the Year Award was established by the WGA Board of Directors in 1996 to provide visible support and recognition to outstanding women in the independent grocery industry. Nominees exemplify true characteristics of a leader with passion for the independent grocery industry. She is a visionary who is an inspiration to others both within her community and workplace. The Woman of the Year distinguishes herself from her peers while also shaping the face of her company or organization.
Nominations typically launch in October or November and close in January. WGA invites you to nominate yourself or another exemplary female in the independent food sector. The Woman of the Year will be recognized for her accomplishments at the NGA Show each year.
The Woman of the Year Award is generously sponsored by:
To nominate a colleague or yourself, please use the form below. The file attachment or description should be no more than 1 – 2 pages and describe the following:
2023: Gwen Christon, Owner & Operator, Isom IGA
2022: Suzanne Schmitz, Owner/Operator (SaveALot Retail Partner), Save A Lot
2021: Pamela Coy, Owner, Viking Village Foods
2020: Jennifer Graff, Perishable Director, Columbiana Foods
2019: Jan Gee, President and CEO, Washington Food Industry Association