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100 Extraordinary Women Leading the Climate Conversation

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22nd Nov 2017

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Welcome to Hub Culture's first listing of 100 women leading the climate conversation across science, business, government and academia, part of our ongoing Ordinary Club of Extraordinary Women.

The list comes on the heels of COP23, where the dreaded "manel" of all white, male panels provoked social media conversation about the lack of women in vocal conversation on climate change topics.

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. List compiled with special thanks to Executive Editor Edie Lush, Jess Southall and the Sun Valley Institute's Aimee Christensen, whose Facebook post on the topic inspired the research.

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.

100 Extraordinary Women Leading the Climate Conversation

Franny Armstrong, @frannyarmstrong
Documentary Filmmaker, Founder Carbon Reduction Campaign 10:10
Barbara Baarsma, @RaboEconomie
Director of Knowledge Development, Rabobank
Asa Bergman, @SwecoSweden
President, Sweco Sweden
Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, @Kjulybiao
Director, Africa Office, UNEP
May Boeve, @mayboeve
Executive Director 350.org
Estelle Brachlianoff, @Estelle_Veolia
Executive Vice-President Veolia
Serena Brown, @SerenaB2013
Director, Sustainable Development, Global Corporate Partnerships KPMG
Gro Harlem Brundtland, @TheElders
Former Prime Minister of Norway Climate activist and policy maker
Barbara Buchner, @bbuchner13
Executive Director, Climate Finance Program Climate Policy Initiative
Sharan Burrow, @SharanBurrow
General Secretary International Trade Union Confederation
Winnie Byanyima, @Winnie_Byanyima
Executive Director Oxfam International
Kathy Calvin, @Kathy_Calvin
President & CEO UN Foundation
Aimee Christensen, @AimeeGlobal
Climate Negotiator, Founder and Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute
Helen Clark, @HelenClarkNZ
Administrator, UNDP
Rhonda Clark, @ups
Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering, UPS
Helen Clarkson, @hl_clarkson
CEO, Climate Group
Elizabeth Cousens, @e_cousens
Deputy CEO UN Foundation
Alexandra Cousteau, @acousteau
Explorer, Film maker and water advocate, Senior Adviser, Oceana
Heidi Cullen, @HeidiCullen
Chief Scientist, Cimate Central
Judith Curry, @curryja
Climatologist, Georgia Tech
Juliet Davenport, @DavenportJuliet
CEO & Founder, Good Energy
Amy Davidsen, @AmyDavidsen
Executive Director, North America Climate Group
Jane Davidson, @JaneBryngwyn
Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for External Engagement and Sustainability, Director of INSPIRE University of Wales, WWF Ambassador
Carine de Boissezon, @Boissezon_EDF
Chief Financial Officer International Division, EDF
Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, @TataCompanies
Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services
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
Anna Easton, @AnnaEaston1
Director of Sustainable Development, BT
Tamsin Edwards, @flimsin
Lecturer, Environmental Sciences The Open University
Patricia Espinosa, @PEspinosaC
Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Maria Fernanda Mejia, @KelloggUS
Senior Vice President Kellogg Company
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
Fiona Godlee, @fgodlee
Anglo-American doctor, editor and journalist. Executive committee for the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Joanna Haigh, @Grantham_IC
Co-Director Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Enviromental at Imperial College
Krysta Harden, @dupont
Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont
Katherine Hayhoe, @KHayhoe
Climate Scientist Associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, Director of the Climate Science Center
Connie Hedegaard, @CHedegaardEU
Previous European Commisioner for Climate Action European Commission
Pia Heidenmark Cook, @cook_pia
Head of Sustainability, IKEA
Virginie Helias, @virginehelias
Vice President, Global Sustainability, P&G
Barbara Hendrie, @HendreDC
Director, North America Office, UNEP
Martha Herrera, @mherrera68
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CEMEX
Sue Howells, @cdp
Co-chief Operating Officer, Global Operations CDP
Lesley Hughes, @climatecouncil
Councillor, Climate Council
Lolita Jackson, @NYCMayor
Special Advisor, Climate Policy and Programs NYC Mayor's Office
Anisa Kamadoli Costa, @AnisaNYC
Chief Sustainability Officer, Tiffany & Co
Melinda Kimble, @unfoundation
Senior Fellow, Special Advisor, Energy & Climate UN Foundation
Lise Kingo, @Lise_Kingo
Executive Director United Nations Global Compact
Naomi Klein, @NaomiAKlien
Social Activist, Filmmaker
Rachel Kyte, @rkyte365
Chief Executive Officer SEforALL
Winona LaDuke, @WinonaLaduke
Executive Director Honor the Earth
Corinne Le Quere, @clequere
Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy University of East Anglia, Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Annie Leonard, @AnnieMLeonard
Founder The Story of Stuff Project
Mette Loyche Wilkie, @unep
Director, Ecosystems Division UNEP
Mindy Lubber, @MindyLubber
President, Ceres
Dame Ellen MacArthur, @ellenmacarthur
Founder and Activist, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
B rang re Magarinos-Ruchat, @BerryMagarinos
Global Head of Sustainbility, Firmenich
Julia Marton-Lefevre, @JMartonLefevre
Hungarian environmentalist and academic, Former Director General of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature
Gina McCarthy, @GinaEPA
American public administrator, Former Adminstrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Jacqueline McGlade
Marine Biologist and Environmental Informatics Professor
Catherine McKenna, @cathmckenna
Canadian MP, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Parliament for Ottawa Centre
Sonia Medina, @medinagomez
Executive Director, Climate Change CIFF
Ilze Melngailis, @ilze_melngailis
Senior Director, Global Partnerships and of the Business Council, UN Foundation
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, @phumzileunwomen
Executive Director, UN Women
Linda Murasawa, @muralinlin
Head of Sustainability Santander Brasil
Susan Myers, @Susan_E_Myers
Senior Vice President UN Foundation
Ligia Noronha
Director, Economy Division, UNEP
Jane Olga Ebinger, @JaneEbinger
Director of Policy SEforALL
Naomi Oreskes, @NaomiOreskes
Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard University
Kyung-Ah Park, @GoldmanSachs
Head of Environmental Markets Group, Goldman Sachs
Bea Perez, @BeaperezBea
Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Nancy Pfund, @NancyPfundDBL
Founder & Managing Partner DBL Partners
Minh-Thu Pham, @M2Pham
Executive Director for Policy, UN Foundation
Irena Pichola, @deloitte
Partner, Sustainability Consulting, Deloitte
Lakshmi Puri, @lakshmipuri
Deputy Executive Director UN Women
Andreia Rabetim
Manager of Intersectorial Partnerships Vale Foundation
Dawn Rittenhouse, @DawnRittenhouse
Director of Global Sustainability DuPont
Mary Ritter, @ritter_mary
International Ambassador Climate-KIC
Mary Robinson, @MRFCJ
UN Special Envoy on Climate Change / President UN / Mary Robinson Foundation
Anna Selse
Operations Manager, Borealis AG
Vandana Shiva, @drvandanashiva
Founder, Navdanya
Dr. Emily Shukburgh, @emilyshukburgh
Climate scientist and deputy head of the Polar Oceans Team British Antarctic Survey
Marina Silva, @silva_marina
Environmentalist, Politician, Minister of Environment, Brazil
Julia Slingo, @metoffice
Meteorologist and Climate Scientist Former Chief Scientist, Met Office, UK
Johanna Soderstrom, @DowChemical
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources and Aviation The Dow Chemical Company
Susan Soloman
Atmospheric Chemist, MIT
Kirsten Spalding, @SpaldingKirsten
Director, Investor Network Ceres
Tanya Steele, @TanyaMSteele
Chief Executive, WWF UK
Debora Tjandrakusuma, @DTjandrakusuma
Legal & Corporate Affairs Director Nestle, Indonesia
Dechen Tsering, @dtsering
Director, Asia & and Pacific Office, UNEP
Laurence Tubiana, @LaurenceTubiana
CEO, European Climate Foundation
Namita Vikas, @namita_vikas
Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES Bank Ltd
Emmanuelle Wargon, @danone
Vice President, Global Affairs & Sustainability, Danone
Koko Warner, @Koko_Warner
Head of the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation Section UNU-EHS
Shiela Watt-Cloutier
Canadian Inuit Activist
Frances Way, @FrancesWay
Co-chief Operating Officer, Programs CDP
Monika Wber-Fahr, @MonikaWeberFahr
Terri Wills, @terriwills1010
CEO, World Building Council
Ailun Yang, @worldresources
Senior Associate, WRI's major emerging economies team World Resources Institute
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