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SupplySide West podcast: Regulatory women are backbone of nutrition industrySupplySide West podcast: Regulatory women are backbone of nutrition industry

Women that advise on legal and manufacturing matters in a traditionally male role show strength of character

Sandy Almendarez

October 25, 2018

A regulatory consultant in the food and supplement industries must be confident and knowledgeable to navigate the murky waters of laws that are often not black and white. When a woman takes this role, she is acting outside of gender norms in a field dominated by men. In this Healthy Insider podcast, Rena Cohen-First, director of sales, Western Region, The Wright Group, talks with Denise Webster, regulatory consultant, Food Brand Protection, about her career as a Gen X female leader. Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, shares a bit of the Millennial perspective.

They discuss:

  • The type of personality it takes to be a regulatory consultant in the food and supplement industries, and Webster’s successful career path;

  • The perks and flexibility a company can provide to attract female leaders;

  • Where the next generation of women in the health and nutrition industry can find mentors and solidarity.

Links and resources

  • Cohen-First will be speaking at the SupplySide Workshop “Boosting Your ROI: Secrets to Business Success,” Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 to 11 a.m. At the workshop, she’ll provide insights she gleaned from conversations like the one on today’s podcast.

Got feedback? Email Sandy at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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