Designed to showcase women/gender-non-conforming individuals, the Equity at the Table (EATT) is a searchable database of activists, bakers, lawyers, authors, chefs and other professionals in the food industry. The database is the brainchild and special project of author Julia Turshen, who was inspired to create Equity at the Table after looking at similar databases like Women who Draw and Creatives of Color. The database hopes to shed light on the lack of diversity int he food industry and hopes to inspire more women/gender-non-conforming individuals of color to enter and make an impact on the food industry.
To create the database, Turshen started by forming an advisory board of activists, writers and food makers. In its current state, only POC and/or queer women/gender non-conforming individuals can submit to part of the professionals section, but sections for lawyers, publicists and accountants are open to all women. While Equity at the Table is currently just a database, Turshen hopes that the platform will eventually include job openings, surface opportunities and community building elements.
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