Our vision is to champion and celebrate all women in the food industry and to change the culture toward gender equality by empowering women and shining a spotlight on the incredible work that women are doing in the industry.

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This is the place for women to share their stories, to be heard and be given equal respect. This is a place where all women in the food industry can come together to celebrate, communicate and collaborate.
None of us is stronger than all of us. Together, anything is possible.

In a male-dominated industry, our purpose is to bring women to the forefront and to show collaboration beats competition. We aim to do this by empowering women, shining a spotlight on what they are doing for the industry and building a community of confident women who help to give each other strength —for the greater good.

Our team is made up of friends and food lovers, Janie Ash, Mex Ibrahim and Lynda Caine all of whom have the heart-felt belief that positive collaboration is a beautiful—and delicious—thing.

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If you’re a student or under 25, email us with proof of age or student ID and we’ll send you a discount code.

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If you like what we do, but you are not a woman in the food industry, you can still join our community for only £25 a year.

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WIFI CHATS SEPTEMBER 2021

WIFI Chats are our new, regular networking events for women to meet, chat and exchange stories. They’ll take place once…

Thursday, 9th September 2021

Via Zoom

WIFI CHATS JULY 2021

WIFI Chats are our new, regular networking events for women to meet, chat and exchange stories. They’ll take place once a month, starting on the 29th July. They’re totally FREE and some will be themed but as this is the first, we’re keeping it general.

Thursday, 29th July 2021

Via Zoom

Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders

On International Women’s Day 8th March 2020 discover how women with a love of hospitality have worked in London to bring their food and drink visions into a delicious reality. On a day when the world focuses on the achievements of women, you can hear from a number of women chefs, producers, writers, supper club hosts, drinks innovators and more.

Sunday, 8th March 2020

Fourpure Brewing Co
25 Bermondsey Trading Estate
Rotherhithe New Road
London
SE16 3LL

Sustainable Food Futures

Our event on Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2019 was one of our most popular. Building on this appetite we wanted to continue the conversation around the future of sustainable food with our hosts at Cookery School. So join us on the evening of the 6th March 2020, for another insightful and delicious night.

Friday, 6th March 2020

Cookery School at Little Portland Street,15b Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BW

Women in FoodTech : Future of Food Meetup for International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women in the Food Industry and Forward Fooding are bringing you a new panel talk, Women in FoodTech. On the evening of 3rd March 2020 you’ll hear from an inspiring all female panel who will share their journeys, experiences and advice to give a great insight on what it means to be a woman in FoodTech.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Huckletree West - Food Innovation Hub
The MediaWorks, White City Place,
191 Wood Lane,
Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7TP

Gender Equality : The Future of the Food & Farming Industry

Join us at the Royal Society of Arts to discuss gender-specific barriers in the food and farming industry. When world is focusing on the contribution of women for International Women’s Day on March 8th and its theme of #EachForEqual, what can we do to help make the food & farming industry more equal for the whole year?

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

The Steps, Rawthmells, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs

We are delighted to announce that Women in the Food Industry’s first Northern event will be hosted by Lancaster University. Lancaster excels at understanding and teaching entrepreneurship and is currently ranked 4th out of 50 MBA programmes across the world for entrepreneurship.

Thursday, 30th January 2020

Lancaster University

The Politics of Food

As the December elections are currently front of mind, we’re holding an event at City Hall on the evening of 16th December on the politics of food. Our panel of women will cover subjects such as food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, sustainability and more.

Monday, 16th December 2019

City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA

News

03/05/2022

Meet the Finalists of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pudding competition

There’s an all female final of amateur bakers for the competition to find The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Five bakes were selected from over 5,000 entries from across the country in a contest run by Fortnum & Mason and the Big Jubilee Lunch.

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28/04/2022

Work Life Balance for Women in Hospitality

One of our members, Ishwariya Rajamohan is the founder of Love Letters to Chefs, she delivers workshops and 1-1 coaching for Hospitality leaders and teams looking to enjoy more balanced lives and sustainable careers. A former pastry chef, she is now a certified coach and mental health first-aider and shares her thoughts on how women in hospitality can balance their personal and professional lives. 

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12/04/2022

The British Library Food Season 2022 Events featuring Women In The Food Industry

The British Library are in the 5th year of their highly popular talks on food, all inspired by their extensive food-related collections.  Many of the events feature prominent women in the food industry. The events started in  April and run until late May 2022. We highlight some of our favourites.

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30/03/2022

Share your food photos on Foodie Fridays

Since we are a community of food lovers we thought it would be fun to share with each other what we’ve been making each week. It might be your favourite dish, a new one or even a disaster. Don’t know about you, but here at WIFI HQ we are always curious to find out what each other have been up to in the kitchen. It’s good to share, chat and discover new recipes and be inspired isn’t it?

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30/03/2022

The Future of the Food Industry IWD 2022

Our campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 was a huge success and encapsulated the vision of Women in the Food Industry, that together, we can be a force for good and we all need to be role models to inspire the next generation.

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30/03/2022

Exclusive Cookaway Offer from 2019 Masterchef Champion Irini Tzortzoglou

We are enormously proud and humbled to have Irini Tzortzoglou 2019 Masterchef Champion as one of our Ambassadors. She is a very busy woman but she took the time to share with us some of our latest news.

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21/03/2022

Interview with Ruth Hansom Finalist Roux Scholarship 2022

Ruth Hansom, Head Chef of The Princess of Shoreditch, has reached the finals of the Roux Scholarship. Ruth was the first woman to win National Young Chef of the Year. Ruth was a finalist in Great British Menu 2020 and cooked at the banquet. She also won BBC2 Million Pound Menu in 2018. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed her just before the regional finals.

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18/03/2022

Interview with Gemma Austin representing Northern Ireland on Great British Menu 2022 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet of Great British Menu. To continue our series, we interviewed Gemma Austin, chef patron of A Peculiar Tea, in Belfast.

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Enquiries

Janie Ash

E: janie@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07771764958

Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07766083132


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