WE HAVE MOVED THIS EVENT TO START THE YEAR WITH A GREAT START! YOU TOLD US… WE LISTENED… NOW JAN. 12, 2PM – 3:30PM!
Join WFIM for an upclose and personal virtual fireside chat with MARY DALIMONTE & MIKE FATA, both extraordinary and inspiring leaders in the food industry. Find out about their journeys that have LEAD TO PERSONAL & BUSINESS GROWTH & TRANSFORMATION WITH SUCCESS & PURPOSE.
BE ENLIGHTENED, ENGAGED, EMPOWERED FOR 2022.
MARY IS A FORMER SVP SOBEYS, RETAIL & FOOD TRANSFORMATION EXPERT, BOARD OF GIANT TIGER & SOL CUISINE…
MIKE FATA IS A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR / ADVISOR FOR UPCOMING NATURAL FOOD COMPANIES, HAVING ACHIEVED SUCCESSFUL 9 FIGURE EXITS…
BOTH GIVE BACK SO OTHERS CAN THRIVE!!! FIND OUT HOW!!!
VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT BEGINS AT 2PM…
Brenda Seto, WFIM Board Director starts the chat with some key questions for the speakers…
LEARN ABOUT MIKE’S JOURNEY OF CHALLENGES AND ADVERSITY… How Mike went from 300 lbs in high school to his life’s work in healthy food & lifestyle and successfully investing & building several food companies… Find out which ones and how. His life’s work has been astounding, leading to multiple awards as well as personal reward along the way… FIND OUT HOW HIS JOURNEY BECAME FUELLED WITH SUCCESS AND PURPOSE…AND MORE!
LEARN ABOUT MARY’S JOURNEY IN A TRADITIONALLY DOMINANT MALE LED FOOD INDUSTRY. How Mary was there over the years to TRANSFORM a traditional male dominated FOOD & RETAIL industry from the inside and out… Moving up the ranks to former SVP Sobeys, on boards of Giant Tiger, Sol Cuisine, a Retail and Food Transformation Leader… SUPPORTING WOMEN EXECUTIVES IN THE INDUSTRY over the years. We are thrilled to catch up with Mary… AND MORE!
Both Mike and Mary strongly believe in paying it forward through MENTORSHIP and meaningful PURPOSE & IMPACT!
MIKE AND MARY WILL ALSO ASK EACH OTHER QUESTIONS… MIKE IS THE CHAIR OF SOL CUISINE. MARY IS ON ITS BOARD, ALONG WITH OTHER WOMEN BOARD MEMBERS. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS…
What’s NEW? What’s NEXT?
YOU CAN ASK ANYTHING YOU WANT… THE FLOOR IS OPEN!!!
STAY ON AFTER 3:00PM FOR 1/2 HOUR MEET THE SPEAKERS!
TICKET PROCEEDS go to FRED VICTOR CENTRE which helps homeless, providing thousands of meals…
***BONUS! BE 1 OF 50 PEOPLE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT TO RECEIVE A FREE WFIM MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022!!!***. SAVINGS OF $135 REGULAR PRICE STARTS FEB. 1/ 2022!
ACT NOW! TOGETHER WE GIVE BACK & THRIVE!!!!
SEE YOU ON NEW DATE JAN. 12 AT 2PM!!!
EARLY BIRD: Register by December 31st and get $10 off your ticket then invite guests to attend! It’s for a great cause! Thank you for your support of WFIM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special guest and group codes.
Fred Victor is committed to ending homelessness. Serving communities for over 125 years, Fred Victor has grown from a single mission at Queen and Jarvis to a multi-service organization with over 20 locations across Toronto. In addition to affordable housing, transitional housing, and emergency shelters, Fred Victor provides a constellation of supports to help people secure and maintain a safe place to live.
Mary Dalimonte retired Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Commercial Programs for Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery retailer and food distributor.
Ms. Dalimonte joined Sobeys in 2008 as the General Manager of Sobeys Urban Fresh, responsible for stewarding the banner’s operations, merchandising and marketing teams, while building key relationships with store operators and suppliers.
Ms. Dalimonte was subsequently appointed to Vice President of Private Label and, in 2012, promoted to Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Commercial Programs for Sobeys Inc. In her most recent capacity, she led the strategic plans and drove the development and execution of customer-focused, market-leading innovations and new store concept designs for Sobeys’ Full-Service banners across Canada.
Ms. Dalimonte earned her Bachelor of Arts from York University. Prior to joining Sobeys Inc., she held a variety of progressively senior retail management roles at Loblaw Supermarkets Ltd., including Senior Director of Store Operations, General Manager of Retail Operations, and Vice-President of Store Operations.
With over 40 years of achievement in the retail grocery industry and recognized as the ‘Go-To’ trusted industry executive, Mary is known as a change agent and the quintessential foodie. She is recognized for her strategic and tactical leadership in the grocery and food industry. Her broad business expertise spans Merchandising, Multi Banner Operations, Private Label, Innovation Development and Process Management, Governance and New Store Concept Development and Design.
Mary has strong leadership, collaboration, people management and communication skills and demonstrates an ability to authentically build successful relationships that generate optimal results.
Her passion for food has been the driving force of her career, whether it has been identifying new trends or championing innovation. Her skills are highly requested and is currently engaged as a consultant to the CPG Industry.
An award-winning and active member of the grocery community, Mary has been awarded and recognized for her many accomplishments including the ‘2017 Star Women Award’ from Canadian Grocer, the ‘Top Women in Grocery’ award for North America in 2014 and was the first female and grocery retail executive to win the ‘Food Service Excellence Award’ from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Ontario.
Of particular note, awarded in 2018 the ‘Golden Pencil Award’, highest honor awarded by the Food Industry Association of Canada recognizing excellence through career dedication and making a significant and worthwhile contribution to the Canadian Food Industry.
Mary serves as a Board Director for Giant Tiger Stores Ltd., Board Director for Sol Cuisine, Board Director for the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Board Advisor to Grocery Business, Board Advisor to Inspired Organization for MBA future leaders, Academy Mentor to Women in Food Industry Management, and Mentor Leader to the Network of Executive Women.
Ms. Dalimonte is passionate about giving back to community and serves on the food raising committee for the Fred Victor Charity. As the cornerstone of her leadership, she continues to mentor and coach mentoring and dedicates her time to being a keynote speaker for MBA students across various university faculties as member of the Advisory Board for INSPIRE North, a non-profit organization that motivates and empowers Canadian youth by organizing educational events with executives who share their experiences and advice.
Mike co-founded Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods in 1998. From 1998 to 2016, he ran all aspects of the company as Chairman of the Board and CEO. In February 2019 Mike helped guide the strategic sale of Manitoba Harvest to Tilray for $419 million dollars.
Mike has dedicated over 25 years studying and practicing natural health, starting in 1995 when he made the life changing decision to lose over 100lbs, and go from 300lbs to his current 180Lbs. He has gained an excellent knowledge of human anatomy, diet, nutrition and natural health lifestyle. Mike is a keynote speaker, has been featured on various media countless times regarding natural health, nutrition, hemp foods, organic agriculture, sustainable business and entrepreneurship.
Mike has won numerous awards;
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004)
Socially Responsible Business Award (2006)
The Lorax Award (2006)
Top 40 under 40 (2008)
Company of the Year (2010)
CHFA Organic Achievement Award (2010)
Spirit of Winnipeg Award (2014)
Nutrition Business Journal Education Award (2014)
CME Emerging Business Award (2014)
EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2014)
MFPA Presidents Award (2016)
OTA Organic Rising Star Award (2016)
Top 100 Health Influencers (2017)
John Holtmann Leadership Award (2021)
Mike is currently Chief Executive Officer of Fata & Associates, Chairman of the Board of Sol Cuisine, Director (Past Chairman) of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and investor/advisor to a portfolio of companies (Om Mushrooms, Mid-Day Squares, Love Good Fats, GoodCap Wellness).
Mike is a homeschooling father, certified holistic health coach and avid backyard organic farmer. In his free time he enjoys coaching and mentoring natural products industry entrepreneurs. In 2021 Mike launched www.fatafleishman.org a mass mentorship toolbox for CPG entrepreneurs.
Mike hosts Natural Product Founders helping Founders on Clubhouse.
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