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International Women's Day: Women in AgTech

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
Date
Mar 8, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Amy Wu
Contact
Cathy McArthur
E-Mail
mcarthur@illinois.edu
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Please join us on Monday, March 8 from 12-1pm as we celebrate International Women’s Day as we hear a dynamic presentation from Amy Wu, an award-winning writer for the women’s ag and agtech movement. This event will also be part of Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week.

 

She is the Creator & Chief Content Director of From Farms to Incubators, a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech. It has a mission of highlighting the stories of women in food, farming, and farmtech, especially women of color.

 

From Farms to Incubators includes a documentary that spotlights women leaders in agtech. The documentary and stories have been screened and presented at SXSW and Techonomy. The initiative was awarded grants from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and International Women's Media Foundation's Howard G. Buffett Fund. In 2020 Amy was named on Worth magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020 list of 50 Women Changing the World.” She was also a recipient of the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence and named as one of Food Tank’s “15 Inspiring Women Leading in the AgTech Sector.” 

 

Prior to starting From Farms to Incubators, Amy spent over decades as an investigative reporter at media outlets including the USA Today Network where she reported on agriculture for The Salinas Californian. She’s also worked at Time magazine, The Deal and contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from New York University, and master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is also an avid open water swimmer, and completed the 28.6 mile Manhattan Island Marathon swim in 2010. When not writing and swimming she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat Yul Brynner.

 

You can register HERE.

 

If you have questions, or need accommodations for this event, please email Cathy McArthur at mcarthur@illinios.edu.

 

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