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.
Featured 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 am 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.
This event was moderated by Naturally Boulder Board Member Carlotta Mast, Senior Vice President of Content and Insights and Market Leader for Informa’s Global Health and Nutrition Network.