"Lift while you climb." That was just one powerful message delivered last week by keynote speaker Kaye Husbands Fealing, dean of the Ivan Allen College College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology, during a virtual ceremony celebrating diverse, female leadership in the sustainability profession. Fealing spoke about the important role all leaders play in helping "invisible" individuals become visible within their professions, and how this approach can help companies strengthen the diversity of their workforce and ideas. "Be the person whom others can rely on to advise, guide and confide in as they make their way to their own excellence," she observed. Her comments came during an event organized by the WSLA Alumnae Group to recognize 10 "accomplished, audacious and courageous" women — in the words of president Rochelle Routman — as part of the 2021 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. These individuals join 85 previous honorees, some of the most powerful female leaders in sustainable business heading up initiatives at startups, nonprofits, industry associations and beyond. "With each new woman that is recognized for her work in sustainability, all our voices are raised, and the world benefits as a result," said Routman, a previous honoree and […]


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