To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March 2023), Borough Market, London’s iconic food destination, has announced a raft of virtual masterclasses to celebrate the success and contribution of women to the Market and wider food industry.
Featuring successful female entrepreneurs and food writers, the masterclasses will showcase the diverse range of talented women involved with Borough Market and panellists will discuss how they got on to their career paths and the successes and challenges they have faced. They will also share their advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs and discuss the importance of female leadership in the food industry.
Each session will be led by an influential woman from the Borough Market family, who will interview two or more female guests per topic.
The guests include a number of the Market’s female business owners such as Lynsey Coughlan from The Ginger Pig and Monika Linton of Brindisa, as well as female friends of the Market including food writer Clare Finney and industry commentator Mallika Basu.
Four masterclasses will take place throughout the day, covering the following topics: Fighting Gender Bias And Growing Your Confidence, Starting Your Own Food Business, How To Build A Career In Food Writing and Creating Your Personal Brand.
Free for all and available on Zoom, anyone interested in taking part will be able to join a Q&A session at the end of each masterclass.
The full schedule of International Women’s Day masterclasses, taking place on 8 March, can be found below:
Fighting Gender Bias And Growing Your Confidence
The first masterclass of the day will be led by Borough Market’s CEO Jane Swift, who will be speaking to Michelle Lam, who sits on Borough Market’s Board of Trustees, and Market traders Sharon Crane from The Gated Garden and Lynsey Coughlan from The Ginger Pig.
Starting Your Own Food Business
Lucy Charles, Borough Market’s Director of Operations will be joined by Market business owners Monika Linton of Brindisa, Samantha Wallace, From Field and Flower and Flip Dunning of Pate Moi about how they started their food businesses.
How To Build A Career In Food Writing
Author of Borough Market: The Knowledge and host of Borough Talks podcast, Angela Clutton will be joined by Writer & Author of The Female Chef, Clare Finney and Feature & Food Writer, Giulia Crouch on how they became successful food writers.
Creating Your Personal Brand
To round-off the day, Borough Market’s Director of Communication by Kate Howell will discuss how to build your personal brand with Food Writer and Culture, Diversity & Comms Consultant, Mallika Basu; Market trader Chloë Stewart from Nibs etc; and School Food Matters Trustee, Alanya Francis