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14 -  16 May 2024 - Geneva, Switzerland

Wo(men)’s Networking Lunch – Vitafoods Europe 2023 

Wo(men)’s Networking Lunch – Everyone welcome! 

Empowering women in nutraceuticals via two must-attend panel discussions and a delicious lunch!

This (sold out!) event celebrated the women making waves in the nutraceutical industry and challenging the status quo, from scientist to CEO. 

We had inspirational female professionals in the spotlitght, who are spearheading change in the global nutraceutical industry and hosted two panel discussions featuring a selection of the industry’s leading voices as well as a series of dedicated networking activities. 

The Wo(men)'s Networking Lunch was the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded women, learn from successful female leaders, and celebrate the contributions of women in the nutraceutical industry! Many thanks to Kerry for sponsoring this fantastic networking and learning session. 


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Snippets of the Wo(men)'s Networking Lunch!

Panel discussion: Showcasing the female STEM pioneers  

Championing the women who are leading the way in traditionally considered ‘male’ professions within the nutraceutical industry. In this session women in STEM, research, R&D roles will share their experiences, insights, and tips for paving their way and achieving success in typically male-centric fields. We will also discuss the biases that exist in scientific research and the challenges and opportunities of encouraging more women and girls into the nutraceutical space.  

Alexandra Boelrijk PhD

Senior Director, Research and Development for ProActive Health, KERRY

PhD, RD Colleen Fogarty Draper

CEO/CSO, Co-Founder, PhenomX Health, SA

Lynda Doyle

President & CEO, Avant Nutrition, LLC

Panel discussion: Made for women, by women – empowering female entrepreneurs

Showcasing the female entrepreneurs who are designing and producing nutraceutical products aimed at women, addressing specific female needs, wants, and concerns. Highlighting efforts that are being made by individuals, businesses, organizations to support female-centric businesses in the nutraceutical industry via investment, mentorship, lobbying, advocacy, etc. 

Aline Santa Izabel

Innovation Ecosystems & Partnerships Manager, Compare Foundation | DigitalWell Ventures  

Dr Raphaelle O'Connor

 Senior Product Development and R&D Consultant, inewtrition   

Chanyu Xu

CEO and Founder, HER ONE