For more than five years the Austin Business Journal's Face 2 Face series has delivered some of the brightest industry leader to Austin's business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, tales from the boardroom and opinions on today's ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods' world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q&A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.

Maria Rodale  is the CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc., the world's largest independent publisher of health, wellness, and environmental content and the largest independent book publisher in the United States. She is the third generation of the Rodale family to lead the company, which was founded by her grandfather J.I. Rodale in 1930 and later led by both her father, Robert Rodale, and mother, Ardath Rodale.

A lifelong advocate on behalf of organic farming and gardening, Maria is also the author of six books, including most recently a cookbook, Scratch.

Maria is also the Co-Chair of the esteemed Rodale Institute --  the most respected nonprofit organization in the US that has been researching the benefits of organic agriculture for planetary and human health for the past 70 years.

Maria continues to carry the torch her grandfather lit of the necessity to live a life of health and wellness not only personally but globally. Join us on December 6th to hear her discuss her journey and passion for everything organic.

Monthly from 8:30 - 10 A.M.

Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters
Plaza Level
550 Bowie Street
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