The Women of Prime Roots: International Women's Day

The Women of Prime Roots: International Women's Day
Prime Roots


March 08, 2021
March 08, 2021 4 min read

It's International Women's Day! And we're super excited to introduce three amazing women that are a part of our inclusive Prime Roots team!
  • These women definitely help make the Prime Roots world go round. And they're all on a mission to help people and planet. They contribute individually and collectively to social, political, cultural, and economical advancements.
  • This year's theme is #choosetochallenge. So we challenged these three amazing women to divulge what it was that made them want to work with Prime Roots, their favorite product, how they contribute to sustainable living, and a unique fact about them that even the Chief Foodie, Kim may not know!

Sonja

How did you become interested in working for Prime Roots?
  • I first discovered Prime Roots when I attended a panel at Indie.Bio in San Francisco to discuss the future of the food industry. Kim Le, our awesome Co-Founder, was one of the panel speakers. I was drawn by her drive to creating a better future for our food system and her emphasis on community-building. I started attending more community events hosted by Prime Roots, and won a ticket to their exclusive dinner tasting at Millennium Restaurant in Oakland where we had copious amounts of delicious food and wine. Kim and I really hit it off and the rest is history!
  • Prime Roots was born to create a more sustainable planet through food system change. How do you try to live more sustainably in your personal life?
  • I've been plant-based for about 7 years which has been such a game-changer for my well-being. I try to reduce my use of plastic by bringing my own tote bags and produce bags to the grocery store (pre-pandemic when this was still allowed!) I stick to natural skin care and wellness products that are reef-safe and free from harmful chemicals.
  • What's a fun fact about yourself?
  • This pandemic inspired me to pick up new hobbies like roller skating. I'm interested in learning how to jam skate and dance to my favorite tunes on wheels!
  • What's your favorite Prime Roots product?

Liz

How did you become interested in working for Prime Roots?
  • It was luck! I happened to have the bandwidth to work with another amazing brand, and Prime Roots popped up in one of the Facebook groups I'm in needing services I offer. It was incredibly fortunate (for me) to come across their post! They are exactly the type of brand I work with and buy from. Purpose-driven. Plant-based. Planet-friendly. All the things I love incorporating into my life and work. And the Prime Roots team are amazing to work with! Truly, I couldn't have asked for better people to create with!
  • Prime Roots was born to create a more sustainable planet through food system change. How do you try to live more sustainably in your personal life?
  • We are a family of 5, so living more sustainably can be really difficult at times. I personally keep my diet primarily plant-based and the rest of the fam limits their meat intake to 1 meal a day. We use all natural cleaning products and our bathrooms are almost completely plastic (and chemical) free! We bring our own tote bags to the grocery store or use the paper ones that the store provides.
  • What's a fun fact about yourself?
  • I actually hug trees and talk to plants! Almost daily. We have a lot of trees in our neighborhood and our yard, and I absolutely do hug them on a regular basis.
  • What's your favorite Prime Roots product?

Saela

How did you become interested in working for Prime Roots?
  • Koji was the word that got me interested in knowing more about Prime Roots. Growing up in Japan, where many of the staple ingredients are made using koji, I’ve always had a deep appreciation for Koji. The more I read about Prime Roots and learned that Koji is used in making foods that are nutritious and sustainable, I couldn’t see myself loosing the chance to join this incredible planet-friendly team.
  • Prime Roots was born to create a more sustainable planet through food system change. How do you try to live more sustainably in your personal life?
  • I try my best to buy local produce, bring a bag when going for shopping, and carry water bottle around with me. Reusable ziplock bags are my best friends for storing foods!
  • What's a fun fact about yourself?
  • I love miso soup and making miso from scratch at home with Koji.
  • What's your favorite Prime Roots product?
  • We are grateful to know and work with amazing women, to have female role models that blazed a path for us to follow and gave us freedom to blaze our own paths when we want.
  • And we are also grateful for our female foodies who are making a positive impact in their health and our world by choosing Prime Roots!
  • Join our inclusive foodie fam community! It's free to join and comes with perks! Like first dibs on freebies and giveaways, an uber awesome rewards program and invites to our exclusive online and in-person events (aka free food)!
  • As a member of our community, you also get the opportunity to apply to be Prime Roots Ambassador or Taste Tester! So check it all out here!

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