NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Women of New Jersey ("EWNJ") honored the Vitamin Shoppe at A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women & Board Leadership breakfast on January 28, 2014. The Vitamin Shoppe was one of 16 companies to receive EWNJ's 2014 Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award recognizing publicly-held companies headquartered in New Jersey as of October 31, 2013 who have at least 3 women on their boards. At the breakfast, EWNJ released its inaugural report, produced in collaboration with PwC, on the number of women on the boards of New Jersey's leading publicly-held corporations.
"EWNJ and PwC conducted the survey and produced the report to celebrate New Jersey's publicly-held companies that are committed to board gender diversity," said Keitha Lackey, President of EWNJ and Senior Vice President, FWD Direct. "We hope that this report spotlighting the leading companies will encourage others to follow suit."
"We're honored to receive this wonderful recognition and proud to have great female leaders on our board providing direction and guidance," said Tony Truesdale, Chief Executive Officer, the Vitamin Shoppe.
The Vitamin Shoppe has four female Directors on its board, Kate Buggeln, Deborah Derby, Beth Pritchard and Katherine Savitt. To read more information about the Vitamin Shoppe's board members please visit http://vitaminshoppe.investorroom.com/directors.About The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) The Vitamin Shoppe is a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey. In its stores and on its website, the company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. In addition to offering 600 national brand products, the Vitamin Shoppe also exclusively carries products under The Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete and MyTrition brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 640 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail banners, and through its website, www.VitaminShoppe.com and www.supersup.com. Follow The Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VitaminShoppe. About Executive Women of New Jersey Founded in 1980, EWNJ is where New Jersey's executive women connect and collaborate across all sectors to share experiences, develop relationships and build their businesses. Since the organization's founding, EWNJ has given out over $1.2 million in scholarships to deserving New Jersey women pursuing graduate degrees at New Jersey colleges and universities. Its Board Appointments Committee advocates for the advancement of women to positions of leadership in public, private, non-profit and public service organizations, focusing on boards of directors and executive suites. SOURCE The Vitamin Shoppe