WORC (Women’s Opportunity Resource Center)

25th Anniversary Celebration


May 8th, 2019
1919 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

WORC will be celebrating 25 years of creating opportunity and changing lives in Greater Philadelphia. They will be honoring Judy for her continued work as an activist, entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the farm to table movement and a model in sustainable business practices in Philadelphia.

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Kosmos Climate, Consciousness, and Community Summit


April 21, 2019,11:15 am
Fellowship Hall - Media, PA

The Kosmos Climate, Consciousness, and Community Summit is a participatory investigation into how we can steward a resilient future on a radically changed planet Earth. We bring together influential climate thinkers, healers and change-makers for an interspiritual, engaged and inspiring journey of renewal and recommitment to our healthy future.

Temple University|Campus Sustainability Week

Green Economy Town Hall


April 10, 2019
Kiva Auditorium, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

For this year’s Spring Campus Sustainability Week, Temple University Office of Sustainability will produce a week of programming around the theme of Greening the Economy.  

Judy will be speaking about how that relates to her latest project, Proud Pennsylvania, an initiative to unite rural and urban populations around a shared vision for regional economies that will move wealth and power from distant corporations to our communities through local production of our basic needs.




February 19, 2019
WeWork, Philadelphia, PA

Discussion will be based around the two landmark reports (the IPCC Climate Report and US Climate Report, released this past Fall 2018, and Judy will speak about what we can be doing to address the climate challenge. To learn more, click here.

BALLE 2018 Shift Capital Summit

Speaker and Solutions Exchange Presenter

November 14-16, 2018
Asliomar in Pacific Grove, CA

During the BALLE Shift Capital Summit, we will strategize together on how to accelerate the flow of financial and social capital to the visionary leaders who are doing critical work on the ground across North America. To learn more, click here.

Building the Community for Community Capital

November 8, 2018, 6pm
Champlain Room at Champlain College
Center for Communication and Creative Media
375 Maple Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

NC3 will be bringing together providers, innovators, facilitators, supporters, and champions of community capital over 1.5 days in beautiful Burlington, VT to make connections with, learn from, inspire each other while making a common plan to support its growth and development. To learn more, click here.

October 30th, 2018, 6pm

The Cosmopolitan Club, 1616 Latimer Street, Philadelphia 

Judy will share her story with the members of the Cosmopolitan Club and their guests. Gather for a meet & greet at 5:15 and stay for a sit-down dinner after the program. 

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World Forum for a Responsible Economy

October 16-18
Lille, France

5000 people from around the world - company leaders, entrepreneurs and students - will convene to broaden perspectives and discuss concrete and scalable solutions to promote and develop a responsible economy. To learn more, click here.


Celebrating Doug Shields and Allegheny County's Anti Fracking Movement

October 10, 6:30-8:30pm
The Pump House
880 East Waterfront Dr.
Munhall, PA

As Doug steps into retirement, celebrate a career of fighting for working people, speaking truth to power and protecting the environment for future generations! Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Send Progressive Women to Harrisburg: Fundraiser for Kristin Seale Candidate for State Rep., 168th District

October 3, 5:30-7:30pm 
Lost Bread Co. 
1313 N. Howard St.
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania's 168th House District is 52% women, but none have ever represented it in Harrisburg- help Kristin Seale become the first! Hear about the changes she'll fight for and learn how we can elect more women across the state this fall. Hosted by Judy Wicks and Katherine Rapin of Proud Pennsylvania and the Food & Water Action PAC; dinner provided by Lost Bread Co. Purchase tickets and donate to Kristin's campaign here.


Celebrating Women's Voices 
This year's awardee and guest speaker

September 30, 3-7pm
Morristown Community House, 16 E. Main St. 
Moorestown, NJ

The Judith Beckman Fund's purpose is to educate the community about the importance of women's contributions and advancement of women's rights. Judy is this year's honored awardee. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Fundraiser for Katie Muth 
Candidate for State Senate, District 44


September 26, 6-8pm
Molly Maguire's
197 Bridge St. 
Phoenixville, PA

Katie Muth is a dynamic, progressive leader ready to take on Harrisburgand make effective change for the citizens of Pennsylvania -- help her get elected this fall! Purchase tickets and donate to Katie's campaign here.

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Les Dames Philadelphia Third Annual Heritage Farm Dinner

Outstanding in Her Field award recipient

September 23, 4-7pm 
Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 

At this year's dinner, Les Dames d'Escoffier will recognize five of their Chapter's Charter Members with Outstanding in Her Field honors: Claire Boasi, Susanna Foo, Aliza Green, Kathleen Mulhern and Judy Wicks.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

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Feast on the Farm
September 21, 6-8pm
Snipes Farm and Education Center
890 W. Bridge St. Morrisville, PA

Snipes Farm's biggest annual fundraiser helps support charitable programs in the Bucks County community. Each year the farm donates over 3 tons of fresh, organic produce to people in need.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

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Hope for Harrisburg

September 13, 5:30-8pm
Academy of Vocal Arts 
1920 Spruce St. 
Philadelphia, PA 

 Additional speakers include District Attorney Larry Krasner, Food & Water Watch founder Wenonah Hauter, and eight impressive candidates running for state legislature this fall including South Philadelphia's Elizabeth Fiedler. Please join us for this important gathering to send progressive environmental leaders to Harrisburg. 


Forward Equitable Development Conference 

Wednesday, June 27th, 9am-6pm

1500 Market St., Lower Mezzanine Conference Center & Temple University, 1515 Market St. 

Judy will introduce keynote speaker, Andy Shallal - founder and owner of Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. She will speak about her small loan fund, the Circle of Aunts & Uncles on a panel during a breakout workshop in the afternoon. 


Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit in Taiwan

May 5th-6th, 2018

Taichung City, Taiwan

Judy will join delegates in the social enterprise sector from around the world to discuss urgent issues like economic polarization, the environmental crisis, and education inequality. The summit theme is "Tomorrow Asia" -- drawing from her own experience, Judy will show how restaurants can help build local food systems, educate consumers and grow deeper in their own communities to be of greater service rather than growing as chains. Her presentation is May 5th, 11:20am-12:40pm. Click here to learn more about Social Enterprise Insights. 

Innovation for Social Change

April 30, 2018, 3:30-6:15pm

University City Science Center, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia

Judy will join social business leaders in a panel presentation and discussion about developing sustainable, systems-changing solutions.

Innovation for Social Change is a sample of Venture Café Nights powered by Quorum and offers a preview of soon-to-come weekly programming. Read more and register here.


Judy Wicks: The Me to We Story, Screening and Q&A

Join WHYY for a screening of Friday Arts’ new feature, Judy Wicks: The Me to We Story, and a conversation with Judy on the importance of building fair trade relationships and sustainable economies.

Proceeds from this event support WHYY programs and services.

More Information here

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DISH Dinner & Discussion
Judy is a guest and speaker for Crystal Bridges Museum's series that cultivates lively, insightful dialogue with women in the culinary and art worlds.

March 29 6-7:30pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art
Grand Hall, 600 Museum Way
BentonvilleAR 72712

Click here for more information


Judy will present her story to students, staff and faculty. (One of the chef/instructors at Brightwater used to work at the White Dog Cafe!)

March 29, 10am-12:30pm
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food801 SE 8th St
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712


 Building a Peace Economy: Local, Green and Just

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 11:00am

Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Local self-reliance in food, water and energy not only reduces carbons by decreasing our reliance on long-distance supply chains, but it also helps prepare our communities for climate change, while building the foundation for world peace.  With examples from her own life and business career, Judy will speak about how cooperation, sharing and making economic decisions from a place of love are necessary to address the urgent challenges of our times.

A brief coffee break, dialogue and book signing of Judy's memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business, will follow her presentation.


An Economy that Works for All

Thursday, January 25th, 2:30pm

Trinity Memorial Church, 2212 Spruce St. 

Join Penn's Village members and to learn about Judy's work building local, relationship-based economies in Philadelphia and beyond. Hear stories about living in an Eskimo village, founding the first Free People store, and becoming a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement  from her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business.

Admission is free for Penn's Village members and volunteers; suggested donation of $5 for guests. Visit pennsvillage.org for more information. 


Click here for a complete list of past events


Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy.