The Owning It program is designed to introduce emerging leaders in hospitality-related fields to best the practices for visioning, business planning, fundraising, and pitching your businesses.

Apply now to be part of this one-of-a-kind experience, which includes inspirational speakers and hands-on workshops.

“I loved the opportunity to learn both through exercises and from seasoned entrepreneurs; network, and pitching exercise. I believe the change begins from within and empowering the female entrepreneurs will create the change in the industry.” —Owning It Atlanta participant

Apply if you are:
  • A woman-identifying hospitality business owner or aspiring business owner.
  • Interested in fostering a network of women in culinary in your city.

Our inaugural event was held in Chicago in November 2018 and our next workshop will be taking place in Washington, D.C., on June 3-4.

Applications are now open for all of our Owning It workshops.

Want to bring Owning It to your city? Email erothkrug@jamesbeard.org for more information.