Second Annual West Coast Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit

Sustainability: We get it… now what?
“The Clean Tech Scenario”

Date:November 12, 2010

Time:10am to 4pm (Registration at 9:30, Lunch at noon, Reception at 3pm)


IBM Research-Almaden
650 Harry Road
San Jose, California, 95120-6099

Join 200 women leaders from the world’s premier companies, as we enter a critical phase in sustainability momentum, to co-create a picture of success for the next phase of sustainability development, preparing women executives to take the helm!

By now, business and the public alike have all heard a lot about sustainability and how business can help us achieve it. We all get it! But do we? Are we walking the talk? (See more below)

Speakers include:

Nancy Sutley: Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Mary Duan: (Moderator) Editor, Monterey County Weekly
Judy Estrin: CEO, JLABS, LLC
Kimberly Hosken: Program Director, Green Buildings, Johnson Controls Inc.
Sally Madsen: Designer and Project Leader, IDEO
Sharon Nunes, Ph.D.: VP, Smart Cities Strategy & Solutions, IBM
Melissa O’Mara: VP Green Building Solutions, Schneider Electric; Leader, Global Green Sigma Coalition
Pat Selinger Ph.D.: IBM Fellow Emeritus and Former VP, IBM Research – Almaden
Alison Taylor: VP, Sustainability-Americas, Siemens Corporation

Among others…

Early registration rate of $95

No refunds. All registrations are final.

2010 Summit Sponsors to date include: IBM, Avon Products Inc., Con Edison, Intel, Corporate Citizenship, The McGraw-Hill Companies, MJLilly, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For sponsorship information contact:

Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future
A non-profit 501c3 organization

Advance Reservations and Payment Required.

With expectations for sustainability higher than ever, we’ll examine how to harness this heightened awareness to deliver a higher level of performance for ourselves, our organizations–and the world at large, asking:

  • How does business develop long-term strategies to think globally and act locally in today’s environment?
  • How does business work with different kinds of partners or even competitors to make a difference?
  • How are customer values changing? What can companies do to keep up?
  • What are the lessons learned from businesses creating new jobs in the expanding sustainability arena?
  • How do engaged employees continue to help companies develop and implement their sustainability strategies? What keeps employees involved and enthusiastic?

A panel of leading businesswomen will address these issues based on real-life, practical experiences. Participants will have the chance to work in small groups to examine their companies’ current sustainability agendas and brainstorm ideas about how they can harness momentum to drive business results.

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