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Our Mission

Sisterly Love Collective is an alliance of women across the Philadelphia region banding together to empower and advance women in the food and hospitality space through networking, mentorship, and communal support.



Our vision is to support women in hospitality by collaboration, mentorship and guidance for expansion and growth— to harness our collective power for good.


Community. Leadership. Collaboration. Movement. Connection. 


  • Networking: To build rapport, network and outreach with members during happy hours, coffee talks, and culinary events.
  • Workshops: To magnify and empower for growth through trusted resources and conversations.  
  • Markets: To increase revenue and exposure with market opportunities around the city.   
  • Mentorship: To mentor, consult and educate in promotion of member development.
  • Philanthropy: To provide charitable funding, scholarships and an accelerator program. 


A program of the Philadelphia arm of the international organization, Les Dames d’Escoffier (501c3), Sisterly Love is founded upon empowerment, resiliency, and community.  All donations are used to support this mission.

Our Impact

Our programs create opportunities for our members to give and receive mentorship, strengthen their networks, increase their brand visibility, connect with consumers, and workshop their ideas. Events like food fairs, networking events, and monthly meetings bring us together for our collective benefit -- and we are just getting started!

Here's what our members are saying:

"SLC has provided me with incredible networking opportunities to help me grow my business.  In the true spirit of "sisterly love" I have found friendship and mentorship, which in turn have led to funding and national exposure for my business."

...Amy Wilson, Founder/Co-Owner, Milk Jawn

"SLC is movement that celebrates me in all my iterations.  As a baker, mom, wife, sister, friend entrepreneur and dreamer, I am accepted, seen, motivated and supported.   From SLC's leadership to each talented member, I see a bit of who I am and more importantly, who I want to be.  My confidence has soared, my dreams have grown and my vision is crystal clear due to the SLC community. "

 ...Cassandra Burnett, Owner, Lizzie's Love Cakes