We are all experiencing the same situation in different ways. My role as a CEO business owner I can say I am being stretched, expanded enlightened and growing in areas I need to grow in. When I surrendered to the fact that being a CEO can only be successful with the vortex of minds with the same intention to collaborate with. I Realized we have a calling and we have an expertise. But at the end of the day no human is an island, and it is a tribe of like-minded individuals that come together and share their life stories and offer advise coming from their own experiences and learning.
I had the pleasure to attend a summit this week that was just that a vortex of like-minded women that have the intention to expand in making a positive impact on our human existence.
“women-leading-regeneration-2020 Summit Organized by At the Epicenter”
The whole experience was personal and professional. There were breakouts where 3 to 4 people would join a few minutes discussion on a question that was presented from the host. Those felt like I invited these new women into my home. This way of doing summits is extremely attractive for me, the comfort of my own home, the words that were shared, and the real connection that was made was not compromised by lack of smelling each other or hugging. All walls were broken down and there was only transparency.
These women were from all over the world coming together to share their stories how they are making a positive impact our communities through their farming or ranching and many other impactful businesses. There was some eye-opening information that we are not aware of in our food chain. Now with the issues of the world we can take responsibility to get our food supply to be more sustainable and attainable.
Our workers that are the most unrecognized but very essential are the food workers, the farmers, the field workers the plant workers that are working to get our food supply to our homes. Every piece of produce and package of food should have a picture of the workers to show who is making this happen.
I have watched all my employees be stretched in these times also and it makes my heart warm to see how they have all stepped up and made the best of all of this and done such hard work to make sure the Celtic Sea Salt® gets to all the customers. These behind the scenes efforts deserve to be given appreciation and recognition. I want to say thank you to my team for being apart of the food chain.
What I got out to this summit was the desire to expand my resources to giving back to young people and give young people the same opportunity to have these experiences. Do more of an outreach to our young community.
Regeneration can be done in any area of existence our earth, our water, our people our animals. I look forward to seeing where this intention will lead me.
I want to thank Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director, At The Epicenter for creating and inviting me to this amazing summit, and for Erin Sojourner, VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation, HB Specialty Foods for sparking my interest when she said she will be speaking. It was a remarkable panel of women. Please go to the site below and see who I had the opportunity to learn from.
The reason I thought it was important to share this story, was because I want to share the way God brings all that I need to me when I need it. and God can bring all you need in your stretching, but you must surrender to see it.
Thank you for listening,
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM (MDT)
- Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director, At the Epicenter
- Yoli Ouiya, Founder, Yoli's Green Living and Next in Wellness
- Dr. Stephanie Shipp, Director, Operations & Planning
- Dell Technologies Services Portfolio Management
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. We will also look at trends of investing in women lead business is creating a business culture that activates for positive impact and grows the capacity of its employees to make a contribution.
The speakers were the following:
- Genevieve Gilbreath, Co-founder, Springdale Ventures
- Kim Coupounas, Global Ambassador, B Lab
- Erin Sojourner, VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation, HB Specialty Foods
- Jessica Norwood, Co-Founder, The Runway Project
- Natalie Reitman-White, Trust Protector for the Sustainable Food & Agricultural Trust
- Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director, At The Epicenter
- Tina Owens, Senior Director Food and Agriculture Impact
- Danone North America
Reem Hassani, Co-founder, Chief Brand Officer and Artist, Numi Organic Tea
- Women on the Land Panel
- Regeneration Slam™ Diversity is Our Resiliency
- Robyn O'Brien, Co-founder, rePlant Capital
- Women on the Land with Q&A
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.
Plenary Panel Roundtable
- April Martin Chalfant, TP Ranch, Northern Cheyenne
- Lisa Pumphery, Founder/CEO, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery and Farm
- Mimi Hillenbrand, Owner, 777 Bison Ranch, South Dakota
- Magdalena Urioste, co-founded Pampeanas Regenerativas Orientales, Uruguay
- Amber Smith, Women in Ranching Program Manager, Western Landowners Alliance
- Co-Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director, At The Epicenter
- Co-Moderator: Daniela Ibarra Howell, Co-founder / CEO, Savory Institute
For more details on the panel of speakers go to the below site.