Vegan Women Summit Launches Female Founder Summit and Pitch Competition Dedicated to Plant-Based Innovation
Vegan Women Summit, a media and events organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and empowering rising female-identifying leaders, launches the world’s first founder summit and pitch competition dedicated to female-identifying founders building the future of plant-based innovation—VWS Pathfinder.
The December 5 event will include CEO panels, founder chats, and session programming featuring more than two dozen of the world's leading founders and CEOs in the plant-based space, including Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko's Creamery), Shama Sukul Lee (CEO of Sunfed Meats), Daniella Monet (co-founder of Kinder Beauty), and Denise Woodard (Partake Foods). Notable venture capitalists joining from the food technology industry include Matilda Ho (Bits x Bites), Lisa Feria (Stray Dog Capital), Regina Hecker (Blue Horizon Ventures), and Miray Zaki (Diamatrix). Applications for VWS Pathfinder will be accepted from founders around the world through October 23.
"The challenge we've given ourselves at Vegan Women Summit is to find innovative ways to build the next generation of female founders in the plant-based space," Stojkovic said. "Through our recent survey results, we have discovered more than one-third of female founders entering the space move towards a more plant-based diet after founding their company. We are eager to explore this opportunity and create a mainstream entry point into the industry for founders coming from all backgrounds.
Mohini, a born and raised vegetarian from Chicago, initially went vegan when faced with a health issue, but stayed vegan for the animals. Whole food plant-based eating (inspired by traditional Indian culture) is her optimal diet. An advocate for mental health and lifestyle changes, she has a degree in Health Sciences from DePaul University.
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