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

We offer two programs, Owning It and Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership; a series of webinars; and a bi-monthly newsletter.

We're now accepting applications for our 2019 Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program! Apply now.

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Catch up on all of our Women's Leadership Program content.

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. Our next webinar will take place on January 7, and will focus on the practical skills and resources needed to effectively market your business. Register now and 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

Rohini Dey, Ph.D., James Beard Foundation Trustee and Vermilion Restaurateur


Additional Support