Hattie Hill

Hattie HillChief Executive Officer, Women's Foodservice Forum

Session: Women Leaders: Taking Charge of Your Career

 

Get to Know Hattie

Hattie Hill is chief executive officer and president of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), an organization that represents more than 300 of the largest companies in the rapidly growing food industry and many of the world’s most recognized brands. Since taking the helm in 2013, she has forged a new strategic direction for the organization and turned around two years of financial losses to drive a 25% increase in revenue.

As head of the largest national organization focused on advancing women leaders and driving parity on executive teams in the food ecosystem, Ms. Hill has deep insights into how to connect and communicate with the fastest growing consumer segment in the country: women.

A lifelong advocate for women leaders, she has invested her career in helping equip women leaders with the competencies and mindset to advance into key executive roles. She recognizes the influential role women play as consumer decision makers for themselves and their families, and how to apply that understanding through effective marketing. Although adept at working with varied audiences, Ms. Hill specializes in helping C-level officers and board members navigate change and take decisive action.

As founder and CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises (HHE), Ms. Hill has a 30-year record of accomplishment in connecting key products and services with the audiences and markets that will most benefit from them. Focused on effectively collaborating with clients and delivering training processes that provide maximum impact, she led a team of 30 HHE consultants to train companies to incorporate high performance strategies to better prepare for global competition. She experienced especially strong success in serving the needs of the dynamic food industry, working with such clients as McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, Aramark and Compass.

Ms. Hill is a consummate communicator, both as an author of three successful books and a highly sought-after public speaker. She is regularly quoted in local and national news publications including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Ms. Hill enjoys serving as both an inspirational and aspirational leader who helps teams and organizations envision larger roles with greater impact. This is well reflected in her extensive service as a director on numerous for-profit and nonprofit boards.