A Certified Sommelier and Ambassador of Olive Oil from the International Culinary Center, NYC with specialized training in MEDITERRANEAN FOOD and DIET. (UOA) Oldways Culinaria Ambassador-Rediscover Goodness in Cultural Food Traditions. A Consultant and Educator on Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Educator for the Mediterranean Diet RoundTable. Slow Food Liaison to the National Board for Piedmont, Virginia (2020) Founder and CEO of Women In Olive Oil™️ In this episode we talk about Jill’s early encounters with Olive Oil, and the reasons why Jill started the Women In Olive Oil (a Non-Governmental Organisation) initiative.
What emerged as one more group within a social network, has ended up becoming a declaration of intent: to give a voice to the women who make up the olive oil sector worldwide. Just two months after its creation, Women in Olive Oil (WIOO) already brought together more than 900 women from 40 countries who have begun to get to know each other and create professional and personal ties around the olive oil sector. We first introduced this group of which Mercacei is an official media partner.