Tag Archives: leadership

Living Future: Women, Leadership and Sustainability

Living Future: Women, Leadership and Sustainability In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve been reflecting on my experiences at this year’s Living Future conference where the theme was Women Shaping the World. Adding to the event’s richness were the keynote speakers – Dr. Vandana Shiva and Carol Sanford – two powerful, outspoken, knowledgeable and very

Continue Reading →

Sustainability and Sheroes

Living Future 2012 I love Portland in the springtime – especially when I’m here for Living Future 2012, an annual conference developed by the Cascadia Green Building Council “to promote the continuous evolution and adoption of sustainability in the built arena.” As is common with this event, the intention of the opening keynote is to

Continue Reading →

Personal Development: Reflections on Emerge Workshop

Last December, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the inaugural Emerge workshop, the brainchild of Kathleen O’Brien, founder of O’Brien & Co, a 20-year-old, Seattle-based sustainability-consulting firm. In the Pacific Northwest, Kathleen is a legend, particularly in green building circles. Many of us have only recently discovered “green” thinking, but Kathleen, among her

Continue Reading →