By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 12, 2022 at 1:02 PM

Let’s Talk Womxn Milwaukee, a local movement spear-headed by a group of female business owners in the food and beverage industry, is hosting a free networking event on Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Honeypie Cafe,  2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

During the event – which is designed to be fun and casual – attendees can network with other business owners in the restaurant industry, meet current members of Let’s Talk Womxn Milwaukee and learn more about the movement, which fosters collaboration, empowers women-owned businesses and builds combined economic power and growth.

Ultimately, it's a great opportunity to connect with the amazing women who make our city’s food and beverage scene so great.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Rohini Dey, Ph.D., the Chicago-based restaurateur who founded the Let’s Talk Womxn forum with 10 other women in 2020. Since then, the movement has grown to include over 700+ entrepreneurs in over 14 cities across the nation.

Drinks and snacks will be available during the event.

Want to attend? The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Just send a note to to attend.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.