Thanks to the UPV team for the opportunity! It honors me to serve as an instrument for these inspiring stories of women from my Dominican Republic to transcend borders. Here’s the abstract of the article “Food Heritage, a Tool for Female Empowerment”, published by the Polytechnic University of Valencia as part of the “II International Congress on Food Heritage and Museums.”
There are groups of women who, more than just becoming entrepreneurs, end up turning into one while seeking the benefit and integration of their community and using their culinary heritage as a fundamental part of their sustainable development. After a brief contextualization of the Dominican rural environment and the presentation of the intangible heritage as a development tool, two local cases are evaluated as “success stories” because they use the inherited knowledge in the gastronomic field, are led by women, and have an impact on their communities. Likewise, a high-impact corporate social responsibility initiative is presented as an example of those that favor this type of community entity.
If you are interested in reading the full paper, please visit: https://riunet.upv.es/handle/10251/163244
P.S. Receiving the conference proceedings by mail and seeing my first article physically published…. Is priceless! 🤩.