As promised, a unique perspective from the hospitality industry...celebrity female chefs thoughts on "Lean-In." The first in our series, you know from many places; she is a Taco Bell consultant, Splenda Spokeswoman, Top Chef Masters All Star, and TV Host. It is safe to say she is a role model for many and nothing short of an icon. Lorena Garcia, is a Venezuelian born Chef, Author, TV host, judge and investor on "America's next Great Restaurant"and Owner of Traveler's restaurants with great comfort food geared toward traveling professionals. She holds a law degree from Santa Maria University and completed her associates in paralegal studies in the states, while learning English. Hearkening back to her days in Caracas, she decided her passion was in the culinary field. She enrolled and obtained her culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University. Cooking her way through Paris, at the Ritz-Carlton, Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand, China and the U.S., she earned her acclaim!
It was an honor to get her thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg’s proposition. After asking a simple question as to her support for the concept of LEANing in, she took a few moments to consider the idea and her position. After this pensive pose, she spoke with authority, saying “yes, I support it…” But she wanted to clarify her stance. “But, there is a difference between being assertive and aggressive” She went on to explain that it is good for women to be their own self advocates, but there is a difference between protecting and asserting ones rights and being overly aggressive. She does, however, agree the onus is on women to make sure they are not taken advantage of in the work place. After chatting with Lorena, I discovered she is amazing and gracious. a true talent, intellectual and filled with passion for creating delicious food. Lorena Garcia is Leaning In daily, with great success and is truly a remarkable lady! Check out Lorena in youtube video discussing her Big Chef Little Chef program! Love It!
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