Giving Compass’ Take:
• Kate Cox at The New Food Economy discusses her findings and research on funding gaps for women founders across the food and agriculture sectors.
• How can we help fund more female farmers in America? How can donors raise more awareness to the gender gap in agriculture?
• Here’s how women are key for a more sustainable food system.
More than two years ago, I set out to report what I thought was a fairly straightforward story about gender inequality among chefs. I’d been inspired by Hungry, a 2016 documentary from director Patty Ivins, to explore a matter even more prickly than gender in restaurant kitchens—gender and money in restaurant kitchens.
The film had me thinking specifically about how women chefs are perceived once they’re successful enough to seek the capital to scale up an existing restaurant—or open a new location—and whether those perceptions impact how much they can raise.
Surprisingly, there wasn’t a lot out there on the subject. Though, there was this: According to the Small Business Administration, only 4 percent of the total dollar value of all small business loans go to women entrepreneurs.
Read the full article on how to fund women’s equality in agriculture and farming by Kate Cox at The New Food Economy.
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