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Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice industries. With over 67,000 associates across the globe, Sysco operates approximately 330 distribution facilities in 13 countries and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal year 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of $59 billion.
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  • Sysco Kristine Bowen

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Sysco

    • Name

      Kristine Bowen

    • Position

      President Sysco Seattle


    Kristine Bowen is the President of Sysco Seattle with 25 years of Sysco experience. Kristine joined Sysco Portland (Oregon) in 1993 as Marketing Manager and was named Senior Director, Marketing, in 2001, before moving to Sysco Los Angeles in 2003 as Vice President, Marketing. In 2012, Kristine joined Sysco Riverside (California) as Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing. While at Sysco Riverside, Kristine was a founder of the Women's Insight Network (WIN), an inclusive group that promotes collaboration and diversity, while encouraging, educating and empowering women within the organization. She was promoted to Executive Vice President, Sysco Los Angeles, in Dec. 2016 before being promoted to her current role as President of Sysco Seattle in June 2018.

  • Sysco Anita Zielinski

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Sysco

    • Name

      Anita Zielinski

    • Position

      Senior Vice President- Cheif Accounting Officer

      Houston, TX

    Anita A. Zielinski has served as Sysco's Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since April 2017.  Prior to joining Sysco, Ms. Zielinski served as partner of Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm ("E&Y"), since 2013 and as a member of E&Y's assurance practice for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with both large and midcap public registrants on securities law filings, business combinations and complex acconting and financial reporting matters, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Sysco April Dobes

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Sysco

    • Name

      April Dobes

    • Position

      Executive Vice President

      Jacksonville, FL

    April Dobes, Executive Vice President, Sysco Jacksonville (Florida) joined Sysco in 1996 as a college intern and has been an integral member of Sysco’s finance organization for over 20 years. She held the positions of Staff Accountant and Assistant Controller before being promoted to Controller at Sysco Jacksonville in 2001. In 2006, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Finance, and then to Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, in 2009. She served in this position for four years before being promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer, for Sysco’s Southeast Market, a position that enabled her to help drive financial results within the market through a cross-functional focus on developing financial acumen and a deeper understanding of the business. April is also a member of Sysco’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and serves on Sysco’s Finance Governance Committee. April was promoted to her current role as EVP, Sysco Jacksonville, in August 2018.

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What Women Should Know about Working At Sysco
Start here. Go anywhere.

Sysco has a strong commitment to helping women discover the power of their own possibilities. Here, you’ll find diversity throughout our company. We understand that an inclusive workplace enables all associates to grow and contribute to Sysco’s success.

Discover yourself.

What kind of future do you dream about? Who do you want to be? Sysco embraces the different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds that make each of us unique. From day one, you will be encouraged to set goals and dream big.  Are you up to the challenge?

Your ambition. Our support.

To advance and empower women, Sysco offers our associates the tools, resources, training, and a wide range of paths to grow their careers and reach their full potential.

Sysco reinforces our commitment to diversity and inclusion by:
  • Supporting the development of women leaders, sponsoring significant participation in programs by the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF);
  • Partnering with women and minority-owned suppliers;
  • Creating programs to help attract, maintain, and develop a diverse workforce:
    • Enterprise-wide awareness training
    • Mentoring Program
    • Summer Internship Program
    • Internal and external networking groups

We offer.

  • Pregnancy and adoption leave benefits
  • Child and elder care discounts
  • Financial assistance services
  • Parenting and family support
  • Adoption consultation and referrals
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tax-free dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent scholarships
  • And many more exciting benefits!

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