Monterey, CA, United States
December 6th, 2013
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About this event
TEDWomen is a TED event curated by TED and Pat Mitchell that focuses on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and may also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxMontereyWomen and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on December 5th and 6th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.
Andrea founded Unmarked Streets, a non-profit in Guatemala that trains women to become entrepreneurs, in 2011. Andrea graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BBA in finance and economics, and has worked in financial forecasting, reporting, and budgeting. She has been involved in microfinance since 2007 when she began volunteering with a charity called TradeRelief which supports social enterprises: their current projects include several growing businesses in Western Kenya. She joined a volunteer program in summer 2010 in Solola, in the Guatemalan highlands, hoping to get some field experience in microfinance. While there, she realized how saturated the market was for small loans, and how hungry the community was for a different approach to creating jobs. When she returned to the States, she sat down with her friends and family and started brainstorming what is now Unmarked Streets.
Paulette has served as the executive director of the Arts Council for Monterey County since 2004. She was most recently named one of the top 25 game-changing local leaders of the past 25 years by the Monterey County Weekly. Earlier this year, she was named one of the Outstanding Women of Monterey County 2013 by the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Paulette has also been honored by the City of Monterey and the City of Seaside and named as a Local Hero by the Monterey County Weekly.
Tonya has been a driving force in the produce industry for over past thirty years. During her career, she was recognized as a top spokesperson and a true trailblazer for the organic produce segment, helping to propel organic produce from the fringe to mainstream mass-market retailing. Tonya recently retired from her position as Vice President of Organic Sales for Earthbound Farm, the Nations dominant supplier of organic vegetables and salads. She is the 2003 recipient of the Women in Produce achievement award and has served on several industry boards. In 2010 she joined the faculty as an Adjunct Professor in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable marketing at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She also serves on the board of directors of the Community Foundation for Monterey County where she is chairing a 1.5 million dollar endowment campaign for the Women’s Fund. Tonya holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine. Her time is well managed with her role as a consultant to the produce industry, mentor and community volunteer.
Venue and Details
Monterey Institute of International Studies
499 Pierce St.
Monterey, CA, 93940
Event Type (what is this?) TEDxWomen
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