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Salsa Queen

May. 19 2023

The Salsa Queen started her business to feed her seven young children and is now a nationally recognized brand sold in thousands of stores and across 25 states. Because Salsa Queen knows how difficult it is for a woman to support a family, she’s prioritized supporting Utah women by building a business that provides equitable pay and opportunities for career growth.

How Salsa Queen Champions Women

When Salsa Queen immigrated to America to pursue a better life, she arrived with only her family and a small suitcase packed with clothes and a few family pictures. But she had a vision for a thriving business that supports her family and helps other women in their career and family goals.

Because most of Salsa Queen’s production workers are women, it prioritizes offering employees flexible paid time off to manage family life without undue financial burden. Salsa Queen is a company that promotes from within. Offering sponsorship and mentorship programs to Utah women, it provides women the opportunity for professional progress in the company. It’s not uncommon for women’s leadership positions to evolve naturally from entry-level positions. With the proper training and mentoring, management positions are within the grasp of every employee. The company believes in equal pay for equal work, so women employees have a higher hourly compensation than many of their peers holding similar positions in other companies.

Why Supporting Women is Important to Salsa Queen

Salsa Queen knows from personal experience that women in business need a solid support system. That’s why it hires from within – when Salsa Queen benefits from growth, so do its employees. It believes that America has plenty of opportunities for everyone, especially women. It’s proud to do its part to make those opportunities materialize.

 100 Utah Companies Championing Women

We are passionate about celebrating Utah companies that support women in business. Championing women comes naturally to Salsa Queen, and In Utah is proud to include Salsa Queen in our 100 Companies Championing Women campaign.

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