Seth Goldman – Honest Tea Co-Founder and Beyond Meat Executive Chair – to Keynote Urban Alliance’s Annual Public Speaking Challenge

Seth Goldman, Honest Tea Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus and Beyond Meat Executive Chair, will serve as keynote speaker at Urban Alliance’s 2019 Public Speaking Challenge on July 31. Seth will speak to over 150 local youth who have just started their own professional journeys as part of Urban Alliance’s flagship High School Internship Program.

The annual Public Speaking Challenge is the program’s culminating event, in which teens from underserved communities in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, MD have the opportunity to practice professional public speaking and networking skills as they wrap up 9-month professional internships with businesses across the region. This year, as students prepare to head to college, start a career, or begin vocational training, keynote speaker Seth will share valuable lessons learned from his own professional journey.

The company Seth co-founded, Honest Tea, is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are just a tad sweet, organic, and Fair Trade Certified™. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world’s largest beverage distribution system. Honest Tea and Honest Kids are sold in more than 150,000 stores in the USA and Europe, including McDonald’s,SUBWAY and Chick-fil-A. Beyond Meat is one of the fastest growing food companies in the United States, offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats that enable consumers to experience the taste, texture and other sensory attributes of popular animal-based meat products while enjoying the nutritional and environmental benefits of plant-based meat.

Seth graduated from Harvard College (1987) and the Yale School of Management (1995), and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He also serves on the board of Ripple Foods, the Yale School of Management, and Bethesda Green.

Urban Alliance, a national youth development nonprofit, was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1996 to increase economic opportunity for low-income youth through long-term, paid, professional internships; job skills training; mentoring; and lifelong college and career support.

For information about Urban Alliance or to attend the event, please contact Evan Metz, External Partnerships Manager, at