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Vegan Women Summit 2023 Returning to NYC with 100 Speakers, Brands and Mayor Eric Adams

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces its return to New York City on May 18, 2023 for an all-new, 3 day experience. The annual summit, which is open to all genders, will feature its largest-yet gathering with over 100 speakers and brand activations from across the worlds of food, fashion and beauty, along with networking and professional development experiences. This year, the summit is being welcomed by NYC Mayor Eric Adams, who will host an exclusive VIP reception at the Mayor’s Mansion.  Co-hosted by founder Jennifer Stojkovic and Conference Chair Miyoko Schinner, the Summit will be held at iconic event space 99 Scott in Brooklyn. After selling out in 2022, VWS says this year’s gathering is expanding to offer even more speakers, panelists and events, …

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Fairs & Events

It’s Bloomberg-Gate With a Live Audience: ‘Fake Meat is Dead’ Journo to Join VWS Panel

On 19 January, Bloomberg contributor Deena Shanker penned the now infamous piece, “Fake Meat Was Supposed to Save the World. It Became Just Another Fad,” making vegan blood boil throughout the industry. “Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods wanted to upend the world’s $1 trillion meat industry. But plant-based meat is turning out to be a flop,” stated the piece, and controversy immediately ensued. The article based itself solely on Beyond and Impossible, and was not representative of the industry as a whole, argued many in the business. Backlash In a letter of response, VWS founder Jennifer Stojkovic retaliated along these same lines. “If you’re going to make the assertion that plant-based proteins are a fad based on stock performance, you should take Big Meat’s poor …

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Bloomberg: The Final Word With Elysabeth Alfano, Irina Gerry and Jenny Stojkovic

Elysabeth Alfano is joined by the CMO of Change Foods, Irina Gerry, and the founder of the Vegan Women Summit, Jennifer Stojkovic, to discuss the state of the plant-based foods and innovation Industry and respond to Bloomberg once and for all with the final word.  It’s another episode of The Plantbased Business Hour.  Specifically, they discuss Why is there so much negative press?  When did it start? Is there any truth to it? What is the media getting wrong on consumer adoption, behavior and perception, and environmental impact and food insecurity issues that the plant-based industry solves? Where is the sector headed and what is needed? Predictions for the next 5-10 years. Below is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content …

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Vegan Women Summit Reveals First Winners of 2023 Speaker Competition

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces the first set of women chosen by popular vote to speak at the 2023 Summit. With 22,000 votes cast across six continents, VWS says this year marks the event’s first-ever public choice speaker competition.  This year’s winning panels and speakers include Kate Dugan, Vice President of Brand Innovation at Beyond Meat, and Chef Babette Davis, with more selections to be announced.  The Vegan Women Summit 2023, which is open to attendees of all genders, will take place on May 18, 19, and 20th in New York City. The summit feature over 100 speakers and 50 brands in food, fashion, beauty, and sustainability.  Diverse topics According to VWS, this year’s winning public choice speakers represent a wide range of fields, …

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“First of its Kind” European Vegan Summit to Take Place in September

The first European Vegan Summit (EVS) will take place this September, featuring activists, politicians, and influential figures from media, business, science, and NGOs. Coming together virtually, the EVS will revolve around activism, economy, politics, and science to connect the European vegan sphere.  The EVS will take place over 4 days online (15th-18th of September) and will feature 12 talks, 72 speakers, and 4 exhibitions. Speakers include MEPs Sylwia Spurek and Francisco Guerreiro, vegan investor Sebastiano Castiglioni, activist Genesis Butler, and the founder of Vegan Women Summit Jennifer Stojkovic, among many others.  Organized in response to the current crises caused by inefficient and ineffective food policies, the EVS is the brainchild of the Green REV Institute, the first vegan think-tank in Poland. The online event will …

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Society

Vegan Women Summit 2022 Returns to Inspire Rising Women Leaders

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) is returning to Los Angeles on April 8 for a full-day conference with top women business leaders, scientists and activists working to build a more compassionate and sustainable world. The sold-out event’s hosts will include vegan artist and entrepreneur Dominique Side, founder and CEO of multiple innovative ventures such as Vgn Bae Music Studios and The Luxury Vegan.   Empowering rising leaders Founded by Jennifer Stojkovic, VWS is an organization that seeks to educate, inspire and empower women to bring greater compassion to their industry and careers. Through media and popular events, VWS says it is building a strong and inclusive community of ambitious female leaders. The organization’s work is supported by a diverse array of founders, investors, CEO’s, athletes, and …

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Jennifer Stojkovic Launches First Book on Women in Food Tech: “The Future of Food is Female”

Jennifer Stojkovic, executive leader and founder of the Vegan Women Summit, announces the launch and tour of her new book, “The Future of Food is Female – Reinventing the Food System to Save the Planet.” The book is said to be the first to highlight the role of women CEOs, venture capitalists, scientists and entrepreneurs in the modern food tech industry.  Available April 5th in print and ebook versions, the book can be purchased worldwide through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.  “The Future of Food” features a collection of insightful stories from 15 women leaders in animal-free food tech, including Heather Mills, Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko’s Creamery CEO), Suzy Amis Cameron (Author and investor), Pinky Cole (Slutty Vegan CEO), among many more.  Women changing …

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VWS: “The Longer We Leave the Talent and Expertise Of Women On the Table, the Longer We Leave Animals On the Table”

On a mission to inspire, educate and empower future and rising female leaders in food tech, Vegan Women Summit (VWS) is an events and media organization building a global community of strong and ambitious female-identifying change makers.  Founded by tech and communication leader Jennifer Stojkovic, Vegan Women Summit was born as Jennifer became aware of the inequities facing female founders in the food tech industry, blending her passion for change in the food system with her experience and network in Silicon Valley. We had the chance to speak with Jennifer – following her recent epic trip to Mount Kilimanjaro – to get to know more about VWS and its roles and goals in the plant-based sphere.  What is the mission and vision of the Vegan Women Summit?  …

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The Second Vegan Women Summit to Feature Industry Stars Like Beyond Meat, Miyoko’s, BIOMILQ, ProVeg

In February, Vegan Women Summit hosted its first ever VWS Connect event — an opportunity for jobseekers to network with mission-driven employers aiming to build a kinder and more sustainable world. The event was a huge success, attracting almost 700 jobseekers from 42 countries — something which, according to founder Jennifer Stojkovic, “underscores the vital importance of this work”.

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