The Workplace Wellness panel is a Q&A panel discussion between conference attendees and businesses that are embracing wellness and building a solid wellness plan into their organisation. We openly discuss the pros, the challenges and everything in between!
Meet our first panel member: Stacia Jensen – Founder and CEO of Lilybee Wraps
Raised in Portland by a corporate Mum who now runs a free-range, kennel-free dog ranch, Stacia’s childhood plastic consumption were miles apart from the life she leads today.
Although spending a lot of time out and about in nature, plastic ziplock bags still went straight in the trash, recycling was scarce and, and there was little awareness of everyday actions that affected the planet.
It was when Stacia was working as a yoga teacher in the Coromandel that she began to question her own use of plastic, and the toxicity of it in her food. What followed was a little home passion project, tinkering with beeswax wrap recipes in a bid to eliminate single use plastic from her home and yoga community, slowly perfecting the LilyBee formula now known and loved by millions across the world.
However, it was the birth of Stacia’s first son which spurred Stacia to act on her intentions and share LilyBee with the world. The arrival of her son was a big motivator in wanting to leave the Earth in a better state for him and his children.
3 years later and LilyBee Wrap has saved 20 million meters of plastic from entering our oceans and landfill and created an online community of over 70,000.
At the point of employing people, Stacia implemented ‘mum hours’ unearthing the untapped resource of mums in the workplace from 9 am – 2 pm. LilyBee Wrap is proudly a woman-owned and operated business run by Stacia, with a community and family culture remaining at the heart of the business with team lunches, eco culture and flexible hours.
More about Lily Bee here: https://www.lilybeewrap.com/