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.
Applications to join our latest WE Lead Food programme have now closed. But, if you would like to be kept advised of any future WE Lead Food Programmes please email email@example.com
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
A recent report by McKinsey entitled ‘Women in Food’ has highlighted that while the food sector employs around 60% 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
Smash glass ceilings. Take the leap and let’s soar together.
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An experienced food science lecturer working for over 20 years in research and education as well as broadcasting and journalism.
As well as TV appearances, she is currently associate senior lecturer teaching food product development at Masters level with student prize-winning eco-food designs.
BeeBee beeswax wraps came to life because of Kath’s real need for a plastic free alternative to cling film and other single-use plastic, something that works really well and looks cool too!
Fast forward to now and Bee Bee beeswax wraps has achieved some amazing things including saving over 8.6 million pieces of polluting plastic from going back into the natural world.