A Call to Action: Increasing Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Natural Products Industry

Conference Programming
J.E.D.I.Business Resources


Don’t miss this session with the J.E.D.I. Collaborative! We’ll cover how your organization can incorporate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your company policies, workplace practices, marketing efforts, partnerships, and strategic plans. 

Hear from companies who’ve embarked on the J.E.D.I journey and from BIPOC-owned brands on what else we can do to move the natural products industry forward. The J.E.D.I Collaborative will also introduce additional programs and initiatives launching in 2021. We hope you’ll join us to get started on your J.E.D.I journey!



  • Carlotta Mast, J.E.D.I Collaborative / New Hope Network

What Is the J.E.D.I. Collaborative? 

  • Lara Dickinson,  J.E.D.I. Collaborative / OSC    
  • Sheryl O'Loughlin, J.E.D.I. Collaborative, Women on Boards Project

One Year In - Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going? 

  • MaryAnne Howland, J.E.D.I. Collaborative / Global Diversity Leadership Exchange 

J.E.D.I 2.0

Strategy 1 - Companies Lean into J.E.D.I.   

  • Grace Rusch, J.E.D.I. Collaborative / OSC
  • Ari Goldsmith, KeHE Distributors
  • Blair Kellison, Traditional Medicinals   
  • Michelle Pusateri, Nana Joe's

Strategy 2 - Invest in BIPOC Entrepreneurs & Capital  

  • Noramay Cadena, Supply Change Capital  
  • Perteet Spencer, AYO Foods

Strategy 3 - Engage with Partners  

  • Arnulfo Ventura, Beanfields / Project Potluck

Live Audience Q+A via the session chat