Innovative Women in Food and Drink
That’s the title of a very interesting article up right now on Fortune.com.
Fortune and its sister publication Food & Wine have assembled an intriguing list of the women making a difference in the world of food and drink.
Not the women driving up their companies stock prices, profits or merger attractiveness, but the women who are, as author Beth Kowitt puts it in her article, “permanently changing the way we eat and how we think about food. Now that’s power in its own right.”
By all means, go read the article on Fortune, see the portraits, read the descriptions and marvel at how much good is being done in the world by these powerful women.
I couldn’t resist putting up the complete list, so here it is:
1. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
2. Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman, Maine
3. Barbara Banke, Chairman, Jackson Family Wines
4. Stephanie Soechtig, President, Director, Producer, Atlas Films
5. Judy Chan, CEO, Grace Vineyard
6. Liz Myslik, EVP, Brand Management, Fresca Foods Inc.; CEO, Fresca Brands
7. Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
8. Nancy Silverton, Co-owner, Mozza Empire
9. Kellee James, Founder and CEO, Mercaris
10. Christina Tosi, Chef, Owner, Founder, Milk Bar
11. Margaret Wittenberg, Global Vice President of Quality Standards, Whole Foods Market
12. HEALTHY LUNCH HEROES
Kirsten Saenz Tobey and Kristin Groos Richmond, Co-founders, Revolution Foods
Debra Eschmeyer, Co-founder and VP of External Affairs, FoodCorps
13. Avani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks
14. Laura Alber, CEO and President, Williams-Sonoma
15. Kim Jordan, Co-founder and CEO, New Belgium Brewing
16. Kylie Kwong, Restaurateur, Billy Kwong
17. Karla Chambers, Co-owner, Stahlbush Island Farms
18. TELEVISION TALENTS
Giada De Laurentiis, TV Host/Author/Chef
Rachael Ray, TV Host, Author, Philanthropist
19. Gina Gallo, Winemaker, E.&J. Gallo Winery
20. Annette Alvarez-Peters, Assistant General Merchandise Manager – Beverage Alcohol, Costco
21. Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian, Co-founders, Edible Communities
22. SAVVY INVESTORS
Kat Taylor, Eagle Cliff Partners
Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal Ventures
23. Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Director, Greenhorns
24. Ruth Oniang’o, Founder, Rural Outreach Africa
25. Lena Kwak, President and Co-founder, Cup4Cup
Congratulations and ‘thank you’ to each and every one of these influential women for being named to this very thoughtful list by Fortune and Food & Wine–The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink.
As with every list such as this, there will be much discussion on who’s missing, who should be added to the list, this and that.
What are your thoughts on who should be added?
Photo credit: Craig McCord
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