Building on her experience as a socially and environmentally minded entrepreneur, Judy will discuss how we can build a values-based regional economy that protects our water, air, and land for future generations, creates meaningful jobs, increases equality and builds healthy and joyful community life.
Judy Wicks is an author, international activist and entrepreneur, Judy founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Cafe in 1983, which became a pioneer in the farm to table movement and a model in sustainable business practices. She is founder of Fair Food Philly (2000) and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (2001) and the nationwide (BALLE) Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (2001). Judy founded Black Cat, which featured locally made and fair-trade gifts for twenty years. In 1970, Judy cofounded the original Free People’s Store, now well known as Urban Outfitters (no longer affiliated).
Her work has earned numerous local and national awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, and was inducted into the University Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame in 2016.
Good Morning, Beautiful Business, Judy’s acclaimed memoir, won a national gold medal for business leadership. Judy continues her work to build a new economy of beautiful businesses.
Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch & beverage with you.
Judy will do a book signing of “Good Morning, Beautiful Business” after the talk.
Ticket cost is five dollars. Ticket net proceeds to benefit young people that are/have aged out of the foster care system and therefore at high risk of homelessness. Additional donations for the cause are welcome!