About Females in Food

A members-only community and talent marketplace for women looking for vetted resources, meaningful connection and advancement in the Food and Beverage Industry

Females in Food helps women become stronger influencers, strategists, and self-advocates who are ready to lead their organizations into the future. 

Through our initiatives, we empower careers, provide visibility, and help companies attract, develop, and retain more female talent. We are proud to work with employers who are committed to designing and supporting a better workplace for women and who understand that our industry becomes more sustainable and profitable when women are equally represented at the top.

Through our work, we tackle three fundamental, persistent challenges to parity and advancement

Community

Women in business lack a community and platform to connect and raise their visibility

Confidence

The absence of career confidence, resources, and development to empower careers

Equality

Organizations are ineffective at closing the equality gaps and engaging the best talent

Our 360 Degree Approach

Convening a Professional Community

We foster deep connections among like-minded professionals with similar goals to help women advance faster, creating a cascading impact on the entire food sector.  

We foster deep connections among like-minded
professionals with similar goals to help women advance

faster, creating a cascading impact on the entire food sector.

We foster deep connections among like-minded
professionals with similar goals to help women advance

faster, creating a cascading impact on the entire food sector-

Elevating Corporate Brands

We elevate our partner brands within the marketplace by showcasing in-house thought leaders, promoting job opportunities, featuring corporate benefits, and hosting industry impact events. 

Developing Talent

In addition to attracting talent, we provide ongoing support for female leaders through our Community and professional development resources, including custom curated, collaborative events.

How it Began: A letter from Angela Dodd

80% of food buying decisions are made by women globally, yet representation at senior-level leadership positions across the food and beverage industry is less than 20%.

This is the jarring statistic I read in 2019 as I sat reflecting on my career and how to navigate to the next level. As an experienced professional in the F&B industry, I knew too well the everyday realities that were preventing women in our industry from advancing. These everyday realities are the papercuts that minimize visibility, drive insecurities, and create organizational inefficiencies across retention and parity.

I started to envision an industry where women had access to the resources to empower their careers. I imagined a network that would easily connect women with female-friendly organizations and a world where women didn’t have to choose between motherhood and career advancement. Inspired by the courageous women around me, motivated by the fearless women who came before me, and fueled by the need to give the women in our industry a voice, The Females in Food Community was born.

Meet the Team

Laura Coddington

Website Manager

Allissa Lewis

Marketing Manager

Jade Smith

Community Manager

Danielle Doolen

Learning & Development Manager

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It takes a village and we couldn't do it without our Community Ambassadors + Coaches

Arika Pierce

Coach

Anyelis Cordero

Coach

Lyndsay Toensing

Coach

Stacy Kehren Idema

Coach

Jill Stuber

Coach

Oprah Davidson

Ambassador

Daniela Nath

Ambassador

Alyssa Badger

Ambassador

Diane Tran

Ambassador

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