How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

“We’ll have over 50% of our facilities producing EVs here in the U.S. by 2025. We’ve announced four battery plants here in the U.S., a number of supply chain agreements, again, to really get those critical minerals happening here. So, so really excited to see where this, this is going to take us.” Kristen Siemen… Continue reading How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

“It takes work and it takes commitment to really screen in versus screen out….We are approaching this in many ways…We don’t simply need an electrical engineer or a mechanical engineer, or a person with a computer science degree. What are the skills that we’re looking for? What are the interests that we need in the… Continue reading Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

“Diversity matters. Building diverse boards, building diverse suites, ensuring you have diversity. And I mean, in the broadest sense, it’s not just gender, it’s every aspect. It’s life experience, it’s geographic it’s age. I mean, there’s a wide range of things that go into diversity. I think diversity matters and companies realize that very clearly.”… Continue reading Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials

“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.”  Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte… Continue reading The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials

Earth’s Data Speaks – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

Olivia Martin, USAFacts data scientist

“Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.” Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric Ladies Podcast What is the Earth saying this year? We… Continue reading Earth’s Data Speaks – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

Power of Black Women Voters – Marcia Chatelain, Prof. African American History, Georgetown University

Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start?
In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain – Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University – tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly  helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The Amendment did not explicitly grant black women their own voting rights.

Getting Women on Boards – Jocelyn Mangan, Him For Her

“It’s a network gap…Every board has its own ecosystem.” Jocelyn Mangan on Green Connections Radio podcastWomen still make up only 26.1% of corporate boards, despite clear evidence that companies with more women on the board perform better on all metrics, including financially. So, if you want to figure out how to grab one of those coveted seats, it’s important to get prepared, network, especially with men and make it known. Listen to this fascinating interview with Jocelyn Mangan to find out how.

What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? – Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing

“If you have a strong need for something, you need to do things to satisfy that need, you will go out of your way to fulfill those needs. …(Since) work is a big part of your day,” it’s natural to want your work to satisfy your strong needs. With women still only 7.4% of the… Continue reading What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? – Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing