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Influential Women in Food: Alexis Bertrand, Reid’s Dairy Company

Nov. 17, 2022
In our seventh and final episode of our Influential Women in Food series, we’re talking with Alexis Bertrand, Quality Assurance Supervisor at Reid’s Dairy Company.

A great listener. A teacher. A champion of women she works with. All are phrases that could be used to describe Alexis. A forensic science student in college, Alexis went on after graduation to become a microbiology technician at Reid Dairy. As her career evolved, so too did her inclination to uplift the women around her. Not only has she been a key figure in bringing more women onto the production floor, but she’s also teaching a whole new generation of women at her local college on why they should consider a career in bioscience.

But science isn’t the only things she’s teaching the future workforce, she’s also helping them grow their confidence and find their voice. And it’s that voice that also helped Alexis speak up to ensure the women in her department were being compensated properly. We talk about all of that and whole lot more in this episode of the podcast. 

Follow along in this episode through the topics timestamped below

Introduction & Role 2:07

Career Evolution 4:06

How She’s Helping The Women Around Her – At Work and School: 9:00

Helping to Pave the Way For Women Through Education 13:25

Advice Received at the Start of Career That is Still Used Today 16:15

Advice for Those Coming into the Food and Beverage Industry 17:03

About the Author

Erin A. Hallstrom

Erin Hallstrom oversaw our digital content strategy for the Food Processing brand from 2008-2023. She is now the Associate Director of SEO Strategy for Endeavor Business Media, where she holds technical certifications in both website analytics and search engine optimization. Most recently, she was named the 2022 Marianne Dekker Mattera Award Winner

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