VegfestUK partners with Vegan Women’s Leadership Network on upcoming online events

15th July 2020

VegfestUK – the largest provider of vegan events in the UK – regularly attracts more than 15,000 people to its festivals in various parts of the country, including the iconic Olympia in London, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, the organisation has pivoted to an online offering for its next three events. In order to provide an even stronger platform to amplify women’s voices, VegFestUK has partnered with the recently launched Vegan Women’s Leadership Network (VWLN), a global ethical leadership community for vegan women. The partnership will see VWLN curate a variety of speakers and presentations by female vegan leaders at the virtual events, starting with the upcoming Summerfest on 14-16 August, 2020, followed by the renowned London VegfestUK event in November, and the Plant Powered Expo in March 2021. “The VegfestUK organisers always go out of their way to ensure a diverse range of speakers, discussions, education, advocacy and entertainment at their festivals and we’re thrilled they’re keen to lift vegan women leaders up even more,” said Katrina Fox, founder of VWLN. “With these next few events going virtual, we’re excited about this opportunity to showcase a range of passionate and talented vegan women to what will no doubt be a much larger audience from across the globe.”

Tim Barford, founder of VegfestUK, said the organisation has always recognised the contribution made by women to the vegan movement. ‘The advent of the Vegan Women’s Leadership Network is timely, and VegfestUK are thrilled to be hosting the first big public gathering of the network at VegfestUK Summerfest Online this August,” said Barford. “There are some truly fantastic vegan women leaders across the globe, too often still in the shadow of a movement made up largely of women but often dominated by men. The recent global effects of the pandemic have seen a multitude of women leaders rise to the top in national and international politics, and the vegan movement is doing the same with the development of initiatives such as the Vegan Women’s Leadership Network. I’m very happy on multiple levels to see this develop and honoured to play a small but supportive role in this initiative.”

VegfestUK Summerfest Online takes place 14-16 August, 2020:

https://www.vegfest.co.uk/summerfestonline/visit/

About VegfestUK

VegfestUK organises the UK’s biggest vegan events including the annual flagship event at Olympia London. Currently VegfestUK events are all online due to the COVID-19 situation. VegfestUk Summerfest Online takes place 14-16 August, 2020. VegfestUK London Online follows on 13-15 November, 2020 then Plant Powered Expo Online on 19-21 March, 2021. The events are all free to attend for the public, and feature a wide variety of exhibitors along with Live Stream panel debates, presentations and Live Chat facilities, plus a range of entertainment and information. More information: https://www.vegfest.co.uk/

About the Vegan Women’s Leadership Network

The Vegan Women’s Leadership Network is a membership-based global ethical leadership community for vegan women to help them become leaders in their field, through education, training and networking. It was launched on 2 July, 2020 by Katrina Fox, vegan journalist, author and founder of Vegan Business Media. More information: https://veganwomensleadershipnetwork.com/

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tim Barford, organiser, VegfestUK
Ph: +44 117 9071881 or email [email protected]
Katrina Fox, founder, Vegan Women’s Leadership Network
Ph: 61 2 404 089 045 (Whatasapp) or Email [email protected]