Tell SHFM members a little about yourself:
I own and operate the largest certified, woman-owned bakery in the NY Metro area. The Bread Gal Bakery is an artisan bakery providing fresh bread daily. Our delicious baked goods are scaled and rolled by hand, in the artisan tradition, and made without the use of preservatives and additives. Our mission over the past 25 years has been to provide our customers with an unparalleled level of high-quality, delicious baked goods, accompanied by an unsurpassed level of service.

What inspires you?
I'm constantly inspired by my colleagues in the hospitality and foodservice industry. There is an endless supply of creativity, passion and dedication to creating experiences that bring joy. Ive always seen these attributes, but with the pandemic, it was even more prevalent as I joined so many people and organizations within SHFM and the rest of the industry to assist where we could. No matter if it was money, goods or our time, we found creative and impactful ways to help others in need. I've never been more inspired by this industry than I have been in the past year.

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
It’s a reminder to appreciate the daily efforts that we all put into what we do. Women play a vital role in so many areas. Women’s History month gives us an opportunity to celebrate each other and our contributions to society. I love reading the stories about their achievements, their strength in the face of adversity and their passion for what they do. Knowing where others come from and the journey that has brought them to where they are today is inspiring.

How can SHFM members support women in our organizations?
SHFM does an amazing job creating awareness; not only for women, but for all people in the industry. We celebrate our colleagues achievements, provide opportunities for each other when we have the ability to and work together towards industry goals. I know my SHFM family is there to help me in any way they can and I would do the same of any of them.

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