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Impossible Foods Helps Launch Initiative to Honor Pioneering Women in Sustainability and Food Tech

Impossible Foods has teamed up with Vegan Women Summit to launch the Women Building the Future initiative. This program was designed to highlight women leaders who are spearheading sustainability and food technology innovations. The program aims to bring visibility to the many women leaders in food tech fields around the world.

Women leaders

Impossible Foods and Vegan Women Summit are seeking nominations for “Women Building the Future.” The organizers are looking for women leaders around the world whose work makes an impact in the fields of sustainability and agriculture. Participants can apply through April 30, 2021. This is an inclusive program that encourages nominees of diverse backgrounds. There is no application fee.

The list of women leaders chosen as Women Building the Future honorees will be announced on June 1. Participants will be invited to participate in exclusive programming with leaders in food tech and sustainability. This includes:

  • Pat Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods
  • Other leaders in the global food system

Women bringing innovation to food tech

“Empowering women leaders is core to our mission, strength and innovation at Impossible Foods,” said Bindu Garapaty, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Impossible Foods. “We recognize the collective power in partnering with Vegan Women Summit. We want to highlight the pioneering women in food and technology who are working to save our planet.”

“Whether it’s innovating on food technology solutions, advocating in government, building a climate-focused nonprofit, or leading a sustainable eating initiative at their school, women of all ages and backgrounds are leading the way for a kinder, more sustainable world,” said Jennifer Stojkovic, Founder of Vegan Women Summit. “Women of color and their voices are often overlooked and underrepresented in these industries. By partnering with the world’s leading plant-based innovator, Impossible Foods, we can bring worldwide attention and support to these women. We help them take their work to the next level.”

More information and the nomination application is available here: https://veganwomensummit.com/impossible.

About Impossible Foods

Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Impossible Foods makes delicious, nutritious meat and dairy products — with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., founded the privately held company in 2011. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, UBS, Viking Global Investors, Temasek, Sailing Capital and Open Philanthropy Project.

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