Join Suzy Monford for People, Planet, & Profit – Retailing’s Triple Bottom Line, a series dedicated to the premise that all modern retail can create a triple-bottom-line economic engine that advances purposeful jobs, a healthier planet, and communities that thrive. Each conversation explores the people, businesses, and innovations that are catalyzing change and influencing global retail today.
Suzy’s guest for this conversation is Emily Ma, Head of “Food for Good” at Google.
About Emily Ma
Emily Ma leads a cross-functional team at Google with the mission of organizing the world’s food information in service of building a future food system that is sustainable, nourishing and equitable for all. Her work on food systems started at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. There, she led a number of early stage moonshots before working on food systems moonshots inspired by the Google Food team, focusing on reducing food waste and food insecurity and increasing data openness in the food system.
Prior, Emily helped bring a range of breakthrough technologies into the world including Loon internet balloons and Glass smart glasses. Emily started her career as a mechanical engineer at IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, during which she came to embrace the equal importance of human-centered design, engineering and business. With this, she returned to Stanford University to pursue her MBA and continues to actively teach entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering. She is the holder of seven patents spanning medical devices to consumer electronics.
About Suzy Monford
Suzy Monford is the Founder & CEO of Food Sport, an international consultancy that works with leading global retailers and technology providers to innovate and architect modern, lifestyle retail across supermarkets, food, fitness, and apparel companies.
She is the former Group Vice President of Fresh, and of eCommerce for Kroger, as well as banner President of QFC Grocery in Seattle.
Suzy has served in multiple senior executive leadership roles in the U.S. and Australia including CEO of PCC Community Markets, CEO of Andronico’s Markets, CEO of Cheers Inc., Head of Innovation Woolworths Supermarkets, Head of Innovation Coles Group Supermarkets, Chief Strategy and Marketplace Officer of Focal Systems, Director Foodservice H-E-B and H-E-B Central Market.
The People, Planet, & Profit – Retailing’s Triple Bottom Line group and series is proudly sponsored by: