Principal and Director of Sustainability
Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership
A Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) event to foster leadership and careers of women in the industry
Join us for a FREE breakfast at GLOBALCON presenting case studies of successful women businesses owners and national program leaders as they discuss the unique barriers, opportunities and challenges they encounter in their work.
The meeting is presented by the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). CWEEL seeks to develop a prominent voice for women in the industry, and to contribute to the advancement of women in leadership positions throughout the industry.
It’s (Somewhat) Easier Being Green: The Value and Power of Purpose-Driven Leadership
While the adage that “it’s not easy being green” is hard to dispute, sustainability and energy efficiency can be a powerful tool to inspire colleagues, team members and clients. Advancing one’s career path through the lens of environmental values can remove psychological barriers, empower one to take greater risks, engage others, and advocate for what is right. Ilana Judah will share her story of how being a daughter of environmentalists led her to champion sustainability through her profession as an architect, and how her values have enabled her to break through many barriers.
Speaker Bio: Ilana Judah is Principal and Director of Sustainability at FXCollaborative Architects in New York City. An architect with 20 years of experience, she believes in the importance of education, research and public advocacy in improving our environment. Ms. Judah leads sustainability visioning and strategy implementation for local and global projects of multiple scales and typologies. A Certified Passive House Designer, she is a board member of New York Passive House and served on New York City’s 80×50 Technical Working Group. A recognized industry leader, she has taught at Cornell, Columbia, New York University, and University of Pennsylvania.