One of the world’s most dynamic leaders in business and philanthropy will be one of the keynotes for the SOAR Focus Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, presented by Kentucky Power.
Jane Mosbacher Morris, the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, will be the Day 1 keynote for the SOAR Focus Summit on June 23.
The two day event, focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, is set for June 23-24 at the First Federal Center on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.
TO THE MARKET’s Story!
TO THE MARKET, a turnkey solution for ethical manufacturing with a focus on sustainable, story-rich suppliers. Some of her clients include Bloomingdale’s, Dillards, and Target and investors include Techstars and Farfetch.
Morris created the company after her experiences working for the US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. It was there she learned of the challenge facing women across the globe to have access to safe, dignified work.
It was then, she learned that job creation and sustainment would be her life’s work.
In 2019, Morris authored Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place. The book has been featured on platforms ranging from CNN, Bloomberg, and Forbes to Marie Claire. This was a Target Non-Fiction Best-Seller, a No. 1 Consumer Guide on Amazon, and a No. 1 New Business Ethics Release on Amazon.
In 2020, Fortune Magazine named Morris one of the 25 World’s Greatest Leaders because of her response to COVID-19. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is married to fellow entrepreneur Nate Morris of Kentucky.
TO THE MARKET is a Certified B Corporation and Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) with a focus on:
- Design Services
Since its launch in 2017, TO THE MARKET has participated in the Target + Techstars retail accelerator, has supplied frontline workers with PPE, and participated in the Farfetch Dream Assembly incubator. Today, TO THE MARKET has grown its supply chain to a team of makers in over 50 countries and has opened its first European office.
Join us in Hazard!
We are excited to have Jane Mosbacher Morris speak about empowering female entrepreneurs as our day one keynote for the FOCUS Summit . This is an important conversation.
Join us in Hazard as we focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation!
Registration is just $35! It’s all inclusive and includes:
- All Programming, Presented by Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky
- The SOAR Focus Summit Reception, Presented By KY Innovation and Entertainment Sponsored By Perry Distributors
- Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition, Presented by Community Trust Bank
- Breakfast (Sponsored by Perry County Tourism) and Lunch (Sponsored by KY Innovation) on June 24