The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) is now accepting applications for the second annual WFF Sewell Scholars Award. This scholarship program, in partnership with Sysco Corporation, offers a grant to a high-potential woman in the foodservice industry to attend the WFF Executive Leadership Program.

“The recipient of the Sewell Scholarship will be a woman who shows an outstanding commitment to continuing her education,” says WFF President and CEO Fritzi Woods. “This grant enables the recipient to build leadership skills and strengthen her ability to be a leader within her organization and her community.”

Scholarship recipients receive a $15,000 grant covering attendance and accommodations to the WFF Executive Leadership Program held annually during the WFF Executive Summit, and biannually at the Kellogg School of Management’s campus. This year’s scholarship recipient will also receive a complimentary registration to attend the WFF’s Annual Leadership Development Conference with travel and accommodations included.

If you are or someone you know is an aspiring woman with the desire to broaden business and leadership skills, visit for an application. Interested parties must return completed applications to WFF headquarters by January 15, 2013. The award recipients will be announced at the WFF Leadership Development Conference April 14 to 17, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.

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The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry’s premier leadership development organization with more than 20 years of experience advancing women in the foodservice industry. WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds of employers in all segments of the industry including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more. Through highly effective and educational events such as the Annual Leadership Development Conference, Executive Summit and Regional Connects as well as professional development and rich networking opportunities, WFF provides the competence and strategic connections needed to make a positive difference in the careers of women in the foodservice industry.

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