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WE BELIEVE IN AN

inclusive kitchen

COOKING TOGETHER

SPICEOLOGY & CULINARY INCLUSIVITY

From on the line to a seat at the table, the cutting board to the board room, our female workforce is a source of strength and inspiration at Spiceology. The women of our culinary world – home cooks, bakers, kitchen staff, chefs, restaurateurs, brewmasters, business owners, and every other female rocking her expertise – are deeply important to us. At Spiceology, we are committed to amplifying the voices, aspirations and innovations of women in our industry.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

These are important milestones to remind us of why women in the culinary world are pioneers, inspiring and, in general, badass. But at Spiceology, this is our everyday reality and commitment. We support and celebrate women, and we’ll continue to do so every day and month of the year.

LEADERSHIP AT SPICEOLOGY

Leadership at Spiceology

AND

We’re proud that more than

63% of our sales, marketing and admin teams are women

of our sales, marketing and admin teams are women.

Meet Co-Founder Heather Scholten

Before Spiceology, Heather started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006 where she gained national recognition for recipes that focused on homegrown, local and delicious ingredients.

Heather started the blog in 2006 after buying a farm in Eastern Washington as a way to keep friends and family abreast of her latest creations but quickly became a nationally recognized recipe developer, photographer and food stylist as she worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.

A true Renaissance woman, Heather was writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist for the blog. But by 2013, her world turned to experimenting with flavor when she was asked by Spiceology other co-founder, Pete Taylor, to join him on a spicy journey.

Over the past eight years Heather has worn many hats throughout Spiceology – from the early days where she and Pete filled orders and shipments to her latest role as Chief Information Officer. She made her mark and set the foundation for every department at Spiceology.

And while we love having Mama Spice (as she is affectionately called) at the helm of whatever department she’s led, 2021 marks her return to our test kitchen. As the Chief Recipe Innovator, Heather will return to her food blog roots developing drool inducing recipes, taking hunger pain causing photos and generally encouraging flavor seekers to get into the kitchen and experiment with flavor.

SPICEOLOGY WOMEN AT WORK

Celebrating some of the unique female flavor at Spiceology. 

Katie Yost
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Having a team of women in leadership means we can all amplify each other’s voices… that’s needed in the business world and especially the culinary world. At Spiceology, women’s voices are more heard because they’re more prevalent, if you increase the quantity you’re bound to have more of an impact on policy and decisions.

KATIE YOST
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Lizzie Cullen
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It’s really powerful to see successful companies run by women, especially at Spiceology where we’ve broken a bunch of financial barriers. A lot of people still associate successful million dollar companies with a male backbone and that simply isn’t the case. If you look behind the curtain you’ll see so many women on the executive board and in management roles.

LIZZIE CULLEN
SENIOR MANAGER – SUPPLY CHAIN & FORECASTING

Maria Emmer-Aanes
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I’ve sometimes felt like I’m the only woman at the table and you feel a responsibility to try and pave the way for other women. At Spiceology, having so many women has allowed for women to support each other in leadership roles.

MARIA EMMER-AANES
VP RETAIL & GROCERY

Sammy Hite
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Having a woman co-founder is incredible and it’s not something you see every day. Additionally, my boss is a woman and to see her grow, as I grow is so relatable, it makes you think ‘I want to be like them.’ The ambition it gives you is pretty great.

SAMMY HITE
INVENTORY SPECIALIST

Colleen Kirsten
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There’s not only a large female presence, but the women who have leadership roles are also active participants; these are women at the table who are being listened to, they’re directing, they’re very clearly in charge, engaged and equals. It’s nice to be at a place where it feels like we’re not competing with each other, where we have an equal spot at the table, and we are listened to without yelling.

COLLEEN KIRSTEN
CONTENT CREATOR

Gina Maulupe
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People talk about empathy like it’s a bad thing, but putting empathetic women leaders into positions gives us more opportunity to understand our customers. [From] HelpChefs.com to the Love is Love variety pack, we’ve really taken the stance of wrapping our arms around everyone in our community and allowed for women to support each other in leadership roles.

GINA MAULUPE
MANAGER – CLIENT SUCCESS TEAM

Darby McLean
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Having female leadership is not only fun and collaborative, but it creates a genuine balance. My background is in biotech and medical devices. At previous companies I was the only female leader and I’d sit in meetings with fourteen men and me. Being at Spiceology is so refreshingly progressive. I work with passionate people to find solutions and push projects forward.

DARBY MCLEAN
VP OF CHANNELS & DISTRIBUTION

Jeanne Ryan
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I’ve had amazing examples of leadership in my career, both male and female. And, the one thing these individuals had in common was knowing the power of supporting equality for women in the workplace. True leadership strength comes from not only embracing but celebrating the unique energy, experience and perspectives that we each have. Today, we celebrate our feminine side.

JEANNE RYAN
VP OF MARKETING

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I love working with other women especially in a really creative environment. Being a woman in the culinary industry you have to be super competitive but, in my experience, working with women takes away that competitive side of things and everyone can work together collaboratively.

LYNETTE PFLUEGER
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

To the other women of Spiceology, thanks for all you do to add better flavor to this world.