Business-to-business publication Nation’s Restaurant News has named National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney to its 2019 Power list.

Sarah Lockyer, publisher of NRN, said the Power List’s intent was to focus attention on the industry’s continuing efforts to hire more women into its executive ranks and break the glass ceiling. “We saw the importance of making this statement at a time when businesses need an improved commitment to gender equality, better workforce practices and an emphasis on inclusivity and emotional intelligence,” she said.

At the Women’s Foodservice Forum last year, Sweeney told the audience, “If we can move the needle in this industry, we can change, quite literally, the whole employment world.”

In addition to Sweeney, Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post, Cracker Barrel CEO Sandra Cochran, Subway President and CEO Jan Risi, Wendy’s Chief Global Development officer Abigail Pringle, Sonic President Claudia San Pedro, and Red Lobster President Salli Setta, were among the women named to this year’s Power List.