From our organizers:
The gender gap is pervasive across the food industry. Women make the majority of food-purchasing decisions and represent nearly half the entry-level workforce in the food industry, yet less than a fourth of executives are women and even fewer are women of color. Women are less likely to raise capital and start food companies than men. Beyond the lack of financial support is a widespread lack of recognition and respect, which at times can go so far as sexual harassment and abuse. What can be done to move forward and uplift the women who are transforming our food system?
Join us for a discussion on the unique ways women are transforming our food system with Elly Truesdell (Canopy Foods), Valerie Christy (Almanac Insights), Jessamyn Rodriguez (Hot Bread Kitchen) and Kimberly Chou (Equity at the Table & Food Book Fair).
Come network with the community and enjoy food and drinks from women-owned businesses, including: Zaam Root, White Moustache, Eat Offbeat, Mohawk Drumlin Creamery, Sun for Soul, Pilot Kombucha, NYrture, Aida, Ulli’s Oil Mill and Rise!
Are you a female or gender non-conforming innovator? Add your name to the list: http://bit.ly/womxninfood
6:30 – 7:30pm: Networking + Bites
7:30 – 9pm: Roundtable
9 – 9:30pm: Networking + Bites