Happy International Women’s Day. Today, we pay tribute to the women of the pizzeria industry, from owners and managers to pizza makers and servers. You are strong, inspiring and unstoppable.
The women in this photo represent the hundreds of thousands of women impacting the pizzeria business. We want to take this moment to point you to the talent and leadership of the women in our industry.
Let’s begin with two women who have brought their talents, knowledge and voice to the pages of Pizza Today as contributors. Audrey Kelly and Laura Meyer. Audrey owns Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage in Boulder, Colorado, and a member of the World Pizza Champions. Laura Meyer is an World Champion pizza maker, dough expert, Chef at Capo’s and Administrator and Teaching Assistant at the International School of Pizza in San Francisco. Here are links to a few of their articles and video interviews:
Check out Pizza Today features of successful female pizzeria operators, including:
Rachel Hope — Owns our 2018 Independent Pizzeria of the Year
Oklahoma City-based Empire Slice House named Independent Pizzeria of the Year
Laura Ambrose — Co-owns the nation’s highest grossing Independent Pizzeria
Pizza Today On the Road: Woodstock’s Pizza, San Diego, CA
Ruth Gresser — Owns Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC and has led Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
DC Trailblazer — Pizzeria Paradiso celebrates 25 years of staying relevant
In their own words
We invite pizzeria professionals to be featured in Conversations, Video Series and Podcasts. Check out these industry leaders in their own words:
These examples of successful women in the pizzeria industry have barely scratched the surface of the incredible women throughout the profession who are leading pizza businesses. If you or someone else you know has impacting the pizzeria industry, we want to hear about it. Reach out to Executive Editor Denise Greer to share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org.