Like a Boss 2020: The Innovators

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