March 02, 2022

Women’s History Month

Believing in one’s ability to lead
Three women
Every March, during Women’s History Month, the National Restaurant Association recognizes the contributions of women in the restaurant industry. Two years of dealing with the effects of COVID-19 delivered significant challenges for the executives and entrepreneurs leading restaurant businesses.

This year, we’re spotlighting the achievements of two CEOs of national restaurant brands and two independent restaurant owners, how they ascended to their leadership roles, and what they’ve learned and achieved throughout the pandemic. They share in common restaurant savvy, innate talent, determination, and most importantly, confidence in their ability to lead.

Sharing stories and advice are Michelle Allen of Mmelo, Vincenza Carrieri-Russo of V&M Bistro, Lisa Ingram of White Castle, and Kelli Valade of Red Lobster.