Quick 5 With Upside is a series of bite-size conversations between Jackie LaPointe, Director of Grocery Retail at Upside, and the nation’s top women leaders in grocery. In these videos viewers will learn more about these women’s inspiring careers, experience, and the advice they have for the next generation of female leaders.
From IT intern to Director of Accounting, Christie has spent 20 years working her way up the corporate ladder by breaking down barriers to communication.
Leticia leads “Cardenas Edge,” the company’s Female Professional Development Group. Together they’ve driven results like 50% female leadership in-store. Listen to see how Leticia does it.
With 25+ years of experience, Subriana is an established food and beverage executive. Her advice for those new to the industry? Get involved early and put yourself out there. Hear more about her career progression and advice here.
From working in-store to overseeing the Northern California district, Valeria has worked her way up the ladder and leveraged her diverse experience to lead. Hear her thoughts on how consistency, empathy, and discipline can help women in grocery succeed.
After 31 years working in the grocery industry, Shonna Williams found her passion in produce and does what it takes to grow her leadership skills. Learn more about Shonna’s approach to “always apply yourself” and thrive in grocery.
“Every day and every opportunity you get - go for it.” As a high-impact, female leader in a male-dominated field, hear how Veronica broke through barriers and continues to grow in grocery.
CEO and Founder of Black woman-owned tea brand turned pain into passion to build a thriving company. Hear her inspiring journey and how she landed her brand in 700+ grocery stores, including Whole Foods.
Rising from a grocery store bagger at her father’s store to company Controller, Renee does it all and has hardworking in her blood. Hear about her approach to empowering others, knowing your worth, and the lessons she learned during her lifelong tenure in grocery.
Nia found professional success in Shopper Marketing by staying curious and open to new opportunities. Learn more about her journey and how she leverages a growth mindset.
Rina encourages others to push the limits of creativity, growth, and innovation to drive their personal passion and professional impact forward. Hear how she made the jump to retail, what motivates her to grow, and her three steps to quarterly success.
“Take your seat at the table, speak up, and have your voice heard.” In this conversation, Sarah discusses how to stand out and embrace your voice.
Darla has spent her career working up the ranks in the grocery industry. In this interview, Darla shares about her belief in a "don't give up, work hard" mentality, and advice for mentoring the next generation of leaders.
Sarah is a born problem-solver, helping her retailers find solutions for what they need. In our interview, she talks about speaking up and taking your seat at the table to make your voice heard.
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