Reem Hassani is Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Numi Organic Tea. She started Numi with her brother, Ahmed Rahim, in Oakland, California in 1999. A labor of love, the company began with the mission to inspire well-being of mind, body, and spirit through ...

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Reem Hassani

Stephanie serves as Director, Operations & Planning, Dell Technologies Services Portfolio Management and is an adjunct professor. She is a native of Charlotte North Carolina.  She moved to the Austin area due to a job transfer with her then employer, Apple Computer, where she ...

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Dr Stephanie Shipp

Jewel Grandberry is a CEO/ Founder of A Seat at the Table Series and Black Women Network in which she works with an Austin community of women to build a bridge of resources, inclusive thinking, add a new narrative of diverse women coming together ...

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Jewel Grandberry

Amber has been ranching in rural communities for 14 years with her husband and two young children. Her passion is rooted in building a future where rural families thrive and all people are empowered and supported in pursuing work that aligns with their personal ...

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Amber Smith

Devora Kimelman-Block is the founder and CEO of KOL Foods. KOL Foods balances her family’s modern and traditional values. Before she established KOL Foods in 2007, there was no kosher meat that she trusted for her kids. Wanting to feed them healthy, ethically-raised, regenerative ...

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Devora Kimelman-Block

April is the daughter of a Montana rodeo and ranching legacy family, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a landowner and rancher on ancestral lands. Raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, her passions are livestock, ranch life, agriculture and healing landscapes. ...

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April Martin Chalfant

Over the past 25 years Anne Robertson, an environmental philanthropist and entrepreneur, has developed proposals and increasingly effective strategies to obtain revenue for several large non-profits, and socially responsible businesses across the world.  Among other duties, she has also chaired major fundraising events for ...

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Anne Robertson

Ronda Rutledge is the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center. She was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board and serves as Co-Chair of the Equity and Social Justice Committee of One Voice Central Texas, advocating for changes that support equity, ...

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Ronda Rutledge

 Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Among Friends. She serves on the board of AGROWINGCULTURE and is the Founder/CEO of Modus Operandi LTD.With over 20 years of experience in the farming and natural products industry, Erin has ...

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Erin Sojourner

Genevieve Gilbreath has been an active entrepreneur in the consumer goods space since 2002. From her experience launching and growing two import/export herbal supplement companies and through her consulting practice she has deep expertise in FDA regulations, co-packing, branding, packaging, import/export, distribution & sales ...

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Genevieve Gilbreath

“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing ...

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MaryAnne Howland

Aimy Steadman is a Co-Founder and COO at Future Proof Brands LLC, a collection of millennial founders, and established industry veterans developing innovative beverage brands for the next generation of drinkers. Steadman grew up in the middle East and moved to the United States in 1998 from ...

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Aimy Steadman

Alexandra is passionate about solving the world’s most complex social and environmental issues by helping organizations reach their full potential. She discovered this passion through a range of work adventures, including: managing international events for a network with members in 73 countries focused on ...

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Alexandra Groome Klement

Lisa Pumphrey is the CEO and founder of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (LCCB). LCCB is the first farm brewery in the state of Virginia. Lisa has a forestry degree specializing in wildlife biology and attended Vermont Law School and the University of Richmond Robins ...

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Lisa Pumphrey

Sheryl O'Loughlin — an accomplished entrepreneur known for leading with bold humility rooted in love — introduced her first book, Killing It: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart in 2017. From 2015 to 2019, she was CEO and “Chief ...

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Sheryl O’Loughlin

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. She triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to ...

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Robyn O’Brien

Alex Hanifin, a native of Boulder, CO, has been in the natural products industry for just over 10 years. Alex joined the marketing team of Justin’s when the company was still a small brand, and that is where she discovered her love for not ...

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Alex Hanifin

Mimi Hillenbrand has been running the 777 Ranch for the family for 15 years and has worked on the ranch since she was a kid. It has always been her dream to run a ranch in the West. She has always had a passion ...

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Mimi Hillenbrand

Natalie Reitman-White is the Vice President of Organizational Vitality and Trade Advocacy at Organically Grown Company, one of the largest independent distributors of organic produce in the country.   Fast Company magazine named her, “a leading executive and change-maker in efforts to make food supply ...

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Natalie Reitman-White

Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes the New Hope Network. Carlotta is also the board president of Naturally Boulder, a 1,200-member trade group with the mission of nurturing community, leadership ...

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Carlotta Mast

Tina Owens is the Senior Director of Food & Agriculture Impact for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation and the largest Certified B Corporation in the world. Tina leads the charge for embedding regenerative agriculture practices, farmer resiliency, regenerative financing and industry ...

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Tina Owens

A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in Natural Resource Management and Economics. With over 25 years of international experience in ranching, Holistic Management, and collaborative ecosystem restoration programs, Daniela co founded ...

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Daniela Ibarra-Howell

Emily Kealey is currently the Executive Director of Naturally Austin – the only collaborative community for the natural consumer products industry in Austin - Emily has more than 17 years of public relations, marketing and branding experience.  She has expertise in strategic planning and ...

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Emily Kealey

Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate advocate for responsible business and a firm believer in the power of the corporation to do good in the world. Kim serves as a Director of B Lab, a nonprofit organization that ...

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Kim Coupounas