Women’s Leadership in the Green Economy
Workshop Session II: Wednesday, February 9,
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concentration: Workforce, Economic Development and Youth Education
Women are positioned to play a powerful role in achieving the goals of an economic model that is rights-based and serves people and the planet. From international business leaders directing their companies to develop green jobs and embrace a green economy, to micro-level low carbon initiatives in rural areas around the world, women are transforming the local and global economy. This panel will share examples of successful grassroots initiatives from around the world; examine gender-responsive financing; and discuss the importance of women’s leadership, mentorship, and training, through specific initiatives such as Earth Day Network’s Women and the Green Economy (WAGE™) Campaign. Workshop participants will share their ideas and experiences and help draft recommendations for continued work to build alliances between women around the world; foster networking across all sectors; and create a transformative movement of women leaders working together to shape the green economy and the future of our planet.
Bridget Burns, Project Coordinator, Women’s Environment and Development Organization
Eleanor Blomstrom, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Coordinator, Women’s Environment and Development Organization
Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network
Martha Duggan, Vice President, Government Relations, United Solar Ovonic
Nicole Zarafonetis, Climate Change Lead, Gender Action
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- From Sierra Club: Green Fleets = Green Jobs
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- From UCS: Could Renewable Energy Power Industrial America? It Already Does!
- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From MCLV: News from the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference
- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs