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Women's History Month 2020

Published on March 02, 2020

Two of Yum! Brands' values are "believe in ALL people" and "recognize WINS, big and small," so when celebrations like Women's History Month come around, we recognize them in a BIG way. We can't help ourselves. It's ingrained in our company DNA. 

This March, we're celebrating #WomenAtYum by highlighting their recent accomplishments, and we hope you'll join us by liking, sharing and commenting, so that together, we can continue to support, honor and elevate women everywhere.


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KFC U.S. LEGAL TEAM

Melanie BootesSarah Osborn Hill and Kate Ward make up the KFC U.S. legal team and were recently recognized for their work in Louisville Business First.


CAROL CLEMENTS, PIZZA HUT U.S. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Pizza Hut U.S.'s Carol Clements brings a whole new meaning to the term "world traveler" – she’s been to 52 countries and does not plan to slow down any time soon!

Learn more about the chief technology officer, her passion for the brand and what shaped her into who she is today on HutLife.


TRACEE LAROCCA, TACO BELL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING & BRAND ENGAGEMENT

Taco Bell's Tracee Larocca was recognized as one of 24 working mothers of the year by She Runs It (formerly known as the League of Advertising Women). The senior vice president of Advertising& Brand Engagement is no stranger to achieving "out-of-this-world business results" while simultaneously mentoring others at work, at home and within her community.

Learn what was the best piece of work advice she got from her kids and more on AdWeek.


JENNIFER ARNOLDT, TACO BELL SENIOR DIRECTOR OF RETAIL ENGAGEMENT & EXPERIENCE

From restaurant designs and packaging to T-shirts on the Taco Shop and even retail collections, these integral (and very stylish) parts of Taco Bell are driven by Senior Director of Retail Engagement & Experience Jennifer Arnoldt.

We sat down with Jennifer to learn more about her and how she landed one of the best jobs ever at Taco Bell Corporate.


PREMILA VISHWANATH, PIZZA HUT U.S. FRANCHISEE

The owner of 14 Pizza Hut restaurants has spent nine years as a franchisee and won three Elite Operator awards (less than 15 Restaurants category). These accomplishments are impressive, but only part of Premila Vishwanath’s story. 

Find out more on HutLife.


RICHA ANAND, TACO BELL GLOBAL MARKETING AND PR SENIOR ANALYST

Did you know that there are over 600 Taco Bells internationally? That’s right. You can fulfill your Crunchy Taco craving from India to Thailand (BTW we’re in 30 countries outside of the U.S.). And who do we have to thank for helping open Taco Bells around the globe? Meet Richa Anand of Taco Bell’s Global Marketing and Public Relations team, who gets to work with our international markets on the daily.

Find out more about her and how she landed one of the best jobs ever at Taco Bell Corporate.


JANET BARTON, PIZZA HUT U.S. DIRECTOR OF E-COMMERCE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

It wasn’t planned. But somehow, a quick stop for a few drinks and some friendly conversation at her local bar sparked a decades-long investment in an old school, neighborhood dive called Sovereign Liquors. It’s a side hustle that Janet Barton, director of E-Commerce Support Operations for Pizza Hut U.S., has been able to maintain for the past 20 years.


SUSAN MILES, KFC SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER


KFC's Susan Miles holds the most patents at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, which earned her this profile on Yum.com and even caught the attention of "Cheddar Innovates." Learn how she works with her team to create innovative, sustainable packaging that often sets the standard across the QSR industry.


HELEN VAID, PIZZA HUT INTERNATIONAL CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

In February 2020, Pizza Hut International Chief Customer Officer Helen Vaid appeared on Fast Company's "The First Step" podcast to discuss collaboration and how to build the right internal team of stakeholders for fast ideation and faster action. Take a listen.

COMPANY STORIES BY YEAR

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