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50 Extraordinary Women Leading the Climate Conversation

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29th Jun 2020




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Following on from our first listing back in 2017, we've compiled the top women leading the climate conversation across science, business, government, and academia, for 2020! Part of our ongoing Ordinary Club of Extraordinary Women.

These women from around the world are at the forefront of the response to climate initiatives and hold a bedrock of knowledge relative to progress on the issue. Many of the women in this conversation can be reached via their Twitter handle, included here for an easy follow, and handy for those planning extraordinary future panels related to climate solutions.

We're now expanding this listing and we'd like your help! Do you know an extraordinary woman working in climate that we should include? Nominate them now!

50 Extraordinary Women Leading the Climate Conversation

 
Jane Ambachtsheer, @JAmbachtsheer
Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
 
Ezgi Barcenas, @EzgiBarcenas
Global Vice President of Sustainability, Anheuser Busch InBev 
 
Kate Brandt, @KateEBrandt
CSO, Google
 
May Boeve, @mayboeve
Executive Director, 350.org
 
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, @hindououmar
President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)
 
Anisa Kamadoli, @AnisaNYC
CSO, Tiffany & Co
 
Marie-Claire Daveu
CSO & Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering
 
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, @phumzileunwomen
Executive Director, UN Women
 
Francesca DeBaise, @FrancescaDBiase
Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain & Sustainability Officer, McDonald's
 
Edan Dionne
Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM
 
Suzanne Fallender, @sfallender
Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel
 
Rhianna Gunn-Wright, @rgunns
Former Policy Director, New Consensus, Co-Author, The Green New Deal 
 
Julia Jackson, @JuliaKJackson
Founder, Grounded
 
Diane Hoskins
Co-CEO & Chairwoman, Gensler
 
Kristina Kloberdanz, @KristinaKloberd
Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Mastercard
 
Katrin Ley, @leykat
Managing Director, Fashion for Good
 
Stella Li
President, BYD Motors
 
Nancy Mahon
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies
 
Yolanda Malone
Vice President of Global Snacks Packaging, PepsiCo
 
Rebecca Marmot, @RebeccaMarmot
CSO, Unilever
 
Meryam Omi
Head of Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management
 
Lena Pripp-Kovac
CSO, Inter IKEA Group
 
Jeannie Renne-Malone, @JeannieRMalone
Vice President, Global Sustainability, VF Corporation
 
Gayle Schueller, @gayleschueller
CSO, 3M
 
Winnie Byanyima, @Winnie_Byanyima
Executive Director, UNAIDS
 
Vandana Shiva, @drvandanashiva
Environmental Activist & Sustainability Agricultural Advocate
 
Kathy Calvin, @Kathy_Calvin
President & CEO, UN Foundation
 
Aimee Christensen, @AimeeGlobal
Climate Negotiator, Founder and Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute
 
Gro Harlem Brundtland, @TheElders
Former Prime Minister of Norway Climate activist and policymaker
 
Rhonda Clark, @ups
Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering, UPS
 
Helen Clarkson, @hl_clarkson
CEO, Climate Group 
 
Alexandra Cousteau, @acousteau
Explorer, Filmmaker and water advocate, Senior Advisor, Oceana
  
Amy Davidsen, @AmyDavidsen
Executive Director, North America Climate Group
   
Paula DiPerna, @CDP
Author, executive, global advisor on environment and finance, advisor CDP
 
Kirsten Dunlop, @climateKIC
CEO, Climate-KIC
 
Slyvia Earle, @SlyviaEarle
Marine Biologist/President & Chairman, Mission Blue 
 
Christiana Figueres, @CFigueres
Global Climate Leader, Convener - Mission 20/20
 
Sarah Frazee
Director & CEO, Conservation South Africa
 
Katja Freiwald, @KatjaFreiwald
Director, Global Partnerships, World Food Programme, Unilever
 
Pia Heidenmark Cook, @cook_pia
Head of Sustainability, IKEA
 
Virginie Helias, @virginehelias
Chief Sustainability Officer, P&G
   
Lolita Jackson, @NYCMayor
Special Advisor, Climate Policy and Programs NYC Mayor's Office
  
Melinda Kimble, @unfoundation
Senior Fellow, Special Advisor, Energy & Climate UN Foundation
  
Naomi Klein, @NaomiAKlien
Social Activist, Filmmaker
   
Mindy Lubber, @MindyLubber
President & CEO, Ceres
 
Dame Ellen MacArthur, @ellenmacarthur
Founder and Activist, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
    
Naomi Oreskes, @NaomiOreskes
Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard University
 
Bea Perez, @BeaperezBea
Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
   
Mary Ritter, @ritter_mary
International Ambassador Climate-KIC
  
Tanya Steele, @TanyaMSteele
Chief Executive, WWF UK
 
 
Do you have an addition to the list? Tell @Zeke_ai or @hubculture on Twitter to add someone for future consideration.