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Morning Mingle: Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader


Wednesday, Jun 24

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On the last Wednesday of  most months,
Naturally Boulder’s Morning Mingles are 
THE place
to learn about a timely, hot topic.

Step Up:
How to Live with Courage
and Become an Everyday Leader


When: June 24, 2020,  11:30 PM EDT / 10:30 AM CDT/ 9:30 AM MDT / 8:30 AM PDT

Where: Zoom Online Conferencing
Register here
Subject Track: Conscious Business

 

The natural products industry is being called to lead right now—to lead in providing the market with food and other products that better support human and planetary health and to lead in building a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive food and CPG system. Accomplishing these goals will require a new level of leadership that goes well beyond the people at the top of our industry. Everyone will have the opportunity to lead the change we need to see in the world—but how do we do this?

Ash Beckham, an equality advocate and author of the new book Step Up: How to Live With Courage and Become an Everyday Leader, has some answers and will share her thoughts on how we can stop focusing on external authorities and start reclaiming our own ability to create change in our workplaces, industry, communities, and homes.

Our goal is for you to leave this conversation with new ideas and tools for strengthening your own everyday leadership and the inspiration to know that your leadership can and will make a difference.

Meet The Expert, Ash Beckham, Author of  STEP UP and TED Speaker

Ash Beckham is a bold, dynamic presenter who speaks about empathy, respect and the power of having real conversations. Online videos of her TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and “Owning Your Duality” and her Boulder Ignite speech “I’M SO GAY” have gone viral with more than 10 million YouTube views. Ash continues to reach millions as her inspiring speeches are experienced in classrooms, boardrooms and auditoriums around the world.Meet The Moderator , Carlotta Mast Senior Vice President of Content and Insights at Informa

Carlotta Mast is the Senior Vice President of Content and Insights and Market Leader for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes Boulder’s New Hope Network. Carlotta is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences and has been interviewed about natural products industry trends and market performance by The New York Times, NPR, ABC News, BusinessWeek and numerous other media outlets. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Naturally Boulder, Carlotta sits on the board of the Climate Collaborative, whose mission is to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. She co-founded the J.E.D.I. Collaborative, for justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion. In 2013, Carlotta co-founded a paleo snack company called Wholly Bites, which hit the market well before Whole Foods Market and other retailers began adding paleo sections to their stores. Wholly Bites was sold in 2016 and is now marketed under the Thrive Tribe brand. Fun fact: A fourth generation Colorado native, Carlotta’s great grandparents emigrated from Sweden to Boulder in 1876.

 

Suggested Reading

Check out this excerpt from “Step Up.”

What’s your best option to get your hands on Ash’s book, so you can read it before this webinar?

1) Certainly you can purchase it from Amazon.

2) … but you can also support your local independent retailers with an online shipping option! Purchases made through Bookshop.org will have a portion of their proceeds sent to local bookstores.  (As a buyer, you just can’t pick up your purchase curbside — your book must be shipped to you.)

3) Or you can contact your favorite local bookstore, like the Boulder Book Store, and inquire about their ordering process and pick up procedures.  This method directly supports local shops and may allow you to get “Step Up” into your hands faster than the other two options mentioned above.

How do online events work?

Participants will be able to see and hear the presenters, but participants’ cameras won’t be on, and their mics will be muted. Participants will be able to type questions via the Chat box.

Any tips about using Zoom?

If you have used Zoom previously but not recently, you may want to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version for optimal results. Click here for specific instructions on how to proceed. While you can access Zoom via your computer’s browser (Chrome is preferred) without creating an account, you may have a better experience if you download the Zoom interface to your computer and log into your free account. The Zoom app is also available for your smartphone. Note that the quality of the Webinar will fluctuate both based on your internet connection and that of the presenters.