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:
|Name||Organization||PPG Committee/Consortium Name|
|Diane Gibson||City of Mississauga||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Dianne Zimmerman||City of Mississauga||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Catherine Leighton||TELUS||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Chelsea Quirke||Air Canada||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Danielle Reid||Longos||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Lisa Vanlint||University Health Network||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Lou Anne Daoust||Air Canada||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium|
|Zenia Wadhwani||Woodbine Entertainment||Circular Economy Leaders Consortium and Communications and Engagement Committee|
|Beverly MacDonald||Toronto Pearson||Communications and Engagement Committee|
|Carolyn Scotchmer||TD Friends of the Environment Foundation||Communications and Engagement Committee|
|Heliya Babazadeh-Bracewell||City of Mississauga||Communications and Engagement Committee|
|Tori Gass||Toronto Pearson||Communications and Engagement Committee|
|Katelyn Poyntz||Unity Health Toronto||Energy Leaders Consortium|
|Leaya Amey||Maple Leaf Foods||Energy Leaders Consortium|
|Lena Hellyer||RESCO-Flynn||Energy Leaders Consortium|
|Mary Bianco||Maple Leaf Foods||Energy Leaders Consortium|
|Nicole Savard||Pratt & Whitney Canada||Energy Leaders Consortium|
|Christine Tu||Region of Peel||Executive Management Committee|
|Councillor Chris Fonseca||City of Mississauga||Executive Management Committee|
|Erica Brabon||Black & MacDonald Limited||Executive 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.