PPG Celebrates International Women's Day

On March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day, PPG’s Senior Manager Jennifer Taves sent a message to the PPG community recognizing the efforts of those women who help shape our programs and initiatives. The message can be viewed below:

On behalf of the Partners in Project Green team, I would like to wish our members a Happy International Women’s Day.

The United Nations has declared this year’s International Women’s Day theme “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, emphasizing the fact that women bear a disproportionate burden of the impacts of the climate crisis and that they need to be central in developing solutions for a more sustainable world.

At PPG, we believe that part of the work needed for gender-just climate solutions is to provide women with leadership opportunities in the sustainability space. As we continue reviewing our own policies and commitments towards advancing gender and diversity parity in our committees, membership, and panel events, we are committed to ensuring that we provide individuals in our network the space and opportunities they deserve in order to help them share their expertise and excel in their fields.

I would like to express my gratitude to all the women who are part of the PPG network, as well as those that support PPG in advancing our programming and services through providing their time and skills to our programs and consortiums:

NameOrganizationPPG Committee/Consortium Name
Diane GibsonCity of MississaugaCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Dianne ZimmermanCity of MississaugaCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Catherine LeightonTELUSCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Chelsea QuirkeAir CanadaCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Danielle ReidLongosCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Lisa VanlintUniversity Health NetworkCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Lou Anne DaoustAir CanadaCircular Economy Leaders Consortium
Zenia WadhwaniWoodbine EntertainmentCircular Economy Leaders Consortium and Communications and Engagement Committee
Beverly MacDonaldToronto PearsonCommunications and Engagement Committee
Carolyn ScotchmerTD Friends of the Environment FoundationCommunications and Engagement Committee
Heliya Babazadeh-BracewellCity of MississaugaCommunications and Engagement Committee
Tori GassToronto PearsonCommunications and Engagement Committee
Katelyn PoyntzUnity Health TorontoEnergy Leaders Consortium
Leaya AmeyMaple Leaf FoodsEnergy Leaders Consortium
Lena HellyerRESCO-FlynnEnergy Leaders Consortium
Mary BiancoMaple Leaf FoodsEnergy Leaders Consortium
Nicole SavardPratt & Whitney CanadaEnergy Leaders Consortium
Christine TuRegion of PeelExecutive Management Committee
Councillor Chris FonsecaCity of MississaugaExecutive Management Committee
Erica BrabonBlack & MacDonald LimitedExecutive Management Committee

Thank you for the work that you do, and the support and guidance you provide to the PPG team! We look forward to continuing working with you to bring programs and services that speak to, and celebrate, the diversity of the PPG community and the communities we serve.

Warm regards,