Author & Social Entrepreneur
Ellen Gustafson is the author of “We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World” and is the Co-Director of the Summit Institute, a non-profit that brings together cross-disciplinary innovators to apply creative solutions to real-world challenges. She’s a social entrepreneur who co-founded the socially-conscious consumer goods company FEED Projects, and the non-profits FEED Foundation, Food Tank and HealthClass2.0. She is also the Founder of the 30 Project campaign and Apron Project and previously worked for the United Nations World Food Programme, ABC News and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has a BA from Columbia. Ellen was named to AOL and PBS’s 2011 list of MAKERS, trailblazing women who are “making” America, Fortune’s 2009 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Inc’s 2010 30 Under 30, Diplomatic Courier’s 2011 Top 99 Under 33 in Foreign Policy, is a featured speaker on TED.com and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.