WTF2 Meet-Ups

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Women Transforming Food & Finance
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Women Transforming Food & Finance

Bringing women together around their unique work and shared journey toward healthier agriculture, food and finance systems propagates fruitful relationships and learning opportunities – enhancing each of our paths to success.

This is at the core of our work at Women Transforming Food & Finance (WTF2). When we aren’t bringing women from across agriculture food and finance together at our larger conferences, we are pleased to facilitate smaller regional meet-ups. These provide opportunities for more intimate gatherings that enable women to build impactful communities closer to home.

Upcoming Meet-Ups:

Breakfast Meet-up: How Does the Financing World Need to Change to Better Support Food Security and Nutrition?

June 5, 2024 in Washington, DC
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET

With six years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG2 – the global goal to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition – there is an urgency to align financing at scale to reach the communities and countries being left behind, where food insecurity and malnutrition are rising. This lively meetup will include networking and a chance to hear reflections on trends in financing for food security and nutrition, innovative financing options, and challenges and opportunities related to the current institutional financing architecture. While there will be a short series of presentations, others will be invited to share their perspectives and feedback and the focus will be on networking and co-learning. The financing arena suffers from a dearth of women, including in leadership roles, so this event aims to forge new connections between the women in Washington, DC who are interested in these topics or career paths.

Host and Moderator
– Astrid Jakobs de Pádua, Minister Counselor and Head of Department for Food and Agriculture at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, DC

– Sarah Zoubek, President of Food FutureZ
– Asma Lateef, SDG2 Advocacy Hub
– Renee Catacalos, Director of Strategic Investments, FRESHFARM; recently VP of Strategy and Impact for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Network

This is a free event! RSVP to secure your spot.

Past Meet-Ups:

Breakfast Meet-up: What Does Investing in a Healthy Future Food System Look Like?

May 14, 2024 in Boulder, CO
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. MT

On May 14, WTF2 will host a breakfast meet-up in Boulder with the goal of bringing women in the community together for learning, dialogue, and networking. The morning will include a presentation and panel discussion around the topic “Investing in a Healthy Food Future” with additional time for networking and a light breakfast.

– Co-Hosts: Sarah Day Levesque, RFSI & Robyn O’Brien, Montcalm
– Devon Klatell, Rockefeller Foundation
– Jessamine Fitzpatrick, Alder Point Capital
– Kristy Lewis, Quinn Snacks

This is a free event!

Interested in hosting a WTF2 Meet-up in your community?
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