Women’s Foodservice Forum to Honor 3 ‘Industry Titans’ With North Texas Ties

The Forum advocates for gender equity and the promotion of women leaders in the industry, and the Industry Titans will be recognized in March in Dallas.


Three foodservice industry leaders with ties to North Texas are being honored by the Dallas-based Women’s Foodservice Forum as 2019 Industry Titans.

7-Eleven President and CEO Joseph DePinto, Dallas-based Brinker International CEO and President Wyman Roberts, and Yum! Brands CEO Greg Creed are among 35 people who will be recognized at the WFF 2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference March 10-13 in Dallas in celebration of the forum’s 30th anniversary. 

Greg Creed

Wyman Roberts


Jospeh DePinto

The Industry Titans are being recognized for their leadership and commitment to gender equity, investing in the future of women leaders, and impact on the food industry.

7-Eleven Inc. is a Japanese-owned, Irving-based international chain of convenience stores, and DePinto has been president and CEO of the company since 2005. 

Roberts has been at the helm of Brinker International since 2013. Brinker is the parent company of the Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant chains.

Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands is the parent company of WingStreet and Pizza Hut, both headquartered in Plano. 

According to the Women’s Foodservice Forum, an “Industry Titan” is an executive who is creating change to increase opportunities for women and drive business growth.  

Women’s Foodservice Forum celebrates 30th anniversary

The Annual Leadership Development Conference is an immersive experience where women connect with and learn from industry influencers, experts, and each other.

The Women’s Foodservice Forum connects with the industry year-round through Lead The Way, the industry’s gender equity movement, that was launched and championed by WFF. 

According to the WFF, the food industry is the second largest employer of women, but it says that women are significantly underrepresented in leadership positions. Lead The Way aims to offer a “data-driven roadmap” with trackable metrics and tools—from best-practices to talent sourcing and leadership development—that are intended to help companies shift toward more equitable work environments.

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