Women in Green Forum
Date and Location
The 9th Annual (WIGF) will convene leaders in the environmental movement, drawing an international audience of sustainability experts including academic researchers, CSR executives, energy analysts, and technology developers. The WIGF also appeals to regulatory agencies involved in developing policies and legislation surrounding green technologies for the private and public sectors. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. Look at the Women in Green Forum program 2018.
August 16, 2018
Los Angeles, the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard
The Women in green Forum is an annual event held since 2010. Already the very first Women In Green Forum was a big success, with over 400 leaders in sustainability participating. The Forum presents excellent opportunities to gain knowledge about various green and sustainable practices. It also serves as a unique networking platform for women just beginning their green careers. Attendees include corporate sustainability officers, policymakers, and industry leaders. The businesses of the participants range from eco fashion designers to green building experts. The main goal of the Forum is to create a venue for sustainability professionals to develop the skills necessary for professional success. Moreover, the organizers focus on promoting women’s leadership across the environmental industry. Their aim is to contribute to creating an equal society, with both genders equally involved in the decision-making process.
Now to the best thing about this conference, which unfortunately is also the one that makes it stand out among the various sustainability events. It is a CarbonNeutral certified event! The Three Squares Inc’s sustainable event policy which is compliant with the international standard, ISO20121, is implemented when organizing the event. The main idea of the policy is that the organizers consider all the possible environmental consequences of the forum. This leads to an effective usage of energy and water, compensating carbon emissions, recycling waste and employing sustainable catering, decor and event supplies. Furthermore, the CarbonNeutral protocol is revised every year in accordance with the latest standards and developments. The desire of conference organizers to obtain such a certificate demonstrates a commitment to meaningful targets.
For the attendees it will mean that the conference venue will be equipped with separate waste collection bins. Moreover, the entire menu will be vegetarian, with the products from the local organic farms. You can find more information on the conference own “Green event” web-page.
The Youth Leadership Program
Apart from the great networking opportunities, the forum provides an excellent program to support the young sustainability activists. The Youth Leadership Program includes a scholarship to allow students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) to attend the Women In Green Forum. Moreover, there is also a possibility to participate in a mentorship program, providing various opportunities for the students looking to enter the environmental sector. The mentorship program does not end with the Forum itself, but continues throughout the year. The Forum’s organizers will help the mentors and their students to develop their relationships during additional meetings. You can find more information about the program here.
This year the Women in Green Forum offers an extraordinary opportunity to see how life on our planet can (and will!) look like in 100 years. The world’s brightest minds will share their ideas of a future where humanity has a positive impact on the environment. The most advanced sustainable solutions for various business and private implementations wil be in the center of discussions. Find out more information here.