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Jessica Norwood

Named to Essence Magazines “50 Entrepreneurs to Watch” list, Jessica Norwood is a financial activist, impact investor and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the Runway Project, a suite of strategies that challenge wealth inequity by increasing early capital known as a “Friends and Family” round, or what Jessica calls “Believe in You Money” into […]

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Mita Mallick

Mita Mallick a corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses and cultures. Mita is a passionate storyteller who believes in the power of diversity to spur creative strategic thinking which can ultimately transform brands.As the Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Marketing at Unilever, Mita’s efforts to build an inclusive culture are […]

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Reem Hassani

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 the simple art of tea. Over twenty years later, Numi continues […]

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Dr Stephanie Shipp

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 worked nine years.  Stephanie joined Dell Technologies (Dell) in 1997 and […]

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Jewel Grandberry

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 to communicate in truth and organic conversation. Jewel holds a Bachelors […]

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Amber Smith

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 goals. Her time spent studying in the Middle East, and five […]

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April Martin Chalfant

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. After marrying her husband, they settled on the place that she […]

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Angela McElwee

With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to build structure, vision, and teams at many levels – as a retailer, board member, community member, and as the leader of a mission-driven vertically integrated manufacturer. As the CEO and President of Gaia Herbs, she has stewarded […]

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Erin Sojourner

Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Founder and CEO of Modus Operandi. With over 30 years of experience in the farming and natural products industry, Erin has been privileged to wear a spectrum of hats. At a young age, she began studying horticulture/soil science, operated an organic farm/nursery […]

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Genevieve Gilbreath

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 – retail and wholesale. From 2016 through 2018, she served as […]

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