Yume CEO Katy Barfield takes out Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award
Barfield founded online marketplace Yume in early 2016 to connect food suppliers with commercial buyers, such as caterers and hotels, to prevent surplus food from going to waste by offering significant discounts on quality food.
The Telstra Business Women’s Awards celebrate the leadership and creativity of Australia’s and Asia’s business women, while the For Purpose and Social Enterprise award recognises those that deliver positive social or environmental change as their core mission.
“I’m incredibly honoured to win the Telstra Business Women’s award, being up against so many remarkable women,” said Barfield.
“I come into work every day knowing that myself and my dedicated team are creating a positive impact on the environment, and to be celebrated for that is a great achievement.
“Yume is directly tackling one of the most pressing issues facing the planet. If food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the USA. Yume is an Australian first and through technology provides a solution to ensure that quality, edible food is eaten.”
Barfield will attend the National Gala Dinner on November 21 along with the other state and territory winners, where the national winners will be announced.