MEET THE HONOREES
The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.
Laurette Rondenet is CEO and Owner of Edlong Corporation—the world’s only certified 100% woman-owned flavor company. At Edlong, she is intentionally creating a culture of authenticity, belonging and empowerment. Under Laurette’s leadership, Edlong has experienced unprecedented growth by bringing unique value to the industry with innovative products and attentive service. Her passion is nurturing long-term relationships with both customers and employees. Laurette’s legacy is to inspire others to courageously define and own their own legacies. Through her work, she is challenging today’s food industry leaders to kick doors open to a new era of possibilities and potential.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Enjoy your college years, but also look at doing great internships and explore what you like and what you hate, this will allow you to find your way to what you love.
What is your favorite quote?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”