In celebration of International Women’s Day — March 8 — FastCasual interviewed 25 of the industry’s leading ladies to develop their second annual “Women in the Lead” series.

Each woman shared how she got her start in the restaurant industry, how she worked her way up in a male-dominated field and what guidance she would give to other aspiring female leaders.

Read Natalie French’s, co-Founder of Your Pie, advice and guidance here!

Happy International Women’s Day and International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.