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Why “Women, Leadership & Sustainability” in the Fall 2013 series?

Posted by Dr. Sarah

An esteemed colleague– whom I know from Twitter!– suggested that I write a blog post about the context underlying our upcoming Fall 2013 Women Lead Sustain Virtual Fireside Chats.

Details & Registration here: (Register for the first and save 30% on the other two!)

So here goes…

Here are the kinds of questions that drove me to launch of Women Lead Sustain series.

  • What are women well positioned to offer to the field of socially and environmentally responsible business?
  • How can women best navigate in areas of sustainability that draw on STEM– in more male dominated fields such as engineering?

When we had our first Women Lead Sustain Virtual Roundtable in June 2013–featuring two venerable women in sustainabillity: Ilsa Flanagan of University of Chicago and Susan McPherson of Fenton Communications– we had more participants than ever before. It was clear that there was interest in this topic! (Read and listen here:

So I set about looking for women leaders to talk about leadership competencies and career paths for women who want to use their skills, passion and talents to make a difference– for women who want to expand their Spheres of Influence as women leaders.

Thus was born the Fall 2013 Women Lead Sustain series:

10/2/13 Why Social is Key for Women Leaders:  Andrea Learned– whom I know from Twitter!– is a live wire and a social media strategy maven. She’s also deeply committed to promoting women’s leadership, and leadership in socially responsible business. She believes that social media plays to strengths that women often share. And it can promote the relationships we need to do this important work.  Join us for the conversation at 2-3 ET!

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11/6 Career Paths & Leadership Competencies: Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Strategy at the pioneering green business Patagonia. Jill will share what she has learned about sustainability leadership in the course of her long tenure at Patagonia.  Join us at 2-3 ET!

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12/4 Playing a Bigger Game: Susan Camberis, Director of HR at Baxter Healthcare and Melissa O’Mara of Schneider Electric (formerly of IBM) will share their wisdom about how women leaders can up their game and increase their leadership impact.

These are not webinars! So come prepared to be part of lively conversation!

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Men are welcome too! The challenges of sustainability and leadership are shared by men and women alike who want to expand their Spheres of Influence!





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