Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 Host Amy Jester Speaks with Entrepreneur Judy Wicks About the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet & Profit

Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks was an early innovator in the localize and fair trade movements.

In 1983 she established the amazingly successful White Dog Cafe in the Samsome Street Neighborhood of West Philadelphia, where she put into practice the business principle of the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit, believing that ecological and social success was part of her business responsibility.

White Dog Cafe

White Dog Cafe

Ms. Wicks recently released her memoir, Good Morning Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist, Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer, where she shares tales of creating a compassionate and caring local economy and fostering a community of customers with shared values.


Wicks has been a tireless business collaborator and convener, joining the Social Venture Network where she was able to plug in with like minded business owners and entrepreneurs to impact how her local business network could support and advocate for fair trade relationships with global producers.

Judy played an integral role in founding the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, which supports thriving local living economies through identifying, connecting and growing diverse business sectors.

She was also a major instigator in the formation of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies or BALLE, an alliance of local networks that works to create real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies.

For more information about Judy, visit her website:

Her fascinating book is available through her website. We hope you’ll check it out. She’s got an incredible story. We were definitely inspired by the ability of one woman to build thriving local living economies through conscious decisions about how she interacted with and strengthened her networks. Enjoy!

To listen to Amy Jester’s conversation with Judy Wicks click the following link    

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