Day 2 Opening - Honoring the Land

Meighen Speiser
Executive Director
ecoAmerica

About Meighen:

Meighen is ecoAmerica’s Executive Director, and has helped the organization achieve its mission since 2008. Before joining ecoAmerica, Meighen was the Brand Director for (RED). She was integral to the conception, launch and continued growth of the (RED) brand, and led collaboration with partners (Gap, Hallmark, Windows and more) on all consumer-facing expressions of their (PRODUCT) RED partnership. Meighen also worked at Mattel, Inc. where she held roles in brand and marketing for their consumer products division with over 1,000 worldwide licensees of the Barbie other Mattel brands. Her early career was in financial services, working in strategic and online marketing for American Express and as VP Marketing for Robertson Stephens Investment Bank. Meighen lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
Nicole Horseherder
Executive Director
Tó Nizhóní Ání

About Nicole:

Nicole Horseherder is Diné (Navajo) and executive director of Tó Nizhóní Ání (“Beautiful Water Speaking”) which works to protect the environment, land, water, sky and people of her tribal homeland in the Black Mesa region (Dził Yijiin) of Navajo Nation. Nicole’s climate advocacy work has been widely featured on NPR, PBS, and elsewhere. In 2019, Nicole was recognized by Elle magazine as one of the world’s leading female voices in the fight against anthropogenic climate change. Nicole holds a masters of arts in linguistics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Nicole’s was raised by her grandparents. Both grandparents practiced a traditional life of ceremonies, ranching, farming, and Nicole has continued to follow the traditions of her people — traditions which inform her work as an activist. Currently, To Nizhoni Ani, under Nicoles leadership, is focused on transition efforts for the Navajo (Diné) Nation, which is impacted...