The I Need Pizza Club, a social audio community of pizza professionals and home pizza makers, will host a month-long series of conversations to celebrate #WomensPizzaMonth in March (during Women’s History Month). The series will feature women leaders in the pizza world in live interviews and conversations.

Listeners can learn from talented and inspiring women who are shaping the pizza industry with their passion, creativity and innovation. All five of the I Need Pizza Club’s daily live audio shows will feature a different guest every Monday through Friday throughout the month. The conversations are being held in collaboration with two celebrated initiatives:

  • Women in Pizza: An organization co-founded by Alexandra Mortati and supported by Orlando Foods, Women In Pizza empowers and supports women in the pizza industry through mentorship, education and networking opportunities. Follow Women in Pizza on Instagram here. 
  • #WomensPizzaMonth: This campaign, founded by Christy Alia (@realcleverfood), encourages everyone to make a pizza this March and dedicate it to a woman who inspires them using the #WomensPizzaMonth hashtag on social media.

Related: Women in Pizza: How pizzaiolas are shaping the industry’s future

Anna Crucitt, wearing a dark Mercurio's T-shirt and cap, holds a Margherita pizza on a wooden peel in the parking lot of a pizza festival in Las Vegas

Anna Crucitt of Mercurio’s in Pittsburgh (Mercurio’s / Instagram)

The I Need Pizza Club’s live audio shows can be listened to live via the Clubhouse app or linked from Short descriptions of each show are available on the website. In the future, the shows will be available as podcasts.  The schedule of shows is as follows:

Here is a complete list of guests by date and show with the link for the I Need Pizza Club on Clubhouse:

Week of 2/27/23

Week of 3/6/23

Week of 3/13/23

Week of 3/20/23

Week of 3/27/23

Related: Jane Grote Abell puts the Golden Rule into action at Donatos

About the I Need Pizza Club
The I Need Pizza Club is a social audio community that connects pizza professionals and home pizza makers from all over the world. Founded in 2021 by Michael Fox, the club hosts live weekday audio shows on the Clubhouse app (soon to be available as a podcast) about pizza making, pizza culture and pizza trends. The shows feature some of the biggest names in the pizza industry, including entrepreneurs, food manufacturers, journalists and pizzaiolos. The club offers different shows for different audiences: Pizza Industry Convos (interviews with pizza industry experts); The Pizza Hustle (pop-ups, mobile/catering, new brick and mortar shops); Home Pizza Making Idea Exchange (pizza-making tips and tricks); Pizza Roundtable (pizza news of the week); and Pizza Cultura (global pizza cultural exchange). The club’s vision is to build a strong and diverse pizza community where members can collaborate, innovate and elevate pizza.

About Women in Pizza
Women in Pizza is a movement that empowers women in the pizza industry to share their stories, display their talents, inspire innovations and connect with one another and the world. Their contribution to the pizza community has been vital to the advancement of the pizza industry. The organization’s vision is to grow a social movement that gives a voice to the underrepresented female segment of pizzaioli and to inspire more women to follow their pizza passion and join the industry. The initiative was co-founded by Alexandra Mortati and supported by Orlando Foods.

About #WomensPizzaMonth:
In March 2021, Christy Alia (@RealCleverFood) founded and launched the popular and successful #WomensPizzaMonth campaign, coinciding with Women’s History Month in the United States. The campaign encourages everyone to join in this global pizza party by dedicating pizzas to women who inspire them and using #WomensPizzaMonth to highlight various women pizza makers and bring attention to the brilliant work they are doing in the pizza world. The goal is to bring the entire community together while empowering women, promoting cultural inclusiveness and educating the community on the significant contributions women have made to our lives and the pizza world. Follow the hashtag #WomensPizzaMonth on Instagram.

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