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Women in The Food Industry healthy breakfast club


In Celebration of Woman’s History Month in March, Woman in the Food Industry (or WIFI for short) held a healthy breakfast club at The Conduit, in London’s Covent Garden. Joah Freeman went to learn more from a group of very inspiring women in the food industry…

Mex Ibrahim, Co-founder of Woman in the Food Industry, hosted a panel of four female experts from the food industry. Dr Federica Amarati, medical scientist, Bettina Campolucci Bordi, plant-based chef, Nicola Moore, nutritional therapist, and Alla Ouvarovathe, co-founder and CEO of Two Chicks enjoyed a lively discussion with Mex during the panel.

Hope a positive relationship with food starts with a healthy breakfast

The panel’s discussion was centred around healthy breakfasts and creating a good relationship with food. The importance of protein was also discussed with the panel expressing that many people don’t reach optimal protein requirement. In addition, Federica Amarati spoke out against the misinformation that spreads online, emphasising her mission in making nutritional information accessible to all.

Alla Ouvarovathe, co-founder of Two Chicks, bought awareness to her Future Female Entrepreneur programme, hoping to inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

What does Women in the Food Industry do?

Women in the Food Industry are working to build a community of woman who support each other and shines a light on what they are doing for the UK food industry. They regularly hold events and have a podcast and newsletter for the latest insights to the industry.

Following the event, I reached out to Mex Ibrahim to find out more about the Women in the Food Industry’s mission, she told me “One of the reasons we set up Women In The Food Industry was to try to address the balance between men and women across all sectors of the food industry. It was to shine a spotlight on the amazing things that women are doing across the industry. This is a tremendous help to the economy, the reputation and quality of UK food and also most importantly help them to nurture and grow other people and therefore business. It was to get these women SEEN as an inspiration to others.”

Mex continued, “Also once women are in the industry we want to give them the confidence and resources they need to help them rise in the ranks of the food industry and get to the positions in board rooms or heading up their own kitchens and restaurants. Helping them to get the roles they rightly deserve.”


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