Rise of Women in Sustainability

by | Apr 23, 2012 | Blog |

Come and check out this incredible panel of women who have been on the forefront of the sustainability industry.

The panel, which features Alegria Partners President Nikki Pava, begins at 8 pm on Friday, April 27th. Learn more about the New Living Expo.

While women only hold 8% of general management positions in the U.S., they hold 39% of the leadership positions in sustainability fields. As the cornerstone of the new economy, sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship are giving women increased opportunities to gain influence and affect social change. Some women are in high-level leadership corporate positions while others are developing their own start-ups. This panel will engage audiences on how women are gaining equal ground with men through opportunities in sustainability leadership. It will provide tips to encourage more environmental sustainability within corporate cultures, and discuss today’s common challenges for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Moderator Lindsay Hassett is Director of Lighting Sales for Evolvelectric. She holds a Green MBA and a passion for sustainable businesses. From renewable biofuels to energy efficiency, Lindsay has spent the last decade working to further sustainable practices.

Lynelle Cameron As Director of Sustainability at Autodesk, Lynelle leads the company’s global sustainability programs. Lynelle’s vision is to radically redesign the built environment and create a restorative future by embedding ecological intelligence into the design tools used by millions of architects, engineers and designers globally. Whether working with multinational corporations or small nonprofit organizations, Lynelle thrives on leading teams to drive transformational change. She is on the board of four organizations that are quietly transforming our world.

Nikki Pava is co-founder and president of EcoTuesday and founder of Alegria Partners. Nikki has an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small to medium-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations.

 

Karla Zens is Sustainability and Marketing Director for Capital Pacific. Karla leads green brokerage initiatives for a brokerage firm that sells retail investment properties across the US. She helps clients navigate certification standards, incentives and legislation to maximize the value of green real estate.

 

Lisa Ann Pinkerton is founder of Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, and Technica Communications, working strategically for cleantech and biotech companies. She is a former award-winning broadcast journalist reporting for NPR, PBS, WPXI-NBC, American Public Media, and Free Speech TV.

 

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