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Saturday, November 12 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Women in Chocolate Keynote Panel

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From rural cacao farming communities in origin countries to artisan chocolate makers and chocolatiers in North America and Europe, women face structural challenges to equality in their lives and work. At the same time, women are participating in driving the industry toward higher level standards for equity, product quality, and sustainability. Through our moderated discussion and audience questions, we will explore the dynamics of gender in cacao and chocolate with five women leaders.

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Carla Martin, PhD

Executive Director; Lecturer, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Harvard University
Carla D. Martin, PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and a Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Carla is a social anthropologist whose current research focuses on ethics, quality... Read More →

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Gillian Goddard

Founder, Sun Eaters Organics
Gillian Goddard is a long term agitator in the fields of organics, sustainability and community empowerment. Her activities have centered around the Caribbean and North America. In the mid 2000′s Goddard started the first organic shop in Trinidad and Tobago then went on to open... Read More →
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Mey Alexandra Choy Paz

Quality and Laboratory Supervisor, CACAO Ecom Peru
Trained as Food Industries Engineer, with a specialization in Business Management, Mey has worked for more than 16 years in cacao quality, processing and value chain development with different companies. She has also advised producer groups and associations on cacao and chocolate... Read More →
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Maya Schoop-Rutten

Chocolate Maya
Maya Schoop-Rutten scours the world looking for pure, luscious chocolates made with organic cocoa purchased from ethical plantations. Maya’s passionfor travel and high-quality chocolate has taken her directly to the plantations where the cacao beans are grown. Each chocolate in... Read More →
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Emily Stone

CEO and Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Emily Stone has spent the greater part of the last decade deep in the jungles of Central America, creating meaningful market access for thousands of indigenous Maya smallholder farmers through supply chain companies connecting these farmers with premium chocolate makers in the U.S... Read More →
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Sunita de Tourreil

Founder, The Chocolate Garage
Sunita de Tourreil left prion disease in search of work that would engage her mind, heart and palate. Happy Chocolate does just that and has proven to be an even bigger challenge than expected! Sunita is committed to working in partnership with craft chocolate makers to transform... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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