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Better yourself, your brand and the world we share.

Now more than ever, it’s important to think about how we can work towards a better tomorrow for ourselves and for our planet. Join us virtually on November 20th for inspirational discussions and educational takeaways to better yourself, your brand and the world we share.

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When
Friday November 20, 2020, starting at 2:30 PM EST
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Presenters
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Bethany Mota
Founder of Atom&Matter, Content Creator, Author, Designer
MOTA is the founder of Atom&Matter, YouTube sensation, designer, author & entrepreneur who has become one of the most powerful voices in new media. Bethany’s YouTube has over 9.9M subscribers and her videos have been viewed over 2B times. Mota released her first book with Gallery Books, “Make Your Mind Up" in 2017. Mota’s entrepreneurship in the digital space has garnered recognition by a number of top outlets, including TIME Magazine, which hailed her as one of the most influential teens in the world for two consecutive years; Vogue, who called her one of the top YouTubers taking over the world; and Business Insider, which named her one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. Mota was honored by Forbes as one of their “Forbes 30 Under 30” for her work in the arts and lifestyle space.
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Ashley Renne
Environmental Activist and Sustainability Expert
Ashley Renne is a professional video creator, keynote speaker, on-camera host, environmentalism advocate, certified plant-based nutrition expert, and co-founder of Compost Society, a regenerative sustainability organization. Ashley is also a host on the Smart. Healthy. Green. Living streaming channel, a Creative Council board member of Climate Power 2020, and a volunteer Wildlife Transporter for WREN. Her lifestyle brand Hey Ashley Renne shares vegan and sustainable ways to help us all have healthier bodies, smarter homes, and a greener planet.
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Ayesha Barenblat
Sustainable Fashion Activist, Founder of Remake
Ayesha Barenblat is a sustainable fashion activist, and Founder of Remake, whose mission is to turn fashion into a force for good. With viral campaigns such as #PayUp Remake advocates for the invisible women who bring our fashion to life while making starvation wages and working in hazardous conditions. Remake's education and leadership development is training up the next generation of women to hold the fashion industry accountable and remake their closets with fashion that respect women and our planet. Prior to founding Remake, Ayesha has worked both within the UN and BSR to provide providing strategic advice to fashion brands from Kering Group, Levi Strauss and Company, Nike to Patagonia on the design and integration of sustainability into core business practices.
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Bridget Croke
Investor - Managing Director Closed Loop Partners
Bridget Croke has spent the last 20 years building movements to help drive a more sustainable economy –from the local food movement to the circular economy and is currently is a Managing Director and part of the founding team at Closed Loop Partners, an investment and innovation firm working to accelerate a more sustainable, circular economy. Bridget serves as the Board of Directors to the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network and Algramo, a smart refillable packaging company out of Santiago, Chile. Bridget is also a mom, rock climber and outdoor adventurer based in Vermont.
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Erin Boyle
Founder, Reading My Tea Leaves & Author, SIMPLE MATTERS
Erin Boyle is the writer and photographer behind the lifestyle blog, Reading My Tea Leaves, where she writes about all things slow, simple, and sustainable. Erin’s first book, Simple Matters, is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Erin embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to us all—whether we’re renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three young children.
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Joanna Dai
Founder & CEO, Dai
Joanna Dai is the founder and CEO of innovative womenswear brand, Dai. Dai delivers comfort-empowered performance for the modern woman, designing at the intersection of eco-certified technical fabrics, timeless aesthetics, and purposeful versatility. Dai is a Certified B Corporation™ and committed to creating a positive environmental and social impact. Since launch in 2017, Dai has been a pioneer in sustainable materials innovation and tech-enabled fit and e-commerce experience. Joanna is a US expat based in London and was previously an investment banker for 8 years at J.P. Morgan in New York and London. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and hails from Southern California which could explain her obsession with comfort and ease.
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Karly Rumpel
Founder of UCan YQR, Agvocate, Visionary
Having grown up on a mixed beef and grain farm and never afraid to get dirty, Karly is a farm kid that was raised to be an agricultural advocate. She has a love for all things Ag and has helped raise beef, sheep, chickens, pigs, and even worked on a dairy farm to help her through school. In university she showed her drive for Agriculture communication through organizing campus events showcasing Canadian agriculture, and even a cross country bus tour to different agricultural operations. She is an agriculture scientist with a passion for sustainability. She is a self-proclaimed dirt nerd, working to help farmers produce food efficiently and sustainably by using up and coming technologies and classic techniques. She is one of 100 Youth Ag Summit 2019 Alumni: this is where she started UCan YQR - an initiative to reduce food waste and get produce into the hands of those that need it most through historical preserving techniques. Karly is a young Agvocate with big dreams!
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Lori Taylor
Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms
Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US.
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Ophira and Tali Edut
Co-founders, The AstroTwins
Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide. Through their website Astrostyle and as the official astrologers for ELLE magazine, they bring the stars down to earth with their lifestyle and coaching-based approach to horoscopes. They’ve created astrology sections for multiple media properties, including Refinery29, Parade, and Lifetime TV. Bestselling authors, they’ve written a collection of books, including AstroStyle, Love Zodiac, Shoestrology and Momstrology (their #1 Amazon best-selling parenting guide) and their own brand imprint annual horoscope guides.

The AstroTwins have been featured by Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times Sunday Styles section, People Magazine and Vogue. They have collaborated with major brands including Coach, Zappos, Nordstrom, and co-created the wildly successful “Signs of Love” campaign with Revlon and Refinery29. The sisters have read charts for celebrities including Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts and Sting. They are regular guests on SiriusXM and have appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, doing on-air readings for the cast.
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Safia Qureshi
CEO, CupClub
Safia Qureshi, Architect and Designer based in London, founded CupClub in 2015. CupClub is the pioneer of reusability in consumer food and beverage packaging, having delivered the service at scale commercially for major NextGen food and beverage brands. Key awards include Best UX Design 2019 Fast Company and New Plastics Economy Winner from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

As a result, CupClub is market leading with a record return rate of 95% across retail and 99% across closed buildings. Customers include NextGen consortium brands Starbucks, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Yum Brands, Nestle, Wendy’s as well as leading food service company Baxter Storey, Cushman & Wakefield and retailer John Lewis & Partners.
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Shannon Hauf
SVP & Head of Seed Production Innovation, Bayer Crop Science
Shannon Haufis currently Senior Vice President and Head of Seed Production Innovation at Bayer Crop Science. Shannon and her team located in 22 countries around the world have the responsibility to develop and deliver strategic and technical solutions in the production of seeds to deliver farmers the highest quality seeds and drive sustainable growth and profit of Bayer’s seeds business. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Head of Crop Technology Soybeanleading the combined soybean portfolio following the integration of Monsanto.
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Sea Briganti
CEO, Chief Visionary, Co-Founder of LOLIWARE
Sea is the co-founder and CEO of LOLIWARE, the world's leading seaweed-based material technology company. As the leader of an interdisciplinary team of expert scientists, food technologists, and seaweed biologists, Briganti developed LOLIWARE Intelligent Seaweed Technologies (LIST) – a category of materials made from seaweed (a regenerative and carbon sequestering input) that outperform paper products and bioplastics.

Briganti graduated at the top of her class at Parsons School of Design and went on to build innovation pipelines for global CPG companies Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, and L'Oreal, with a lens on sustainable packaging and food tech. Raised in Hawaii, Briganti’s deep connection with the ocean led to an unwavering commitment to eliminate single-use plastics and heal the planet.