Sysco Celebrates International Women’s Day, Sponsors Let’s Talk Womxn Event in Support of Women-Owned Restaurant Owners

Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, celebrated the company’s fourth annual observance of International Women’s Day (IWD) across its global organization. To recognize this important day, Sysco sponsored the Let’s Talk Womxn’s Let’s Talk Change Virtual Summit on March 1, 2022.

Let’s Talk Womxn is a collaboration of women restaurant owners which aims to learn from and support each other through an action-led movement.

“Sysco is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of our commitment to inclusiveness,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s president and CEO. “I am grateful to the global steering committee of women leaders and volunteers who led the Company’s efforts this year. Their work reinforces the importance of challenging stereotypes, fighting biases and broadening perceptions while also further strengthening our business, industry and communities.”

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is Break the Bias. We imagine a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together, we can achieve equality for women.

“There is no better way to kick off Sysco’s International Women’s Day celebrations than partnering with Let’s Talk Womxn to help empower women restauranteurs,” said Adrienne Trimble, Sysco’s vice-president and chief diversity officer. “As the world’s largest foodservice distributor, partnering with Let’s Talk Womxn aligns with our Purpose – connecting the world to share food and care for one another. By listening to the voices of women restaurant owners Sysco can help identify solutions to better support their success and ensure their inclusion at our table.”

In addition to a variety of celebrations around the globe, Sysco will also honor winners of its Gender Equity Momentum (GEM) Award on March 8. The GEM Award recognizes associates who are making strides to remove gender barriers, champion gender equality and cultivate an inclusive culture. As Sysco celebrates IWD, the company is grateful to all of our associates and our women customers and suppliers, as we work together to Break the Bias.