Simplot Team Builds Skills, Connections at “Limitless” Event

April 18, 2024

Connection, education and inspiration were all on the menu as Simplot employees participated in the recent Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Leadership Conference in Dallas. The three-day, women-focused leadership conference brought together more than 2,500 foodservice industry professionals to experience amazing opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Simplot Group at the 2024 WWF Conference

About 40 women and allies from Simplot attended the annual event March 25-27, with the Company contingent composed of a diverse group of employees from across the business. Attendees included an international team from Simplot’s Global Food Business Group and representatives of several other different areas such as IT, Legal, Talent and Simplot’s AgriBusiness division.

Under the theme of “Limitless Together,” the WFF Leadership Conference offered something for everyone. Highlights included skill-building through more than 50 in-depth educational sessions; special Q&A executive panel discussions; unique opportunities to connect and develop new relationships; and dynamic and inspirational keynote speakers such as New York Times best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Kendra Scott, Founder, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Chairwoman of the eponymous jewelry company.

Two women holding a Simplot sign at the 2024 WWF Conference

Simplot Transformation and Change Management Lead Lauren Schulz said her first time at WFF did not disappoint. “In partnering with 40 women and allies from Simplot, we got to connect with leadership-minded women and hear from amazing speakers,” she pointed out. “It was really a memorable conference, and I have actionable steps I’ve taken away from it. I’m so grateful to Simplot for investing in my development and the development of so many amazing leaders.”

At Simplot, we recognize the important role of women’s leadership in our Company and the business sectors and industries we work in every day. We are deeply committed to women’s leadership development and providing women opportunities for advancement across the Company. Ongoing participation in the WFF is just one way we demonstrate that dedication, which aligns directly and naturally with our Passion for People, one of Simplot’s three Core Values.

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