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In Red Chair Chats, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson sits down with alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university to show off the strength, talent and innovation. He talks this time alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, a 2015 graduate with a degree in international studies and founder and CEO of Bee Downtown.
On Monday, Bee Downtown will officially connect more than 60 miles of honeybee-pollinated space, setting up three beehives on MetLIfe’s Cary campus. We’ve got the details – and a map of the honey bee corridor.
The two-and-a-half-minute commercial, which was filmed in Chapel Hill and Atlanta, features its founder, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, who founded the company four years ago at age 22 to help with the dangerous global decline of bees.
At 22, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner launched her urban beekeeping startup, Bee Downtown, to help make a small difference in the dangerous global decline of bees. Four years later, she’s on a roll with nearly 50 corporate partners – and counting.
Bee Downtown is creating buzz on Earth Day, announcing the addition of three partners to its effort to boost honeybee populations.
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As a CEO working in agriculture, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner said it's a daily occurrence for her to be the only woman at a boardroom table. But she's learned to be bold from mentors -- male and female -- who encouraged her to use her voice.
Hannah Webster, WRAL.com contributor