San Francisco, CA – Vegan Women Summit (VWS), a media and events organization dedicated to empowering women to build a kinder, more sustainable world, will host the second edition of the VWS Connect event series, the world’s first job networking series dedicated to mission-driven employers building the future of food. The event will take place virtually on May 26th, 2021 and will feature employers from around the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia. Companies participating in the VWS Connect job networking series include leading brands, startups, and nonprofits such as Beyond Meat, Miyoko’s, BIOMILQ, Climax Foods, Plantcraft, ProVeg 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, “The launch of our VWS Connect series reached nearly 700 jobseekers from a staggering 42 countries, underscoring the vital importance of this work. We know the leadership of women around the world, particularly women of color, is key to powering the future of food, but many do not have access or connections to career opportunities in the industry. We’re here to change that by building a robust and diverse talent pipeline into the world’s most exciting mission-driven companies. ”
Michelle Egger, CEO of BIOMILQ, a biotechnology startup backed by Bill Gates, shared her support as an employer partner for the series, “As a women-led, science-driven, and parent-centric company it’s vital we have our team reflect the consumer we serve; however finding diverse and passionate talent is always a challenge for time-strapped start-ups like us! VWS is able to connect us with a pool of ladies we know are primed to join our mission of unlocking human potential and who will fit right into our culture of support, authenticity, determination, and resiliency. We love that VWS helps companies like ours find our ‘unicorn’ candidates!”
Christie Lagally, CEO of Rebellyous Foods, a VWS Connect partner, added, “The first VWS Connect was hand’s down the most effective recruiting event Rebellyous Foods has participated in. The professional connections we made were invaluable and we started interviewing candidates within less than a week.”
The first VWS Connect event was held in February 2021 and reached over 700 jobseekers from 42 countries. In December 2020, VWS hosted VWS Pathfinder, the world’s first women founder summit and pitch competition dedicated to plant-based innovation. Reaching over 800 attendees across 31 countries, VWS Pathfinder featured more than 46 founders, CEOs, and investors from 20 countries, including a world’s first keynote chat bringing together the United States’ Miyoko Schinner, CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery, with New Zealand’s Shama Sukul Lee, CEO of Sunfed.
Attendees can sign up now for VWS Connect at https://veganwomensummit.com/vws-connect.
About Vegan Women SummitVegan Women Summit (VWS) is a global events and media organization created to empower female-identifying change makers to bring compassion to their careers. 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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