Former Church’s prexy Moddelmog touts WFF networking clout

Former Church’s prexy Moddelmog touts WFF networking clout

CHICAGO Church’s [3] Fried Chicken and current president and chief executive of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, returned to her old industry stomping grounds to address attendees of this year’s Annual Leadership Luncheon here. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Moddelmog, who was Church’s president from 1995 to 2004 and has over-seen operations at Susan G. Komen since 2006, said of seeing her foodservice friends again, “It’s like old-home week,” and then congratulated the WFF on the mentoring it has done and continues to do on behalf of women in the restaurant industry. She urged attendees to continue to support the WFF’s efforts to increase the role of women in business and to take advantage of the services the organization provides. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“People who are very serious about women being on boards are here today,” she said, “and that is very inspiring to me and others. I encourage you to use what tools are available from the WFF to help you.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

She also told attendees not to fear change, but, rather, to embrace risk. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“If you are not taking risks, then you are not growing,” she said, “and you have to hire people who are smarter than you. Only then will it all fall into place.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Moddelmog further stated that it is important to participate in the networking aspect the WFF affords its members. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“Women are the best networkers,” she said. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Looking around the room, she added, “Someone could be sitting at your table today who can open up a whole new world for you.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Citing the mentors who have affected her own life, Moddelmog first thanked her father for believing in the “Puritan work ethic.” As a result, she said, the family “lived our lives that way.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“He also thought I should not only learn how to bake a pound cake, but know how to change the oil in my car,” she said. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Moddelmog also recognized such WFF stalwarts as Edna Morris, Carla Cooper and Julia Stewart for being “informal mentors” and “doing things so much beyond foodservice.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“One thing strikes me,” she said. “At the beginning I was pretty self-focused. I was running Church’s, had two kids and a wonderful husband, but [too] much was going on in my life to know about what the WFF was doing. I really want to credit the organization’s founders for making me think about doing more than just climbing the corporate ladder, doing something for others.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

The 52-year-old Moddelmog, a breast cancer survivor since 2001, then told the audience about her current mission at Susan G. Komen: to raise both awareness and funds for a cure. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Noting there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, she stressed the current number of mammograms among white professional women has decreased and that women cannot afford to avoid being tested. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“Please don’t let that happen,” she said. “It is so important that we take care of ourselves.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

Moddelmog noted that about 25 years ago the federal government spent about $30 million on breast cancer research, but the figure has grown to approximately $900 million today. She said Susan G. Komen’s goal is to raise $2 billion in the next 10 years. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“We are going to fund research, do things the [National Cancer Institute] is not doing,” she said. “The bottom line is saving lives.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

The former foodservice executive ended her keynote speech by telling attendees to “reach out beyond your comfort networks.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“I want to leave you with a message of change: Do something you love to do and you’ll be great at it,” she said. “Take a risk, a chance and listen to the leadership competencies. If you do, you’ll have success.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

In addition to Moddelmog’s keynote speech, the WFF awarded its annual Jackie B. Trujillo “SOAR” Award to Sodexo, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based contract foodservice company. The award recognizes a company’s commitment to gender diversity and the advancement of female leaders. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“This is an extremely large honor for Sodexo,” said Michael Norris, president and chief operating officer of corporate services. “It’s also an honor to be recognized by your peers. Our employees are our most important asset. We believe in true accountability when it comes to diversity. —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

“It’s not just about bringing people through the door and retaining them. It’s about bringing them to the table.” —Saluting the role that the Women’s Foodservice Forum has played over the past 20 years in influencing the restaurant industry to include more women on boards and in their executive ranks, Hala Moddelmog, the former head of

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