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Thursday, May 12, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Coffee and Derby Pie: 

Why Gender Equity is the

Main Ingredient


Join Women Forward International as we bring together our partners from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the Sustainable Food Trust, Equal Origins and the Organic Association of Kentucky to explore the importance of gender equity on farms from Malawi to Peru.         


Featuring a sustainable chef and her spices for life, experts in sustainable farming, student teams from Cornell and Yale and special guest speakers to be announced. 

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Georgina Mayer, Macrobiotic Chef and Counselor, Casa Macro, Co-owner and Co-Founder, Cauce Cooperativa Ambiental y De Salud

Georgina Mayer has been a macrobiotic chef and counselor at Casa Macro since 2013. She enjoys sharing her passion for the culinary arts for health and healing with the mission to inspire and promote wellness and satisfaction through food and lifestyle. 


Casa Macro is the first vegan macrobiotic restaurant in Mexico. It offers a 100% plant based menu in an environmentally friendly space. At Casa Macro she also offers lectures, nutritional and macrobiotic counseling, cooking classes, organic garden workshops. 


Ms. Mayer is the co-owner and co-founder of Cauce. Cauce is dedicated to the promotion of health and environmental issues through lectures, children’s plays and counseling for businesses, schools, families and individuals.


​Georgina is a Plant Based Diets Chef by the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, TX, a Macrobiotics Counselor by Macrobiotics America, Oroville, CA and has a Nutrition diploma by Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. 


Farm to Table: A Global Template for Equitable Food Systems with Women Farmers in Malawi

Cornell University, the Sustainable Food Trust, and the Organic Association of Kentucky



  • Emily Hillenbrand, Ph.D. Student, Developmental Sociology, Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • Suzanne Fogg, Program Manager for the Global Farm Metric, Sustainable Food Trust

Growing the Coffee and Cocoa Sector for Equity for Women Farmers in Peru

Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Equal Origins


  • Yihemba Yikona, Joint MBA/MPP Candidate, Yale University School of Management, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

  • Ritika Jain, MBA Candidate, Yale University School of Management

  • Kimberly Easson, Founder and CEO, Equal Origins


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