Carol Forshee

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Forshee,-CarolCarol Forshee

C&S Wholesale Grocers
Vice President Fresh Procurement and Merchandising

Years with company: 19 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:
University of Minnesota

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have been privileged to have many incredible mentors throughout my career.  They have provided insight, guidance and advice and most important, challenged and inspired me through each stage of my career.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to dateIt has been very rewarding to be a champion for woman associates in the food industry, acting as a mentor and advisor to women on how to successfully traverse the ever changing terrain.    I have been fortunate to watch many women continue to grow and achieve their goals as they find success building their careers.

Most challenging part of your job: I am fortunate to be working for a company that is growing at an astounding rate year over year.  While this is an exciting and rewarding time for all, it is challenging to juggle the ever changing priorities while keeping the teams focused on customer satisfaction.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Find a career you are a passionate about. Learn something new every day.   Take risks without fear of making mistakes as this is how we learn.   Most important of all, pay it forward when you have achieved your goals by coaching and helping to develop young women just embarking on their journey.

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and reading a good book.