Below is the agenda for the TWIG Leadership Development Program.

*Winners/attendees will have the option of adding the LDP to their ticket upon registering for the event for an additional fee.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

1:05 PM
- 1:35 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Sponsored by: 

1:40 PM
- 2:10 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

NextUp (formerly Network Of Executive Women) is a nonprofit learning, leadership and gender equality advocacy organization of over 14,000 members (representing nearly 900 organizations), over 300 national and regional corporate partners, and 22 regional groups in the United States and Canada. NextUp advances gender equality and diversity across many industries, including retail, consumer goods, financial services, and technology.

2:15 PM
- 2:45 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

How and why women should pursue such careers, and what do those careers entail?

2:45 PM
- 3:00 PM
Location: Wingsong Foyer

3:00 PM
- 3:30 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Learn the hottest industry and category trends related to e-commerce and food, as well as what the new path to purchase looks like in 2023.

Sponsored by: 

3:35 PM
- 4:05 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

All about the post-pandemic consumer’s new expectations, and how to meet them.

4:10 PM
- 4:40 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Discussion of front-line worker challenges and what’s next. Store Manager Roundtable

6:00 PM
- 7:30 PM

To celebrate Progressive Grocer being 100 years old we have an added feature to the normal TWIG welcome reception and will also be awarding our Top 10 Retailers of the Century that evening to make the occasion even more special.  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of honoring not only our Top Women in Grocery, but those top 11 retailers that have changed grocery over the past 100 years.  Be there to help us celebrate. Learn more about the Retailer of the Century Awards.

Friday, November 4, 2022

7:00 AM
- 7:45 AM
Location: La Coquina - Ground Floor

8:00 AM
- 9:00 AM
Location: Wingsong Foyer

9:00 AM
- 9:30 AM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

A discussion of the trends and technologies poised to change the way consumers navigate omnichannel shopping and the physical grocery store.
Sponsored by: 

9:35 AM
- 10:05 AM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Best practices on how to truly be an advocate and ally to women in grocery retail.

10:45 AM
- 11:15 AM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Women execs share insights on the topics of sustainability, marketing and premiumization in private label.

11:15 AM
- 11:30 AM
Location: Wingsong Foyer

11:30 AM
- 12:00 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

Insights, experiences and knowledge from inspiring women who are leaders in their HR roles and navigating unprecedented challenges.

Sponsored by: 

12:05 PM
- 12:35 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

How food retailers are taking ESG to the next level by shifting the focus to improving the planet instead of simply doing less harm.

12:40 PM
- 1:10 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

How to overcome the challenges of an industry in transformation. The best leadership and survival lessons learned in 2022.

1:10 PM
- 1:15 PM
Location: Wingsong 1-4

1:30 PM
- 2:15 PM
Location: La Coquina - Ground Floor

6:00 PM
- 11:30 PM

Our 16th annual formal dinner gala and awards reception honoring this year's Top Women In Grocery.
Cost: free for honorees; guests: $399 early bird ($449 after 9/16)


  • 6-7 pm - Opening Reception
  • 7-10pm - Dinner Gala & Awards Ceremony
  • 10 - 11:30pm - Post-Event Hershey Dessert Reception

*Agenda is subject to change