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Judy Wicks

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 www.judywicks.com.

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Judy Wicks Events

September 4th, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Judy Wicks at The Economics of Happiness 2015 International Conference

Location: Jeonju, South Korea | Authors: Judy Wicks

From September 3-5, Judy Wicks will be present at The Economics of Happiness 2015 International Conference, which is organized by Local Futures and The International Society for Ecology and Culture. Wicks will be a plenary speaker at the conference, along with several others. This year, the conference is taking place in Jeonju, South Korea. Wicks will speak in Plenary session 2, which will take place on Friday, September 4th from 1:20-2:40PM. Wicks will also take part in a workshop about localization later that day from 3:00-6:00PM.

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Category: Business & Economy | Biography & Memoir
Format: Lecture 
Book: Good Morning, Beautiful Business - The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

September 10th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Judy Wicks at Slow Money Southeast Regional Gathering

Location: Central Carolina Community College & Pittsboro Memorial Library, 158 West St, Pittsboro, NC, 27312 | Authors: Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks will be the Thursday keynote speaker at the Slow Money Southeast Regional Gathering, which is taking place September 10-12 in Pittsboro, NC. On Spetember 10th, Wicks will be interviewed by Frank Satsios as part of a session titled "A Taste of Money and Meaning," which will take place in the Fearrington Barn from 6:30-8:30PM. During the talk, "traveling microphones" will be passed around the audience for participation in the discussion. Local bar snacks and a Cash Bar of Fair Game cocktails and wine & beer will be available. Wicks will be signing copies of her book after the discussion. On September 11th, Wicks will also be participating in a session titled "The Value of 'Buying In' To Your Local Economy," in which she will speak along with Franzi Charen and Leon Grodski de Barrera. This session will take place in the CCCC Library from 10:30-11:15AM. Full gathering packages for the conference cost $100 until September 10th, in which they will then become $125. Tickets for single sessions are also available, as well as other package offerings.

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Category: Business & Economy | Biography & Memoir
Format: Keynote 
Book: Good Morning, Beautiful Business - The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

September 19th, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Judy Wicks at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Judy Wicks

On September 19th, Judy Wicks will give a keynote speech on the main stage at the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, which is taking place on September 18-20 in Seven Springs, PA. Her speech, titled "Building a New Economy: What's Love Got To Do With It?," will take place from 2:30PM-3:30PM. Full-conference wristband passes can be purchased for $30. VIP and family packages are also available.

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Category: Business & Economy | Biography & Memoir
Format: Keynote 
Book: Good Morning, Beautiful Business - The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

September 20th, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Judy Wicks at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Judy Wicks

On September 20th, Judy Wicks will have a book signing from 3:30-4:00PM at the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, which is this year taking place at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Weekend passes to the fair cost $30 if pre-ordered, and will then cost $35 at the gate. VIP and family packages are also available for purchase.

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Category: Business & Economy | Biography & Memoir
Format: Book Reading/Signing 
Book: Good Morning, Beautiful Business - The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

October 6th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Judy Wicks at Social Capital Markets 2015

Location: 2 Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan Street), Building A, San Francisco, CA, 94123 | Authors: Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks will be speaking at the SOCAP15 conference, which is taking place at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA. This conference will run from October 6-9.

Find more details here.

Category: Business & Economy | Biography & Memoir
Format: Lecture 
Book: Good Morning, Beautiful Business - The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

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