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Smart, Sassy and Passionate: The Formula for a Great Career, with Lisa Sedlar

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Dear  Members of The Link and Guests, 

I’m excited to have the opportunity to speak with you, however I’m delaying my talk so that Black Lives Matter can continue to be the story that we hear and discuss. I hope you will join me in speaking out against systemic racism. I’m donating to NAACP Portland. Will you too? ~ Lisa Sedlar

The third event in our Zoom Speaker Series on  is with Lisa Sedlar, the entrepreneur and chef who has set Portland and The Link on fire!!! As a CEO of 2 key companies in Portland, Lisa will candidly share her successes and obstacles in a journey that she would never predict. Lisa was also the person that helped launch The Link’s Book Club and has been a speaker twice! She is funny, smart, and has tons of moxy!

About Lisa

page1image61133904Li​sa was born and raised in Michigan but has “gone native” since moving to Portland in 2005.  She is a skilled and successful grocery executive with over 25 years of experience delivering smart growth in the natural and organic food marketplace.

Green Zebra Grocery​ is a healthy convenience-store chain that Lisa founded in 2013. There are three stores operating in Portland currently, with a fourth store under construction, and plans to grow to 100 stores on the West Coast.

Prior to founding Green Zebra, Lisa was the President and CEO of ​New Seasons Market, the Director of Purchasing at ​Whole Foods Market,​ and the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ​Pharmaca​. She has a passion for food and farming. She studied Agriculture at the University of Arizona and is a formally trained chef who graduated from ​Kendall College​ in Chicago. She worked closely with 3 time award-winning chef, ​Jimmy Schmidt​ at The ​Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.

Lisa has dedicated her career to supporting local farmers, fishers, ranchers and makers. “Strengthening local food economies is necessary to preserve farmland for generations to come”. She is an advocate for food security, public health, education and equity. Lisa has served on and supported a number of non-profit boards including the ​Oregon Food Bank​, ​Upstream Public Health​, ​All Hands Raised​, the ​James Beard Public Market​, ​Village Gardens,​ ​Business for a Better Portland​, Harper’s Playground​, ​Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon​ and ​Built Oregon​.

Lisa is following her dream of making healthy food more convenient and accessible and in her “spare time” she enjoys traveling with her daughter, playing badminton and tennis, open-water swimming, team trivia, cooking Sunday brunch and supporting her beloved Detroit sports teams: The Tigers, The Lions, The Red Wings and The Pistons.

Event Schedule
5:15-5:30           Join Call
5:30                     START ON TIME- We KNOW you’re busy and we value your time!
5:30-5:35            Update from Cindy about the Link.
5:35-5:50            15 minutes from Lisa on her career and how she got to where she is now.
5:50 – 6:15           Cindy hosts group share where each participant  gets to share their path and how she got to where they are now. Approximately 1 minute for each person.
6:15 -6:30            15 minutes from Lisa where she discusses her current role, her goals, obstacles and what she’s learned along the way.
6:30 – 6:55         Cindy hosts group share where each participant has 1 minute to share their goals, obstacles and what they’ve learned along the way as it pertains to Lisa’s journey.
6:55 – 7:00          Cindy shares news of next Link program and wraps it up.
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We will send Zoom link at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, July 22

Members and Non-Members $0 (By Noon, Wednesday, July 22nd)
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July 22
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm




Unlimited available