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Building While Flying

May 12, 2022

Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake Foods, a food and snack brand that offers delicious, allergy-friendly snacks and baking mixes that everyone can enjoy and feel confident sharing. Denise started Partake after her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, and she wanted more options that met their allergy needs, and tasted good.

In addition to offering delicious snacks and mixes, Partake fights food insecurity through partnerships and education, and offers an annual fellowship program that mentors HBCU students and helps with job and internship placement.

In this episode of Building While Flying, Denise joins Maribel Lara to talk about her journey from the corporate world to entrepreneur and founder. Denise shares the challenges she faced along the way, and offers guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In-flight topics:

  • How Partake Foods was born
  • Pitching and working with investors
  • Leaning into strategic partnerships
  • Expanding their retail presence
  • Representation in the food industry
  • …and more!