by Tracey de Morsella, Green Economy Post. Follow Tracey on Twitter @greeneconpost.
Last year, during Women’s History Month, we published, our list of the top women in sustainability. This week, PINK released their list of the top women in sustainability for 2011. These are women who they see as pioneers who are employing cutting-edge best practices to lead the movement for corporate responsibility and sustainability. The list is meant to showcase the women at the helm and to encourage more organizations to tap women for these key jobs. The selection process involved reviewing the ranking of the S&P 100 based on the values of environmental responsibility, equitable treatment of employees and good governance and contributions to the community. They evaluated the ranking of companies by Calvert Investments, a Bethesda, Md.-based firm specializing in socially responsible investment. their newly-released analysis.
The list includes:
- Betsy Holland, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Turner Broadcasting
- Brigitta Witt, Hyatt Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company/ Chairperson, The Coca-Cola Foundation
- Jane Connell, Vice President, Global I/T Operations and Strategic Sourcing, Johnson & Johnson
- Kathryn Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development and International Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Verizon
- Leisha John, Americas Director, Environmental Sustainability, Ernst & Young
- Lorie Wigle, General Manager, Eco-Technology Program Office, Intel Corporation/ President, Climate Savers Computing Initiative
- Mary Wenzel, Director, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
- Pam Flaherty, Director, Corporate Citizenship, CitiGroup/ President & CEO of Citi Foundation/ Member, CitiGroup Senior Leadership Committee
- Susan Cischke, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Click through on the links to read their profiles or read the whole post, The Top Women in Sustainability in 2011
Pink has also compiled a list of “5 Women to Watch” along with their list of the Top 10 Women in Sustainability.Pink predicts that you will be hearing a lot from these women in months and years to come.
- Britta Gross: Director, Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization, General Motors
- Kathy Hopinkah Hannan: National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility, KPMG LLP
- Elizabeth Johnson: Reconnect Program Manager, Dell
- Pat Rayl: Second Vice President of Technology Services, Aflac
- Alison Taylor: Vice President of Sustainability – Americas, Siemens
Find out why they were chosen on Pink’s post, Five Women to Watch.
Don’t forget to check out our list of top women in sustainability in our post, Celebrating Women in Sustainability: 10 Women Making Strides in Sustainability. You might also want to check out the rest of the post in our Women’s History Month series:
- Honoring 10 Women in Green Building and Design
- Celebrating 10 Women in Wind and Solar Energy
- Celebrating Nine Female Environmental Leaders
- Celebrating Eight Women in Cleantech
If you know of other women working to green our world that you feel should be on the list, post information about them in the comments form below.
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