Roberta Lang

Global Vice President and General Counsel

Roberta Lang is Global Vice President and General Counsel of Whole Foods Market, a Fortune 200 company and the most respected natural and organic food retailer in America. Roberta and her Legal Team oversee all legal affairs for the company. She provides strategic business advice for the leadership of the company, the board of directors and the company’s nearly 90,000 Team Members. Roberta began her career at Whole Foods Market in 1998 in Operations in the Midwest Region and moved to Austin in 2000, where she became Global Vice President and General Counsel. She has been recognized five times as a Whole Foods Market "All*Star," the company's highest honor, for her overall outstanding performance as a dedicated, tireless team member and leader who brings incredible intellect, seasoned perspective, understanding and passion to her professional life.  Roberta has been recognized numerous times for her conscious leadership in business. Some of the honors include the Magna Stella Award from the General Counsel Forum and Outstanding General Counsel by the National Law Journal.She has been profiled in the National Law Journal, Texas Monthly and has received Profiles of Power Award recognition by the Austin Business Journal.

As a Board Member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., Roberta is an active ambassador dedicated to promoting consciousness and the profitable stakeholder model in business. She is the co-founder and developer of “ Face 2 Face,” a monthly CEO speaker series in Austin, which brings CEOs from companies nationwide to speak about their respective experiences and careers.  She is an innovator in women’s leadership issues and co-leads a Texas women general counsel forum in cooperation with the University of Texas Center for Women in the Law. Roberta is a founding Board Member of the Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in developing world communities.  She was also a Board Member of the Animal Compassion Foundation, an organization that was formed and dedicated to the compassionate treatment of animals for food production. She is a Board Member of the Retail Institute Leaders Association/Retail Litigation Center as well as the Board of Directors of Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. Roberta is dedicated to her family, loves to cook and garden, is a longtime potter and fiber artist.

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