Anna Lappé

Co-Director

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, a renowned advocate for sustainability and justice along the food chain, and an advisor to funders investing in food system transformation. A James Beard Leadership Awardee, Anna is the co-author or author of three books on food, farming, and sustainability and the contributing author to thirteen others. Anna’s work has been translated internationally and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. One of TIME magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is the founder or co-founder of three national organizations and currently co-directs Real Food Media. Anna also works closely with philanthropic leaders and created the Food & Democracy grantmaking initiative of a family foundation in California. Anna’s research on food and farming systems has taken her to more than 25 countries and 100 U.S. cities and her TEDx talks have been screened more than 1 million times. Anna regularly speaks to audiences around the world, from food-focused fundraisers at Sotheby’s to lecture halls at universities and global food conferences with leading advocates and entrepreneurs. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two daughters.