Meet the best, brightest, and most innovative women in food.

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Photography by Mark Williams + Sara Hirakawa
| Credit: Photography by Mark Williams + Sara Hirakawa

It finally happened: Women officially make up the majority of the workforce. And according to recent Labor Department stats, that fact not only points to the latest in a half-century of steady gains for women workers, it's also a surefire sign of things to come. Women aren't just showing huge progress in major industries—health care, education, hospitality, and, yes, food—they're the ones paving the way. So this one's for the forward-thinking women at the forefront of food-and-drink innovation: the game changers, the industry shakers, the revolution makers. They all come from different walks of life, from Mumbai to Malibu, England to East New York. They're working mothers and proud queer women, Disney royalty and tech wizards, canned-wine makers and CBD-condiment queens, social activists and actual teenagers. But they all have one thing in common: hustle. Meet the best, brightest, and most innovative women in food.

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2020 issue. Get the magazine here

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Ayesha Curry, the accidental brand builder

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Christine Yi and Felicity Chen
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Christine Yi + Felicity Chen, the mom-approved cbd renegades

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Frances Allen, the fast-casual fixer

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Sana Javeri Kadri, the turmeric whisperer

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Jordan Salcito, the canned-wine crafter

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Francesca Chaney, the wellness-for-all warrior

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Kristen Bell, the bar raiser

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Mikaila Ulmer, the queen bee

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Stephenie Landry, the fast-grocery trailblazer

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Camila Alves McConaughey, the good-eating guru

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