Erin Wade is a chef, author, and entrepreneur, known for her work promoting feminist business practices.
Erin is the Founder and CEO of Homeroom, a restaurant in Oakland, California known in equal parts for its unique workplace culture and incredible macaroni and cheese. Erin’s testimony before the EEOC led to the adoption of Homeroom’s harassment prevention system as a national best practice by the agency. Erin was named one of America’s “World Changing Women” by Conscious Company Magazine for her groundbreaking work in the restaurant industry.
She has a degree in public policy from Princeton University and a law degree from UC Berkeley, and is the proud mom of one company and two small children.
GET TO KNOW ERIN
Erin’s work reaches across industries and approaches. Here are a few curated pieces of her work that should give you a sense of what she’s been up to and what might come next.
Read her Washington Post op-ed about how to deal with sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.
Have a listen to Erin’s interview with Conscious Company’s podcast.
Get to know the values that make Erin’s restaurant Homeroom a real standout.
Check out the eye-catching poster that explains the sexual harassment intervention tool Erin helped pioneer.
“We learn to deny our longings and our skills, and to do work that occupies our hours without inspiring our greatness."
Adrienne MarEe Brown | Emergent Strategy
Erin’s work has appeared in a number of publications and outlets.