J.E.D.I Collaborative @ Expo West 2022

February 15, 2022 by Sarah

The natural products industry has long been a leader in promoting products that are better for people and the planet, but too many have been left out. It’s imperative that this industry recognizes the need for systemic change. It’s not only possible to operate a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization, but the benefits of doing so are far-reaching. J.E.D.I Collaborative is pleased to present this program in partnership with New Hope Network featuring industry leaders, inspiring speakers, and architects of J.E.D.I Collaborative and its programming. Sessions include heartfelt and activating keynotes, storytelling, data-driven impacts of JEDI practices, and an interactive workshop on regenerative financing.

Speakers include:

  • Maryanne Howland – Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, J.E.D.I Collaborative, Ibis Communications
  • Lara Dickinson – One Step Closer
  • Carlotta Mast – New Hope Network
  • Funlayo Alabi – Shea Radiance
  • Cynthia Billops – One Step Closer, J.E.D.I Collaborative
  • Ari Goldsmith – KeHE Distributors
  • Ryan Pintado-Vertner – Smoketown, LLC
  • Ibraheem Basir – Dozen Cousins
  • Eric Pierce – New Hope Network
  • Arno Hesse – Food Funded, Slow Money Northern California
  • Nicholas McCoy – Whipstitch Capital
  • Noramay Cadena – Supply Change Capital

and more to be announced!