Convenience Store News Introduces 2020 Top Women in Convenience
NEWARK, N.J. — Convenience Store News will celebrate 52 female leaders at its 2020 Top Women in Convenience (TWIC) awards ceremony this fall.
Now in its seventh year, the program recognizes the important role women play in convenience retailing as managers and leaders. TWIC is the first and only convenience store industry awards program that recognizes women making outstanding contributions to their companies and the industry.
CSNews, with the help of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and the 2020 TWIC Advisory Board (which includes all five 2019 Women of the Year honorees), winnowed this year's record number of nominations down to the top female executives, managers and up-and-comers working for convenience store industry retailers, distributors and suppliers today.
The judges selected five Women of the Year, 21 Senior-Level Leaders, 22 Rising Stars and four Mentors to be inducted into the 2020 class of Top Women in Convenience.
The honorees were chosen based on nominations received from their peers. Drawing from achievements during the previous 12 months, nominators were asked to illustrate the candidate's innovative corporate initiatives, extraordinary financial and strategic accomplishments, astute problem-solving acumen, exceptional performance and selfless charitable participation, along with other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.
This year's Top Women in Convenience are:
WOMEN OF THE YEAR
Recognized for their exceptional impact on the success or direction of their company, as well as their positive impact on the convenience store industry as a whole
Anne Flint, Director of Category Management, Tobacco, EG Group
Julie Trapp-Clark, Senior Category Manager, 7-Eleven Inc.
Jennifer Weitkamp, Restaurant Manager, Rutter’s
Women who have made an extraordinary effort, and had an extraordinary impact, on the careers of their colleagues
Robin Donoho, Director of Marketing, Southeast, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc./Circle K
Rachel Beauchamp Ness, Senior Category Manager, New Food Concepts, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.
Vicki Spangler, Pricebook Manager, Rutter’s
Alicia West, Vice President, Midwest Region Sales, Altria Group Distribution Co.
The 2020 honorees will be celebrated at an awards gala on Oct. 12, taking place around the 2020 NACS Show, the largest annual gathering of the convenience store industry.
Supporters of the 2020 Top Women in Convenience program include: founding and presenting sponsor Altria Group Distribution Co.; platinum sponsors Reynolds American Trade Marketing Services and Ruiz Food Products Inc.; and gold sponsors BIC USA Inc., The Coca-Cola Co., The Hershey Co., McLane Co., and Procter & Gamble.