Dr. Jane Goodall– Twitter: @JaneGoodallInst Dr. Jane Goodall is a world-renowned primatologist and conservationist who has dedicated her life to protecting wildlife and promoting sustainable living. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, which works to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. In addition, she is a UN Messenger of Peace and has been a vocal advocate for environmental protection.
Ellen MacArthur – Twitter: @ellenmacarthur Ellen MacArthur is a former professional sailor who founded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010. The foundation works to promote the transition to a circular economy, in which waste is minimized and resources are reused. MacArthur has been recognized by Forbes as one of the world’s most powerful women in business.
Christiana Figueres – Twitter: @CFigueres Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican diplomat who played a key role in negotiating the Paris Agreement, a landmark international climate agreement. She is the founder of the Global Optimism organization, which works to promote climate action and a positive vision for the future.
Mary Robinson – Twitter: @MaryRobinsonCtr Mary Robinson is an Irish lawyer and politician who has been a vocal advocate for human rights and environmental protection. She served as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and has been active in promoting climate justice.
Catherine Mohr – Twitter: @cathmohr Catherine Mohr is a medical doctor and expert in robotics who has applied her skills to the field of sustainability. She currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy at Intuitive Surgical, a medical technology company, and has been a vocal advocate for using technology to promote sustainable living.
Dr. Vandana Shiva – Twitter: @drvandanashiva Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar and environmental activist who has been a vocal critic of industrial agriculture and genetically modified crops. She is the founder of the Navdanya movement, which works to promote sustainable agriculture and biodiversity.
Rachel Kyte – Twitter: @rkyte365 Rachel Kyte is the Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All. She has been a vocal advocate for the transition to renewable energy and has worked to promote sustainable development.
Lisa Jackson – Twitter: @lisapjackson Lisa Jackson is the Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple Inc. She previously served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama and has been a vocal advocate for sustainability and environmental protection.
Greta Thunberg – Twitter: @GretaThunberg Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who gained international attention for her youth-led climate strikes. She has been a vocal advocate for urgent action on climate change and has inspired a global movement of young people who are demanding action on environmental issues.
Dr. Sylvia Earle – Twitter: @SylviaEarle Dr. Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist and oceanographer who has been a vocal advocate for ocean conservation. She founded the Sylvia Earle Alliance and Mission Blue, which work to protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. Women are making great strides in business, and their contributions to sustainability are essential for a better future. Women-owned and led businesses are more likely to prioritize social and environmental issues, making them more sustainable and socially responsible. Women in sustainability are leading the way in creating innovative solutions to environmental and social challenges. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s continue to promote gender equality and support women in business and sustainability.