She is Sustainable – Edinburgh

April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Paterson’s Land
Holyrood Road
McKenna Smith

Come join other women starting out their sustainability careers on Friday 20th April for the first Scottish She is Sustainable event! This one-day interactive workshop will offer a forum to share insights and discuss some of the many challenges women face in the workplace. From the gender pay gap to recent equality movements such as Time’s Up, Me Too and Mentor HerShe is Sustainable (SiS) aims to create a positive and informal environment to ask the tough questions:

Is the glass ceiling a real thing? Does it matter how we define success? Does this impact how we maintain a work-life balance? Should you try to follow the male example or create a style of your own? How can we learn to spot ‘unconscious bias’ and what can you do about it?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Lesley Sawers OBE, Scotland & GB Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Deputy Chair of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), and Director at GenAnalytics.
  • Rebecca Willis, independent researcher with twenty years’ experience in environment and sustainability policy and practice, former Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission.
  • Fran Van Dijk, Partner at One Stone Advisors, an experienced sustainability strategy and communications expert, Board Member of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Trustee of the Macaulay Development Trust.
  • Rebecca McLean, CEnv, technical manager for Sweco with over 14 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, specialising in air quality and EIA, with a keen interest in fashion and the challenges of creating a wider circular economy.
  • Dr Sarah Birrell Ivory, Early Career Fellow in Climate Change and Business Strategy at the University of Edinburgh Business School, Deputy Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative, and Co-Director of the Centre for Business and Climate Change.