Bio: Elysabeth Alfano is an award-winning media personality, successful businesswoman and keen investor. A graduate of Northwestern University and the American Graduate School of International Business, Elysabeth began her career working with Fortune 500 companies (IBM-Europe and The Kellogg Company) before running her own international business. Elysabeth currently speaks across the nation on the economic, physical, mental and environmental benefits of a plant-based food system and diet. She is the Managing Director, North America of vegconomist-the vegan business magazine.
Elysabeth produces and hosts the weekly series The Plantbased Business Hour. On PBH, Elysabeth features the venture capitalists, CEOs, analysts, innovators and entrepreneurial start-ups from around the globe who are shaping the plant-based market. PBH is the only video/audio program focusing on the exploding plant-based business arena and has been received with tremendous success. Elysabeth also hosts the Awesome Vegans Influencer Series and her weekly radio show on WCGO.
Connected to almost everyone in the Who’s Who of the vegan world, Elysabeth enjoys helping vegan businesses succeed by connecting them with her vast network and by consulting on media strategy and marketing. She also assists traditional meat and dairy companies in understanding and entering the plant-based market with product lines and marketing strategies that makes sense and are poised to succeed.
As a Sicilian-American splitting her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, food is always the center of life for Elysabeth. A Licensed Food For Life Instructor with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and with a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at E-Cornell University, Elysabeth works with corporate wellness programs to educate employees on nutrition and cooking techniques to ensure healthy employees and a higher quality of life. She also works with restaurants to veganize their offerings and/or create a separate vegan menu and marketing strategy for same.
Elysabeth is one of the Executive Producers and Chefs on the Amazon Prime hit vegan cooking show, New Day New Chef.