Fragrance Notes Issue 3, 2018 - Page 33

INDUSTRY NEWS Women in Flavor and Fragrance 1982 to present Do you know the WFFC? Founded in 1982 as an informal meeting of 22 professional women and incorporated in 1983 by this same forward-think- ing and passionate group, the Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc. (WFFC) was established to provide women employed in the flavor and fragrance industry with a forum for networking, education, career advancement, and camaraderie. With more than 500 members and three chapters in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; and New Jersey, the WFFC is a passionate group committed to the professional development of indi- viduals in the flavor and fragrance industry. As a leading flavor and fragrance industry organization, WFFC brings its members and the industry togeth- er for unparalleled educational seminars, volunteer opportunities, and networking events. The WFFC is an organization that exists and is thriving because of its members. Each network- ing event, educational seminar, and membership initiative is created by dedicated committees com- prised of volunteers. The WFFC prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of its members through our Annual Recognition Awards Dinner and our Annual Gala. Today, the WFFC’s scope of membership includes members at every stage of their career within every facet of the industry—newly minted perfumers and flavorists, to marketing and sales professionals with decades of experience, to small business owners, to employees of multinational corporations, to purchasing professionals versed in the crop cycles of essential oils and market dynam- ics of aroma chemicals, to PhDs at the forefront of technological advancement in our evolving industry, and many more. The WFFC’s unique membership demographic ensures access to industry influencers through members-only networking events and mentor- ship programs, giving members a competitive advantage in the changing landscape of the flavor and fragrance industry. For more information, go to FN From top: The WFFC’s 2018 Board of Directors; the WFFC Chicago Chapter event; the WFFC New Jersey Chapter; the WFFC Cincinnati Chapter Above: From one of WFFC’s Chicago Chapter events. Middle: 2018 WFFC Board. Bottom: Issue 3, 2018 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 33