Food Processing Releases Words of Wisdom from Kick-Ass Women in Food

At Food Processing, we define a Kick-Ass Woman as someone who isn’t afraid to be powerful, push harder and blaze trails—in the food industry and beyond. She looks at the world differently and unapologetically. And she isn’t afraid to shake things up.

Of course, there are multitudes of Kick-Ass Women in Food. So, to find the cream of the crop, we asked professionals in the food and beverage industry to nominate colleagues, mentors and leaders who they believe embody the criteria above and much more.

In partnership with CBD Marketing’s Kick-Ass Women™ movement and Putman Media, Food Processing is proud to present Words of Wisdom from Kick-Ass Women in Food.

Meet the 15 truly Kick-Ass Women who are sharing their wisdom with us

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  • Kick-ass, an interesting term, which I've only heard as applied to women. Patronizing? Maybe. So, although men come in all types and temperaments, a woman must necessarily be a tough b___, i.e., "kick-ass," to be worthy of emulation? My best leaders were mostly understated - albeit dynamic - individuals who didn't have to be "kick-ass," to gain respect. Kick-ass often connotes an ego-centric, cultish, facist-style approach to leadership.


  • Mr. Rowley -- Thank you for taking the time to comment. It's always good to have a dialogue with our readers. A couple of things to point out: - In the context of this project, 'kick-ass' is meant as a compliment. It's on par with 'innovative,' 'trail-blazing, 'forward-thinking,' and 'remarkable.' - Words of Wisdom from Kick-Ass Women is trademarked by our partners in this project, CBD Marketing. While we certainly stand behind our partnership and our belief that these women are kick-ass, the name of the compilation was pre-determined before we became involved.


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