Who will honor the #HiddenFigures
in the Food System? That's the question we posed in created the 1st
Annual Awards to celebrating WANDA turning 1.
With the lack of leadership
opportunities for women and girls especially of color, we are
taking time to host this premiere event that honors women as
luminary global changemakers, culinary innovators, pioneering
nutritionists, and media makers impacting the food system from
Africa to the Diaspora.
In commemorating Women’s History Month and National
Nutrition Month, the esteemed honorees are recognized for breaking
barriers from farm to table at this
distinguished celebration. Held in the upscale historic Fraser
Mansion located in DuPont Circle, the highly anticipated affair
will feature a live musical performance by northern Nigerian
artist, Ziriums. Invited guests will include dignitaries,
entrepreneurs and academics from the Diaspora while enjoying a catered
Our esteemed honorees include
former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Sanders, CEO of FEEEDS,
Celebrity Chef Elle Simone of America's Test Kitchen, Dr. Sunyatta
Amen, serial entrepreneur and owner of Calabash Teahouse and Cafe,
Linord Moudou, Health Producer of Voice of America's Africa 54 and
America's Pioneer in Dietetics, Anne A. Walden.
The purpose of this event is to fundraise for
to inspire girls as future food leaders in Africa and the Diaspora
like these phenomenal honorees. We need your support to bring
awareness and action to create more Where's WANDA educational
products to teach kids about health of African foods through the
Where's WANDA? book series, learning games and toolkits for
educators, health providers and parents.
So far we crowdfunded our initial Where's
WANDA? book with the help of family and friends and we want to
continue to build. By 2030 WANDA's goal is to touch the lives of 1
million women and girls to educate, advocate and innovate for a
better life, community and food system in Africa and the Diaspora.