Have you ever wondered:
Martha Bebinger, WBUR Reporter
- What it's like to switch careers, open a restaurant, manage a catering company, start a non-profit organization, move to a new country, publish a new magazine, or star on "Chopped"?
- How new ideas become new businesses?
-How women in charge take charge of their lives?
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These women have the recipe for success.
Marie-Claude Mendy - grew up in Senegal, lived in Paris, London, and Washington, D.C., worked in Finance in Boston, opened Teranga (Senegalese restaurant) in the South End in 2009, won $10,000 on "Chopped."
- Edible Boston
Ashley Stanley - grew up in Boston, founder of Lovin'Spoonfuls, an organization that has rescued and distributed over 9 million pounds of food to people in need. Two time winner of Mass Challenge Competition, 2011 Boston Business Journal's "Emerging Leader," one of 2013 BBJ's "40 under 40," named by the Boston Globe as a "Game Changer," and in Boston Magazine's "Power of Ideas," an Oxfam International's Sisters of the Planet Ambassador, Fellow at the 2013 Nantucket Project, member of TEDWomen, and a TEDx community speaker, guest on NPR, and has written for The Huffington Post's "ReClaim" campaign. - LovinSpoonfulsinc.org
Renita Mendonca - grew up in Mumbai; has lived in Dubai, Oman. Won a scholarship to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Interned at The French Laundry in CA. Owner of catering company, "Seasoned and Spiced" and the restaurant, "Dates & Olives Mediterranean Grill." Juggled competition on "Chopped" and nursing a new baby. -CravingBoston.wgbh.org
Ilene Bezahler -grew up in the Greater NYC area, worked in the corporate world where she traveled the world, left the corporate world to work at Allandale Farm as the Marketing and Wholesale Manager. Started "Edible Boston" in 2006, recently Co-Founded "The Food Voice." - EdibleBoston.com/Contributors
Networking/Appetizers, cash bar, followed by panel discussion.