30/12/2023

Listen to Claire Ogley, Head of Campaigns at The Vegan Society : Podcast with Women In the Food Industry – WIFI Chats

We talk to Claire Ogley, The Vegan Society’s Head of Campaigns about Veganuary and more

WIFI Chats is a series of podcasts hosted by Mex Ibrahim & Janie Ash, co-founders of Women in The Food Industry. Join them as they chat to inspiring women across the food industry. These podcasts are part of our mission to give a voice to women and by sharing these stories we hope to inspire the next generation of women in the food industry.

In this episode, Mex, talks to Claire Ogley, Head of Campaigns, Policy and Research at The Vegan Society, the world’s oldest vegan organisation, about one of their busiest times of year, Veganuary, 629,000 people worldwide will take part in Veganuary. We uncover more stats about vegans in the UK and the rise of plant-based foods and also her theories on why the overwhelming majority of the UK vegan population are women! Claire also gives very useful tips on how to move into a Communications role in the food industry.

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Claire Ogley Vegan Society Head of Campaigns

In relation to some of the figures around why more women than men are vegan Claire spoke about a recent Vegan Society campaign – Vegan and Thriving  which challenges the stereotype of what it means to be vegan, specifically in relation to masculinity.

She says “Our latest research explores the barriers to veganism for non-vegan men and how vegan men have overcome barriers on their vegan journey. In our campaign videos, we hear directly from vegan men about how their veganism relates to their masculinity, highlighting that veganism can be a form of strength and compassion.”

You may also like to read our feature with Great British Menu Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, Top of The Plants on Great British Menu who tells us about how the chefs rose to the challenge of the brand new plant-based starter for the 2023 series of the Great British Menu.  

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