Global Ventures Announces Maria Rodale to Advisory Board
Women and minority focused fund welcomes global leader in healthy lifestyle publications
Philadelphia, Pa. (March 6,2019)- Treehouse Global Ventures (TGV) is pleased to announce the addition of Maria Rodale to their Advisory Board. Maria is a writer, activist, and former Chairman and CEO of Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness lifestyle media company. She has won numerous awards including the United Nations Population Fund’s “Award for the Health and Dignity of Women.” TGV founders Lindy Snider, Gaynell Rogers, and Lori Ferrara -who were named “Women to Watch in 2019” by MJ Business Daily -are excited to add a long-standing leader and expert in wellness and organics to their team.
“Part of our vision is to invite leaders from other industries to help us form an extraordinary brain trust to mentor new companies and leaders. Maria brings a remarkable history of experience in the health and wellness arena that her family delivered for decades, causing important global cultural change. We are thrilled to have her join us to further work in this amazing new industry.” Founder/Managing Partner Lindy Snider adds.
Maria is a descendant of an American first family that fostered the health and wellness movement with a forward-thinking catalog of publications that includes Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and bestselling books, The South Beach Diet, Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth and Thug Kitchen. Her grandfather initiated the organic foods and farming movement in the 1940's, and her father pushed the government to certify foods that are organic, resulting in the USDA Certified Organic label in the 1990's. She is the author of many books, including Organic Manifesto, How Organic Farming Can Feed Our World, Heal Our Planet and Keep Us Safe, and Scratch, Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, based on recipes from her former blog, MariasFarmCountryKitchen.com.
Maria is a current board member and former co-chair of the Rodale Institute, a non-profit agricultural research and education organization that is home to the longest running scientific research on organic farming versus conventional agriculture, known around the world as the Farming Systems Trial. That same ethic of scientific research is now being applied to vegetable crops and hemp. In addition, Maria served for many years as a board member of Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP) which planted over 1 million trees in New York City.
About Treehouse Global Ventures: With a combined 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry, the founders of Treehouse Global Ventures investment fund are the capital partner of choice for companies led by women and minorities. There is no other funding vehicle focused primarily on women, minorities, and innovative business models across multiple industries. We use evidence-based data and robust due diligence practices to make informed decisions. We are mission-driven – not only to foster and mentor our portfolio of companies – but to continue as leaders around the country and the globe. TGV looks at emerging markets around the world and growing industry sectors for investments that are like-minded, innovative and strategically led. Visit TreehouseGlobalVentures.com
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