USGBC New Jersey is hosting this Women in Green virtual event for the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA + DE).
REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE HERE.
Our theme for 2020 is Sheroes Stand Up:
A shift is occurring in this season, our green building sheroes are called on like never before to stand up! Stand up for what we believe in, stand up for others, stand up for speaking our minds, and stand up for paving the way for future generations of strong women. The building industry has a bright future, due in large part to the role women are playing and will continue to play. That is why Women in Green is gathering our green building Sheroes so we can stand up together for a brighter, more inclusive future! Women in Green – what are you standing up for? #WIGstandup2020
Celebrating our Regional Sheroes:
USGBC recognizes regional sheroes for leadership in March
USGBC’s April sheroes put health at the heart of design
USGBC recognizes sheroes in May for economic empowerment
Opening Remarks + Q+A
Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey; former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; President, Whitman Strategy Group
Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001. She is currently President of the Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. @GovCTW on Twitter
- Julia Gisewite, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction
Julia is responsible for establishing and implementing sustainable policies, standards and procedures for Turner’s national and international operations. She also oversees Turner’s national sustainability network, comprised of sustainability managers and subject matter experts who promote sustainable practices across the company.
- Vlada Kenniff, Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, New York City Housing Authority
Vlada is responsible for leading NYCHA’s comprehensive Sustainability Agenda to reduce energy and resource consumption and carbon footprint, improve resident health and wellbeing.
She describes herself as Enviro geek, mom, NYCHA Healthy Homes Director @vlada_kenniff on Twitter
- Amanda Nesheiwat, Deputy Director of Sustainability and Community Outreach, Hudson County (New Jersey) Improvement Authority is a community organizer and environmental activist and is passionate about sustainable development and implementing local solutions to climate change. She is also a sought-after public speaker and consultant on the economic benefits of sustainability. @amandanesh on Twitter
- Jodi Smits Anderson, Director of Sustainability, Dormitory Authority, State of NY
Jodi is an architect who has served as designer, project manager and construction liaison for churches, schools, and community projects. She is also a “thinker, listener, instigator, and doer. Seeking opportunities beyond those I initially see. Collaborating for informed solutions that create no new problems.” @greenerjsa on Twitter
- Faith Taylor, Clinical Professor of Marketing/Management, Feliciano Business School of Montclair State University
Faith teaches Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability, and is co-developing MSU’s Human Trafficking Center. Previously, Faith was with Wyndham Worldwide for 15 years. There, as Senior Vice President of CSR, she led their program policies, reporting and strategies which included sustainability, philanthropy, wellness, diversity, human rights, ethics and responsible sourcing.
Draft Event Agenda
3:30 - Everyone settles into WebEx
3:35 - Welcome + Opening Remarks
3:45 - Keynote
4:00 - Introductions of panelists
4:05 - Moderated Panel Conversation (3 minutes of brilliance) - Sheroes #StandUP
4:20 - Q&A
4:30 - Break Out Activity
4:45 - Report out on discussions + next steps
5:00 - Thank you + closing
USGBC Individual Members: $10
(Open to all)
REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE HERE.