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Monthly Forum: Diversity in Green PechaKucha

  • WeWork 12 East 49th St, 18th Fl New York, NY 10017 (map)

At this month's forum we will look at and hear from the people working with and for organizations with green missions and learn about what they have experienced trying to break the "Green Ceiling" to form a more diverse industry. From people of different races, genders or disabilities to people outside of the traditional "green career path" and beyond, we will hear their stories in photos and words.

In January of 2019, Green 2.0, an initiative launched in 2013 to increase racial diversity in the environmental movement, released its second annual diversity report card and found that large NGOs and foundations are getting "poor marks". The number of people of color in senior staff positions at these foundations from 2017 to 2018 fell from 33% to just 4%, while the proportion of white senior staff at these foundations rose from 67% to 96%.*

Although green initiatives and organizations are constantly pushing forward important sustainability and climate agendas, have the organizations been as committed to creating an inclusive work environment as well?

This is a special “PechaKucha” style forum in which all presentations will be 20 slides at 20 seconds each to tell a story about that speaker. Please join us for what should be an interesting and honest conversation from people with first hand experiences in this topic!

*For more information on Green 2.0's 2019 report, please visit

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: WeWork, 12 East 49th St, 18th floor, New York, NY 10017

*We highly encourage attendees to register in advance, as fees increase at the door. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive and then proceed to the 18th floor.*

Speakers for the event will include:

Samantha Yost

Annmarie Bhola, CEO, Enhanced Building Solutions

Daphany Rose Sanchez

Leslie Ke Liu

Jill Lanier

Rose Fathers, Account Manager, Sweeten

Chante Harris, Co-Founder, WOC/CS and Vice President, Capalino+Company

Jordana Vasquez, Co-Founder, WOC/CS + Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Professional

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Earlier Event: September 18
Symbiotic Earth Film Screening
Later Event: September 20
Climate Strike at TNS!