10/03/2019

Learnings from week of events on Women In the Food Industry – Mecca Ibrahim Livestream video at the RSA

On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019, Mecca Ibrahim FRSA, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry, gave a talk at the Royal Society of Arts – RSA,  exploring issues common to women working in the field of food, from professional restaurants, hospitality, food, drink, farming, food journalism and blogging, right through to food photography.

Mecca aka Mex had spent the week of 2nd March – 8th March helping to run a series of events exploring issues facing women, in the food industry. She opened up for questions to explore why women are a minority in professional kitchens (only 18% of professional chefs are female) and discuss what can be done to change perceptions and the reality of women in the food world. You can view the recording of her livestreamed talk below.

Her talk was part of Friday Conversations at The Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Every Friday from midday at The Steps, the mini amphitheatre at The RSA, is filled with social change conversations. Mecca’s talk was the last of three for the afternoon of International Women’s Day on The Steps – find out more about the other talks here.

Each Friday you’re welcome to drop in, order some lunch and #jointheconversation. Talks are programmed on the hour from midday according to demand so come for one or stay all afternoon, it’s up to you.

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