The She is Still Sustainable (SiSS) event will take place on March 27-28 2018, in Central London, near Liverpool Street station. This lunchtime-to-lunchtime event will offer networking, workshops, and panels. There will also be a Forum for the Future’s Sara Parkin OBE, Solitaire Townsend (author of The Happy Hero), Becky Willis (former Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission), Sophie Banks (Transition Towns’ Inner Transition) and dozens of other fabulous women.
Who should attend
This networking event for women in sustainability is designed for women at a crossroads in their career. Somen who are a couple of decades into their working lives may be ready to regroup and recharge, which is why this one is called “She is Still Sustainable”. In addition to women who are mid-career, this event is for women who may want to move into the sustainability field. This event is for women, who are working or aspiring to shift their work into sustainability.
What you can expect
SiSS offers an opportunity to meet and connect more meaningfully with like-minded women at a similar stage of their lives. There will be plenty of time for conversation and networking. Attendees will share their ideas about how they can affect change in the world, about their lives, choices and the particular joys and challenges of being a woman working in this field. Attendees will have the opportunity to share stories, concerns, hopes, expectations, and challenges, as well as listening and engaging with other women about their career experience to date and their ongoing ambitions in their world of work. Together they will explore ideas of gender and diversity, life stories and agency while acknowledging the difficult ecological and political realities of the world today. You will have the opportunity to bring your own ideas and curiosity to the open space discussions, think through your career with others, learning from other women’s experiences and plan for the next stage of your life and work in sustainability. The aim is for you to enjoy engaging with other like-minded women, learning by sharing experiences, and leaving with a sense of positivity about your achievements and your future path, with a new network of women in sustainability.
- Becky Willis, independent researcher, former vice-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission.
- Solitaire Townsend, co-founder Futerra, and author of The Happy Hero.
- Sara Parkin, Principal Associate of The Sustainability Literacy Project, author of The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a perverse world, co-founder of Forum for the Future and former UK and European Green Party activist.
- Sophy Banks, Co-founder of Transition training and responsible for integrating inner perspectives into the Transition movement.
‘She Is Still Sustainable’ (SiSS) is a sister event to She Is Sustainable, which was started in 2015 by Becky Willis, Solitaire Townsend (Futerra), Amy Mount (Green Alliance), Melissa Miners and Hannah Hislop (Unilever). There have been four SiS events in England and one in Dublin in February 2018.
This event is being organized by Brigid Finlayson, Carolina Karlstrom and Penny Walker, three women working in sustainability with a rich and diverse breadth of experience between them, and all committed to contributing to a positive and viable future.
For women by women
This event is organized by women for women. The aim is to create an event that harnesses the collective spirit and vitality of women as we look to the future. SiSS will be a warm, safe, friendly event which is refreshing, inspiring and supportive, embracing difference as well as discovering some shared realities of our lived experience.
Like all SiS events, it is organized by volunteers for love not money, in order to keep the price accessible. The event will be held over two half days, beginning at 1pm and finishing at 2pm on the second day. There will be an evening meal with a speaker on the 27th. We are asking for contributions of £45 per person to cover direct costs for the event which includes the evening reception and a vegetarian dinner. Tickets are available to buy until the 19 March 2018.