Among this year’s winners for Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2023 Women in Supply Chain awards, TraceGains is proud to see team members and customers alike. The program honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Winners on the TraceGains team
Rachel Jones, Senior Director of Marketing, and Sara Jane Bellocchi, Networked Ingredients Functional Consultant, have both been named as winners for their contributions. With a rapid career trajectory and a robust portfolio of achievements under her belt, Rachel’s impactful work in the food and beverage supply chain has led to significant growth for TraceGains, demonstrating her ability to strategize, execute, and deliver results in an intensely competitive market.
“I’m truly humbled to be recognized among some of the supply chain industry’s most inspiring female leaders,” said Jones. “Our team at TraceGains is committed to helping food and beverage brands mitigate supply chain risks, source ingredients responsibly, and ensure compliance. And for me, this award – from one of the most reputable publications in our field – is further motivation to keep pushing the boundaries of innovation and diversity in supply chain management, nurture new talents, and spark meaningful discussions that drive industry progression.”
With more than a decade of leadership experience in the natural foods industry, Sara Jane has been instrumental in driving improved safety standards and enhancing quality assurance processes for multiple companies in the food and beverage industry.
“What an incredible accolade to stand alongside such esteemed women from across the supply chain sector,” said Bellocchi. “I’ve dedicated my career to championing food and beverage professionals and the brands we serve. This award is recognition of not only my accomplishments, but also underscores TraceGains’ commitment to empowering female talent and fostering an inclusive workplace.”
Women supporting women in food and beverage
April Bishop, Senior Director of Food Safety at TreeHouse—a TraceGains customer—was also recognized as a Women in Supply Chain award winner after being nominated by the TraceGains team. TreeHouse Foods needed a trusted partner to streamline operations and adapt to changing regulations, leading to the implementation of TraceGains’ networked ingredient-sourcing platform. With April Bishop managing supplier and ingredient data, the partnership has resulted in remarkable success.
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