The JBF Women's Leadership Programs are committed to advancing women in the culinary industry. 

We offer two programs, a series of webinars, and a bi-monthly newsletter. Find out which JBF Women’s Leadership program is right for you.

women in culinary leadership

women's Entrepreneurial leadership

women lead

Get updates on the programs, 2019 application deadlines, and related events by signing up for our email list and joining our Facebook group

Note: if you're a student looking for scholarships for culinary school or other food-related fields, check out the JBF Scholarship Program

Women's Leadership Program Webinars

The James Beard Foundation is hosting bi-monthly webinars around different topics relating to women in the culinary industry. Learn more about our WLP webinars.

Women's Leadership Program Advisory Board

Comprised of chefs, restaurateurs, business leaders, academics, and other experts, both men and women, who volunteer their time, the JBF Women’s Programs Advisory Committee serves as a source of expertise and a sounding board for JBF's Women’s Leadership Programs team. Check it out.


Founding Support


Additional Support