Women Leading Regeneration Summit

April 28-29, 2020
Austin, TX

"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish."
~ Michelle Obama

Coming together as Women and welcoming the Men who support us, We know it is time to act in Unity and with profound Purpose for the Healing of ourselves and our world. We gather in Austin, TX, to co-create a shared vision for action. Looking into the eyes of our nation's youth, we see that the future is for them and it for us to safeguard its promise. As women in business, academia, agriculture, and civic service, we gather to hear from one another, to share our hopes, dreams and challenges. To speak to what is required to attend to the imbalances of our ailing planet and society while elevating what is nourishing, regenerating and motivating to act with shared purpose. Using our expanding capacity to evolve the places we touch with the wisdom of long term perspectives, we will speak to how to enrich business performance as we build impact beyond the bottomline. 

The Women Leading Regeneration Summit is At the Epicenter’s celebration of the spirit and power of women leading. If bringing your values to the workplace and gaining insight into how to improve the positive impact of your brand or service, then join us. WLR2020 offers rich interaction between all participants. Women Leading Regeneration is different from most conferences. Your voice matters.


Regeneration
re·gen·er·a·tion  rəˌjenəˈrāSH(ə)n/

Regeneration is the process of renewal, and restoration that makes life and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Regenerative concepts take sustainability to the next level, moving from ‘doing less bad’ to actually ‘doing good’ for people and planet.



Why The Summit

Women Leading Regeneration (WLR20) opens women and men to the myriad opportunities to collaborate across sectors, state boundaries and brand affiliations. The foundational focus of our shared work is harnessing the power of commerce to provide wellbeing to people and planet in every step from production to product so we restore and regenerate our land, air, water, communities and biodiversity for generations to come.

Who’s Coming

Women Leading Regeneration draws from a diverse community of contributors and participants, which includes entrepreneurs, executives, farmers and ranchers, academics, investors, and innovators of all stripes.  We are a tapestry of women and men who celebrate the rising leadership and influence of women in our communities, as pioneers and leaders. We are women and men who are ready to grow a movement for the regeneration of how we define leadership and the means to positively impact our world so all life thrives.

  • ​Schedule

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 


CHECK IN BEGINS


NETWORKING DINNER

​Welcome

Seleyn DeYa​​​​​rus, Founder/Executive Director, At The Epicenter 

Ronda Rutledge, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 



Morning Coffee Mingle

Coffee & Tea


Welcome and Grounding 

Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director, At The Epicenter


Regenerative Slam™ Keynote

Tina Owens, Senior Director Food and Agriculture Impact, Danone North America 


Practicing a Mind and Body Pause

Guided by Elysabeth WilliamsonPartner Yoga Teacher


Driving Diversity, Inclusion and Impact of Women 


Now more than ever, there is an increased understanding that it is vital to grow the influence of women's perspectives in leadership roles within companies to shape the economic future. It also necessitates that women of all ethnicities, skin tones, and orientation have equal access to leadership positions. It is also important that women seek positions that have true power to effect the direction of companies and communities. From boardrooms to the C Suite, we ask how do we elevate women to be in these roles and how do we position ourselves for consideration?

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Jewel Grandberry, CEO/Founder, A Seat at the Table
Alex Hanifin, VP of Marketing, The Good Crisp Company
Angela McElwee, CEO/President, Gaia Herbs
Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Founder/Executive Director, At The Epicenter


Regenerative Slam™ TBA



Regenerative Slam™ TBA



Tabletop Working Session

Guided Engagement by Discussion Leaders


Lunch and Networking

Enjoy a Delicious Organic Meal and Meander around the Gardens


Practicing a Mind and Body Pause

Guided by Elysabeth WilliamsonPartner Yoga Teacher


Regeneration Keynote TBA


Using Business to Drive Impact Beyond the Bottom Line

The inspiration for many women in business today is to make a difference. As a business grows, it has the potential to become an influencer in its community and potentially to reach into global wellbeing because of the shared intention of its team. This conversation will look at how women in different roles within the business community are witnessing this flourish of influence and how weaving deeper missions offers both joy and challenges in creating a business culture that activates for positive impact and grows the capacity of its employees to make a contribution.

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Kim Coupounas, Global Ambassador, B Lab
Erin Sojourner, VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation, HB Specialty Foods
Moderator: Carlotta Mast, SVP Content and Market Leader, Informa Markets




Themed Working Session 

Guided Engagement by Discussion Leaders



Women on the Land

Women networks are emerging and women leaders from all walks of life are stepping up to shape the future. This powerful feminine force is not about separation. It is about infusing the design of solutions and new paradigms with its unique essence: nurturing, courageous, uncompromising, multigenerational, loving. Nowhere is this essence and energy more needed than in the imagining and redesign of our food and agriculture - our entrepreneurial relationship with the land. “Women of the land” will reflect and share their experiences of daily work immersions in Nature, their views of the future for the land, farming and ranching, and their dedication to creating a new stewardship paradigm for the Earth. Representing different cultures and landscapes and united by their love and commitment for the health of the land, this panel will fill us with inspiration and joy. 

April Martin Chalfont, TP Ranch, Northern Cheyenne
Lisa Pumphery, Founder/CEO, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery and Farm
Amber Smith, Women in Ranching Program Manager, Western Landowners Alliance
Moderator: Daniela Ibarra Howell, Co-founder and CEO, Savory Institute


Summit Roundup for Impact

Tables will establish key takeaways and commitments and select a spokesperson to share with the community


Celebration Reception and Presentation to Community

Keynote Speakers

Tina Owens
Tina Owens is the Senior Director of Food & Agriculture Impact for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation[...]

Speaker Line Up


Jewel Grandberry
Jewel Grandberry is a CEO/ Founder of A Seat at the Table Series and Black Women Network in which she[...]
MaryAnne Howland
“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and[...]
Amber Smith
Amber has been ranching in rural communities for 14 years with her husband and two young children. Her passion is[...]
April Martin Chalfant
April is the daughter of a Montana rodeo and ranching legacy family, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe[...]
Angela McElwee
With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to build structure,[...]
Ronda Rutledge
Ronda Rutledge is the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center. She was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Food[...]
Erin Sojourner
Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Founder and CEO of Modus Operandi. With[...]
Lisa Pumphrey
Lisa Pumphrey is the CEO and founder of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (LCCB). LCCB is the first farm brewery in[...]
Carlotta Mast
Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes[...]
Daniela Ibarra-Howell
A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in[...]
Kim Coupounas
Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate advocate for responsible business and a firm believer[...]

Discussion Leaders

Jewel Grandberry
Jewel Grandberry is a CEO/ Founder of A Seat at the Table Series and Black Women Network in which she[...]
MaryAnne Howland
“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and[...]
Amber Smith
Amber has been ranching in rural communities for 14 years with her husband and two young children. Her passion is[...]
Devora Kimelman-Block
Devora Kimelman-Block is the founder and CEO of KOL Foods. KOL Foods balances her family’s modern and traditional values. Before[...]
April Martin Chalfant
April is the daughter of a Montana rodeo and ranching legacy family, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe[...]
Angela McElwee
With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to build structure,[...]
Ronda Rutledge
Ronda Rutledge is the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center. She was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Food[...]
Erin Sojourner
Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Founder and CEO of Modus Operandi. With[...]
Aimy Steadman
Aimy Steadman is a Co-Founder and COO at Future Proof Brands LLC, a collection of millennial founders, and established industry veterans developing[...]
Lisa Pumphrey
Lisa Pumphrey is the CEO and founder of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (LCCB). LCCB is the first farm brewery in[...]
Carlotta Mast
Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes[...]
Tina Owens
Tina Owens is the Senior Director of Food & Agriculture Impact for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation[...]
Daniela Ibarra-Howell
A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in[...]
Kim Coupounas
Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate advocate for responsible business and a firm believer[...]

Summit Activators

Elysabeth Williamson
Elysabeth Williamson has been an innovator in the world of Yoga for over thirty years and is the founder of Principle-Based[...]
Seleyn DeYarus
Seleyn DeYarus is co-founder and CEO of At the Epicenter. She is known for her passionate enthusiasm about how together,[...]

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