Women’s History Month Profiles

Throughout Women’s History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recognized standout female trailblazers from throughout Los Angeles County including Jo Ann Boyce, Mimi Song, and Michele Siqueiros.

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to Superior Grocers chairwoman and CEO Mimi Song.

“Mimi Song is committed to ensuring that our diverse communities in Los Angeles County are receiving high-quality service and high-quality food in all of her stores. One way she accomplishes that is by hiring workers from the surrounding community,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “Under her leadership, Superior Grocers has become a leader in providing quality, value and service to their customers.”

“On behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors, I commend Mimi Song for a stellar career in the business and retail grocery industry field, and for being a role model for women in all walks of life,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas added.

Song founded the first Superior Grocers store in 1981. It has since become the largest independently-owned chain of grocery stores in Southern California, with 45 stores employing approximately 4,500 employees.

Song founded the nonprofit foundation, Community Re-Engineering Inc., in 1995 to assist local programs geared at helping youth thrive. Through annual golf tournaments, the foundation has been able to raise and donate over $1.5 million to local schools in the communities they serve.

In 2011, Superior Grocers was the recipient of Unified Grocers’ “Ben Schwartz Retail Grocery Visionary Award” for leadership and innovation in the retail grocery industry.