Celebrating Female-founded & Female-led Food Waste Solution Providers


Celebrating Female-founded & Female-led Food Waste Solution Providers

March 7, 2022

Though the number of food waste solution providers founded or led by women is large and growing, these companies have historically received marginal venture capital funding in comparison to their male counterparts. But to reach our collective goal of decreasing food waste by 50% by 2030, we need to value and respect diverse perspectives to build a food system that is not only sustainable, but also inclusive. 

That’s why in line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme to #BreakTheBias – and as part of our efforts to catalyze capital to scale food waste solutions adoption – ReFED is celebrating and amplifying inspiring female leaders working across the food system to ensure we make the best use of the food we grow.  

From repurposing nutrient-dense upcycled ingredients to leveraging blockchain technology to redistributing food to those in need, these female-founded and/or led companies are doing innovative things to fight food waste – they’re all included in ReFED’s Solution Provider Directory, and they’re all actively fundraising. 

See the (non-exhaustive) list of female-founded or led solution providers here.

See all of the organizations working to fight food waste in the Solution Provider Directory.

ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem. ReFED leverages data and insights to highlight supply chain inefficiencies and economic opportunities; mobilizes and connects people to take targeted action; and catalyzes capital to spur innovation and scale high-impact initiatives. ReFED’s goal is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow.

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