MOLLY MOON NEITZEL - SPEAKER, APRIL 2017
Molly Moon Neitzel is the owner of Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream, which she started in 2008 with the desire to create a vibrant, welcoming community gathering place for all Seattleites to share and enjoy delicious ice cream. Molly built her business to embody her political values, and has advocated for progressive business practices and worker rights on the local, state and national level. She has dedicated herself to building a company that is a leader in labor practices. Molly Moon’s pays 100% of medical premiums for employees and their children, has a family leave plan that pays 100% of compensation for up to 12 weeks of bonding time for any new mother or father, and 70% for other family and medical leave, subsidized transit passes, and matched retirement for ice cream, scoopers, makers and HQ staff alike. Molly is a regular public speaker on main street economics and progressive employment practices including being a featured speaker at the 2016 White House Summit on the State of Women. With eight shops in the Seattle area, Molly Moon's is has been listed in various food publications including Food & Wine and Bon Apetit for making and scooping some of the nation’s most delectable ice cream, all with the objective of making the world better one scoop at a time.