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Agatha
Kluk

Founding Partner

Kluk Law Firm

Allison
Cooke

Principal & Hospitality Director

CORE architecture + design

Allison
Kave

Co-Founder

Butter & Scotch

Amy
Zitelman

CEO & Co-Founder

Soom Foods

Angela
Hall

Stylist / Designer

Ayeshah
Abuelhiga

Founder & CEO

Mason Dixie Biscuits

Callie
Speer

Chef / Owner

Holy Roller

Caroline
Schiff

Pastry Chef

Gage & Tollner

Carrie
Morey

Founder / Owner

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits and Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Catherine
Farrelly

Partner

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Charlotte
Druckman

Journalist / Food Writer

Cheetie
Kumar

Chef / Owner

Garland, Neptunes Parlour, Kings

Dana
Zukofsky

CPA, MBA

BDO

Devita
Davison

Executive Director

FoodLab Detroit

Erin
Patinkin

CEO & Co-Founder

Ovenly

Elaine
Chon-Baker

Founder / Managing Director

Moka Ventures

Emily
Rothkrug

Impact Programs Manager: Education

The James Beard Foundation

Farah
Masani

Sr. Director of Purchasing

Barcelona Wine Bar

Graham
Ervin

Director of Sales

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Jamila
Robinson

Food Editor

Philadelphia Inquirer

Jasmine
Moy

Attorney / Consultant

Jasmine Moy Law P.C.

Jenna
Swigert

Regional VP of Sales and Restaurant Services

OpenTable

Jennifer
Baum

Founder / President

Bullfrog + Baum

Jenny
Goodman

Co-Founder / COO

Tilit NYC

Jessica
Jensen

SVP, Marketing

OpenTable & KAYAK

Jody
Valenta

Presidient / COO

Roadhouse Brewing Co.

Jourdan
Ludwig

Founder / Owner

Friends + Family

Karalee
Fallert

Restaurateur

Kari
Crowe Seher

Founder

MELT Ice Creams

Katie
Bell

Hospitality, Operations, & Leadership Consultant

Katy
Kindred

Co-Owner

Kindred & Hello, Sailor

Kelly
Esten

Sr. Director of Product & Partner Marketing

Toast

Kinsey
Gidick

Writer / Editor

Kristen
Essig

Chef / Owner

Coquette & Thalia

Krystle
Mobayeni

Co-Founder / CEO

BentoBox

Kutina
Ruhumbika

Director of HR

Major Food Group

Latha
Youngren

VP of Marketing

Tripleseat Software

Lien
Ta

Managing Partner

Here’s Looking At You, All Day Baby

Linda
Derschang

Restaurateur

Maneet
Chauhan

Chef/Founding Partner, President

Morph Hospitality Group

Marci
DeLozier Haas

Director of Events

The William Vale Hotel

Marla
Loftus

Sr. Retail Marketing Manager

Le Creuset

Martha
Hoover

Owner / Founder

Patachou, Inc.

Mashama
Bailey

Executive Chef

The Grey & The Grey Market

Mavis-Jay
Sanders

Operations Director

Brownsville Community Culinary Center

Molly
Fienning

Co-Founder / CEO

Red Clay Hot Sauce

Morgan
Tucker

Director of Business Development

Singer Equipment Companies

Natalie
Freihon

Partner

The Fat Radish

Patricia
Duffy

Consultant / Curator

Women You Should Fund

Ping
Ho

Entrepreneur / Restaurateur / Wine Director

The Royce & Marrow

Preeti
Mistry

Chef

Rachael
Hoover Lekic

Director of Sustainability

Patachou Inc.

Rose
Previte

Owner

Compass Rose & Maydan

Niki
Russ Federman

4th Generation Co-Owner

Russ & Daughters

Sarah
Diehl

Founder / Principal

Empowered Hospitality

Sarah
Gavigan

Executive Chef / Owner, Author

Little Octopus, Otaku Ramen, POP

Sarah
O’Brien

Owner / Pastry Chef

Little Tart Bakeshop

Stephanie
Burt

Writer / Host

The Southern Fork Podcast

Stephanie
Castellucci

Co-Owner

Castellucci Hospitality Group

Susan
Spikes

Director of HR

Quality Branded

Suzi
Sheffield

Restaurateur / Owner

Beautiful Briny Sea

Tiffani
Faison

Chef / Owner

Sweet Cheeks, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand, and Orfano

Tina
Singleton

Founder / Curator

Transformation Table

Trudi
Wagner

Founder / Co-owner

goat.sheep.cow.

Vitus
Spehar

Director of Impact & Womxn’s Leadership Programs

James Beard Foundation, They/Them/Theirs

Vivian
Howard

Chef, Television Host, Author