Have you been working for years, achieving and progressing in your sustainability work? Or, are you realising that you’d like to move into sustainability from a different career?
Mid-career women can have a sense of being at a crossroads – perhaps our lives and careers are reaching a point where reflection, regrouping and re-energising are needed.
If this sounds familiar, please join us at ‘She is Still Sustainable’!
‘She Is Still Sustainable’ is an event for mid-career women, organised by mid-career women, who are working, or aspiring to shift their work into sustainability. It is an opportunity to meet and connect more meaningfully with like-minded women at a similar stage of their lives.
There will be plenty of time for conversation and networking, as well as hearing from engaging speakers:
- Becky Willis, independent researcher, former vice-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission.
- Solitaire Townsend, co-founder Futerra, and author of The Happy Hero.
- Sara Parkin, Principal Associate of The Sustainability Literacy Project, author of The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a perverse world, co-founder of Forum for the Future and former UK and European Green Party activist.
- Sophy Banks, Co-founder of Transition training and responsible for integrating inner perspectives into the Transition movement.
- Lisa Pinney MBE, Area Director, West Midlands at Environment Agency and Board Trustee of Stonewall.
- Angela Francis, Chief Economist, Green Alliance.
‘She Is Still Sustainable’ (SiSS) is a sister event to She Is Sustainable, which was started in 2015 by Becky Willis, Solitaire Townsend (Futerra), Amy Mount (Green Alliance), Melissa Miners and Hannah Hislop (Unilever). There have been four SiS events in England and one in Dublin in February 2018. Attendees take time out to share their ideas about how they can affect change in the world, about their lives, choices and the particular joys and challenges of being a woman working in this field. ‘She is Still Sustainable’ is specially designed for mid-career women with significant life and work experience behind them. You can download the draft agenda here (click on the link): SiSS 2018 agenda as of 15Mar18
Like all SiS events, it is organised by volunteers for love not money, in order to keep the price accessible. Our aim is for you to enjoy engaging with other like-minded women, learning by sharing experiences, and leaving with a sense of positivity about your achievements and your future path, with a new network of women in sustainability. Our aim is to create an event where we can harness our collective spirit and our vitality as we look to the future. SiSS will be a warm, safe, friendly event which is refreshing, inspiring and supportive, embracing difference as well as discovering some shared realities of our lived experience.
This event is being organised by Brigid Finlayson, Carolina Karlstrom and Penny Walker, three women working in sustainability with a rich and diverse breadth of experience between them, and all committed to contributing to a positive and viable future.
You will have the opportunity to share stories, concerns, hopes, expectations and challenges, as well as listening and engaging with other women about their career experience to date and their ongoing ambitions in their world of work. Together we will explore ideas of gender and diversity, life stories and agency, while acknowledging the difficult ecological and political realities of the world today. You will have the opportunity to bring your own ideas and curiosity to the open space discussions, think through your career with others, learning from other women’s experiences and plan for the next stage of your life and work in sustainability.
Come along and join us! For tickets please visit the She Is Still Sustainable Eventbrite page
Tickets are available to buy until the 19 March 2018.
Dates: 27 – 28 March 2018
The event will be held over two half days, beginning at 1pm and finishing at 2pm on the second day. There will be an evening meal with a speaker on the 27th. We are asking for contributions of £45 per person to cover direct costs for the event which includes the evening reception and a vegetarian dinner.
Location: Central London, near Liverpool Street station
For more information SheIsStillSustainable@gmail.com
A special thanks to Reed Smith for their generous support and provision of the venue.