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VWS Announces The 2022 Return of The World’s Only Future of Food Job Fair, Amidst Record Job Opportunities in the Industry

Vegan Women Summit® (VWS), a media and events organization dedicated to empowering women to build a kinder, more sustainable world, will host the return…

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Vegan Women Summit® (VWS), a media and events organization dedicated to empowering women to build a kinder, more sustainable world, will host the return of the VWS Connect series, the world’s only job networking series dedicated to mission-driven employers building the future of food. The debut 2022 event will take place virtually on January 26, 2022 and will feature employers from around the world with roles across North America, Europe, and Asia. Companies participating in the January edition include leading brands and startups, including The Every Company (formerly Clara Foods), Miyoko’s, Ripple Foods, Next Gen Foods, Finless Foods, BIOMILQ, and more. All participating companies have exciting job openings ranging from executive to entry level roles across all departments, including marketing, engineering, science, advocacy, and more, that they are hoping to fill at the event.

Jennifer Stojkovic, founder of VWS, shared, “Despite the pandemic, 2021 was a record year for both job opportunities and the food tech industry. It’s no surprise that many professionals, particularly women, are finding themselves attracted to the idea of starting a mission-driven career that betters the planet and the lives of all who inhabit it. Last year, we connected over 2,000 jobseekers with the world’s top food tech brands, like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off this year and our work to build a more diverse and equitable future of food. There has never been a better time to jumpstart an innovative career that combines your passion and talent, and we’re thrilled to have the industry’s fastest growing brands at our VWS Connect kickoff.” 

Arturo Elizondo, CEO of The Every Company (formerly Clara Foods), a company creating egg protein through precision fermentation, shared, “At EVERY, we believe we are best when every perspective, every background, and every person is welcomed. Where every person is not just tolerated, but celebrated. And we could not be more egg-cited to hire some incredible VWS community members on our path to democratizing access to animal-free protein for everyone, everywhere!”

“No meaningful positive transformation can be achieved on a global scale without diversity of backgrounds, points of views, skills, and cultures. While we see diversity in hiring across all levels as a very pragmatic business approach that enables our company to be better, faster, bigger and more sophisticated, we do recognise that this is unfortunately still an exception in the business world. Initiatives such as VWS Connect are great to help bridging this gap and we’re honoured to be part of it,” added Andre Menezes, CEO of Next Gen Foods, a fast-growing startup focused on creating innovative, plant-based chicken alternatives. 

Since launching in February 2021, VWS Connect has hosted over 2,000 job seekers across six continents with all of the world’s leading food tech brands including Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, SuperMeat, ProVeg, Miyoko’s, BIOMILQ, Nowadays, Lighter, The Pack, Climax Foods, SuperMeat, Plantcraft, Omni Foods, Eclipse Foods, Chinova Bioworks, Mercy for Animals, and more. 

On April 8th, 2022, VWS will host the return of The Vegan Women Summit 2022 in Los Angeles, California, a global summit dedicated to women changemakers in the future of food, fashion, beauty, and biotechnology. In October 2021, VWS hosted VWS Pathfinder, the world’s only women founder summit and pitch competition dedicated to plant-based innovation, where Jessica Schwabach, CEO of Sundial Foods, was crowned the winner. To date, VWS Pathfinder has received over 1,000 founder applications from 31 countries and has featured more than 100 of the world’s top CEOs and founders including Miyoko Schinner, Heather Mills, Daniella Monet, Dr. Sandhya Sriram, Denise Woodard, and more. 

Interested employers and jobseekers can sign up now for VWS Connect at https://veganwomensummit.com/vws-connect

About Vegan Women Summit®Vegan Women Summit® (VWS), a media and events organization dedicated to empowering women to build a kinder, more sustainable world. VWS hosts events with the goal to foster a community of strong, ambitious rising leaders working to build a kinder, more sustainable world. VWS is supported by leading CEOs, venture capitalists, artists, athletes, & nonprofit leaders from around the world.  For more information, visit https://veganwomensummit.com.

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