The WE Lead Food Programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results. The network is open to all discipline backgrounds; research, business, policy, civil society members. The WE Lead Food Programme will now be offered online from 2020 and has been designed specifically to ensure a high level of interactions, spontaneity and dynamism to build the network and opportunities for collaboration. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020 but to benefit from the early-bird price applications must be submitted by 17 July 2020.
Looking back at the WE Lead Food Programme 2019. 100% of participants said they would recommend it to a friend.
A recent report by McKinsey entitled ‘Women in Food’ has highlighted that while the food sector employs around 49% of women at entry levels, in the upper levels these numbers drop to as low as 9%. The reasons are many and complex, but some key ones identified in the report and through the work of the WE Lead partners are:
- Less women than men feel that entrepreneurial leadership is for them
- Lack of manager support
- Significant systemic commitment to gender and diversity matters within organisations
- Explicit and implicit signalling about privileged leadership stereotypes
- Ineffective, or worse, undermining communications about gender matters
For the full report please visit here.
Smash glass ceilings. Take the leap and let’s soar together.
We are grateful to all our esteemed mentors and contributors. Hear from Severine Balick, Food and Agritech VC and WE Lead Food Programme Mentor 2019.
When we look at the number of women entrepreneurs that receive funding in Europe, it's still less than 6-7%
Severine Balick, Food and Agtech VC
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