Date: November 5, 2019
Time: 10am-3pm PST
Facilitator: Dr. A. Breeze Harper
Join national speaker, strategic consultant, and groundbreaking author Dr. A. Breeze Harper for a leadership training to upgrade your professional diversity toolkit within the plant-based food world. Some questions to be addressed:
- How does one increase market outreach and profit margins through racial diversity and inclusion in the plant-based foods sector?
- How can VCs understand what is at stake when historically racially marginalized populations in food + tech are severely underfunded?
- How can plant-based food businesses and organizations recruit and retain an inclusive employee base with racial inclusion and diversity in mind?
- How can diversity, equity, and inclusion apply to a plant-based foods business model?
Structure of the webinar:
Part 1: Definitions, socio-historical context, and theories of racial diversity and inclusion; brief history of leadership and diversity in ethical consumption sector.
Part 2: Storytelling and interactive exercises related to racial diversity and inclusion in plant-based foods sector.
Part 3: Action plans and recommendations for next steps in racial diversity and inclusion.
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About Dr. A. Breeze Harper:
Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the ethical consumption sector. As a writer, she is best known for the groundbreaking book Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). Dr. Harper has given many keynote addresses and diversity trainings throughout North America, including PetSmart Charities, Mercy for Animals, the Humane Society of the US, and Wesleyan University. She has helped organizations implement DEI strategies with plant-based consumption in mind. In 2016, she collaborated with Oaklands FoodFirsts Executive Director Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez to write the backgrounder “Dismantling Racism in the Food System”, which kicked off FoodFirst series on systemic racism within the food system. More information about Dr. Harper can be found here: http://www.abreezeharper.com
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