Women's Leadership Fund


The James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs address the most pressing issues female chefs face, offering the tools to move beyond simply being a great chef and becoming a successful business owner. Our Women in Culinary Leadership program has worked to shatter the ”gastro-ceiling” since 2012 by pairing emerging female chefs with top industry leaders in a mentoring, learning-by-doing environment. Our Women Entrepreneurial Leadership program, recently launched in September 2017 at Babson College, is a professional development fellowship that offers female chefs a “deep dive” into business creation and management to overcome the inevitable pitfalls across the restaurant industry. These are just a few ways JBF is supporting women chefs at every stage of their careers.


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