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Chelsea Ford

Chelsea Ford launched Females in Food in 2016 to connect women, and advocate their interests, in the Food & Beverage industry. Having worked for such companies as Kellogg’s and Nestle, Chelsea realised none of the established F&B networking groups focused on the unique needs and challenges women in the industry Allied to the under-representation of women at management level, Chelsea set out to create a community of professionals who provide guidance and advice. Females in Food is based on the entrepreneurial notions of “iterate, iterate, iterate” and “fail fast”, underlining that accepting feedback quickly and producing professional content is key too success in such a fast-moving industry. The regular events that Females in Food run and its burgeoning membership see Chelsea meet with small-businesses on a daily basis, giving her an in-depth understanding of the challenges that they face and the help they require to succeed.

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