Shannon Spake emphasizes importance of hard work at Southern Roots
One of the highlights of any Southeast Produce Council show is the Southern Roots luncheon. At Southern Innovations 2023, Shannon Spake of FOX Sports, was the keynote speaker, and she didn’t disappoint.
Spake discussed her life — the good times as well as bad — her accomplishments in a male-dominated industry and the value of hard work. “Hard work is genderless,” she said, making it clear that hard work is the best pathway for men or women to achieve their dreams. She also said that “it is OK for women to be sad, happy, tired or guilty — just feel."
Kim Andreason of Jason’s Deli, Melissa Oliver of Bolthouse Farms, Molly Edenfield of Southeast Produce Council, Sabrina Pokomandy of Highline Mushrooms, Dez Forsythe of NPC Powered by Foodbuy, Mary-Scott Demarchis of Gotham Greens, Jennifer Pierce of Southeast Produce Council, Erin Waters of Shuman Farms and Kim St. George of Dole Fresh Vegetables.