"From Farms to Incubators: Elevating Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown + Inspiring the Next Generation"
In this talk award-winning author and journalist Amy Wu will share more about the evolution of From Farms to Incubators, which started out as a documentary and storytelling platform to amplify the voices and contributions of women founders of agtech companies.
She will discuss how women are driving the present day agtech boom, an industry integrating agriculture and technology, that helps farmers tackle some of their biggest challenges. Amy will also share challenges and opportunities in inspiring the next generation to consider jobs/careers in this fast growing field.
Amy Wu is an award-winning writer for the women’s ag and agtech movement.
She is the Founder of From Farms to Incubators, a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech, especially women of color. From Farms to Incubators includes a documentary that spotlights women leaders in agtech. The documentary has been screened at over 300 venues including at SXSW. Amy is also the author of the new book From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown, which includes 30 Portraits of women founders in agtech. Civil Eats listed it as a top read. From Farms to Incubators, the initiative, was awarded grants from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and International Women's Media Foundation's Howard G. Buffett Fund. It is an ongoing initiative with the goal of inspiring more women into working in the food systems and agriculture.
In 2020 Amy was named on Worth magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020 list of 50 Women Changing the World.” She was also named as one of Food Tank’s “15 Inspiring Women Leading in the AgTech Sector.” Prior to starting From Farms to Incubators, Amy spent over decades as an investigative reporter at media outlets including the USA Today Network where she
reported on agriculture for The Salinas Californian. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from New York University, and master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is also an avid open water swimmer and completed the 28.6 mile Manhattan Island Marathon swim in 2010.
About From Farms to Incubators
From Farms to Incubators is a global initiative with a mission of elevating and connecting women in agtech. It uses storytelling to highlight the stories of women in food, farming, and farmtech, especially women of color. From Farms to Incubators has the following:
- An award-winning documentary “From Farms to Incubators” that profiles women entrepreneurs in agtech, which has screened at over 200 venues including the United Nations Association Film Festival.
- A best-selling book and website that provides content and resources/tools for women in agrifoodtech and those interested in the sector. Please see the Women in Agrifoodtech Directory
- Workshops for those interested in careers in agtech that focus on business strategy, idea sharing, public speaking, and marketing/public relations and finances.
- Networking opportunities through our LinkedIn group, book club, podcast, and blog.
- Alliances and partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations with a similar mission on special initiatives.