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Judy Wicks

An international leader and speaker in the local-living-economies movement, Judy Wicks is former owner of the White Dog Café, acclaimed for its socially and environmentally responsible business practices. She is also cofounder of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), as well as founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Fair Food — both incubated at the White Dog Café Foundation and supported by the restaurant's profits. In her retail career, Judy was founder and owner of 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. Her work has earned numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Philadelphia. Continuing her work to build a new economy, Judy mentors the next generation of entrepreneurs and consults for beautiful businesses. She can be reached at Judy's Upcoming Events
  • Judy Wicks at Tri-State Sustainability Symposium
    1755 N. 13th Street , Philadelphia PA 19112
    March 6, 2015, 8:00 am

    Judy Wicks will keynote at the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium on March 6th, 2015. This symposium will run from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM and take place in the Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University.

  • Judy Wicks at Har Zion Temple
    1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley PA 19072
    March 11, 2015, 11:30 pm

    Judy Wicks will present at the Har Zion Temple on Wednesday, March 11th at 12:15 PM, following an 11:30 AM lunch. This event is free to Sisterhood members and costs $18 for non-Sisterhood members. Judy's book, "Good Morning, Beautiful Business," will be available for sale and signing.

  • Judy Wicks at Leadership Philadelphia
    140 S. Broad Street , Philadelphia PA 19102
    March 12, 2015, 10:45 am

    Judy Wicks, author of "Good Morning, Beautiful Business," will speak at Leadership Philadelphia on Thursday, March 12th. Wick's presentation will run from 10:45-11:45 AM and take place at the Union League of Philadelphia.

  • Judy Wicks at Richard Stockton College
    101 Vera King Farris Drive , Galloway NJ 08205
    March 19, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Judy Wicks will present at Richard Stockton College's School of Business on Thursday, March 19th in Galloway, New Jersey at 2:30 PM. This event will take place in the Ann F. Townsend Residential Life Center (TRLC).

  • Judy Wicks at West Chester University
    700 South High St., West Chester PA 19383
    April 6, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Judy Wicks, author of "Good Morning, Beautiful Business," will present at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania on April 6th in West Chester, PA at 7:00 PM.

  • Judy Wicks at Lake Erie College
    391 West Washington Street, Painesville OH 44077
    April 9, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Judy Wicks will speak at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio on Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 PM. Following her presentation, Judy will sign copies of, "Good Morning, Beautiful Business."

Judy's Books

Good Morning, Beautiful Business

The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

Good Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world -- helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.


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