Director of National Field Training Shares Networking Expertise at Foodservice Forum for Women
Church’s Chicken Director of National Field Training, Felicia White, attended this year’s Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Leadership Development Conference to present insightful tips and strategies for maximizing the event’s opportunities to first-time attendees. The annual event, held April 2-5, 2017 in Orlando, FL, gathers the foodservice industry’s best and brightest for networking, dynamic keynotes, insightful workshops and educational sessions. The 2017 event was attended by over 3,000 female professionals in the foodservice industry and featured an impressive array of speakers from within the foodservice industry and beyond.
Church’s Chicken felt this was a unique chance to give back to the industry by sharing the knowledge and best practices gained through its experience as one of the world’s largest chicken chains. During her presentation, White discussed ways to leverage the many in-person and digital networking opportunities afforded by the event. White, who has been with Church’s Chicken for nearly a decade, oversees all training for the brand’s domestic operations. She is also the co-founder and chair of the Church’s Women’s Forum, whose mission is to provide team members with opportunities for professional development, mentoring and networking to engage the full leadership potential of its members.
“Mentoring professional women to thrive and nurture their innate talents within this industry is a passion of mine,” White added. “It’s so incredibly important for women to connect with, elevate and support each other so that we can improve ourselves and our organizations. It was such an honor to share my own experiences with this amazing group.”
White holds an associate’s degree in culinary arts, a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration and master’s degree in business administration.
“Our organization is so proud to nurture opportunities for growth and development to all of its employees. That’s how we get better, that’s how we grow,” said Joe Christina, CEO of Church’s. “The Church’s Women’s Forum enables our team to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other to improve. Felicia perfectly embodies the values that our brand stands for – doing the right thing and stepping up in support of others. We’re so proud of her and we’re lucky to have her on our team.”
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside the Americas) has more than 1,600 locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.