What began as a labor of love for documentarian and former journalist Joanna James–making the documentary A Fine Line, about her mother Val–turned into an organization, MAPP, that supports women in food organizations through mentorship and advocacy. After a recent kick-off event for their coast-to-coast programming and events for 2023 at New York City’s Union Square Cafe, Joanna, Val, and three MAPP ambassadors/board members–Mo Carter, Amanda Mack, and Georgeann Leaming–gathered to discuss the organization’s genesis, its multi-pronged approach to a variety of challenges that women in the industry continue to confront today, and share a few personal success stories facilitated by MAPP.
Learn about the Conference in Miami, Florida (May 1, 2023).
Follow MAPP on Instagram and/or follow A Fine Line.
Listen to Joanna’s conversation with Andrew from 2020.
Andrew’s next book The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food is now available for preorder! Please consider purchasing your copy/copies in advance and help the book have a great lift-off.
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