Rose is CEO and President of Patagonia Works and Patagonia Inc. companies owned by iconoclastic Founder Yvon Chouinard. She is credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues during her tenure as COO and CEO since 2008, and taking Chouinard’s “radical revolution to scale.” She created the companies first in-house venture fund, and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company focused on applying Patagonia’s mission to the food supply chain. She was honored at the White House by President Barack Obama as a Champion of Change for her family friendly work policies. She was profiled in Fortune Magazines Most Powerful Women in Business 2015, and Fast Company named her one of the most creative and innovative CEO’s of 2016. She was named by Good Net as one of the five most inspiring CEO’s in America. Upworthy named her one of nine high profile CEO’s who did positive things for world in 2015. She has been recognized for her work as a champion of the Benefit Corporation movement. She has been practicing Buddhism for two decades and is on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University, a Buddhist College in Boulder, CO.

Summits Attended: 2019 SF

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