Women in Conservation

Women in Conservation 2017 Awards Council. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon

2018 AUDUBON WOMEN IN CONSERVATION LUNCHEON

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 – Click here to reserve your spot today.

Join Audubon Women in Conservation on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 for the 15th annual presentation of the Rachel Carson Award.

We are proud this year to honor the following women:  

GINA MCCARTHY
Former EPA Administrator and Professor of Public Health Practice at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MARY POWELL
President and CEO, Vermont Green Mountain Power

DORCETA E. TAYLOR
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

For more information, please contact Marisa Rader at (212) 979-3027 or email mrader@audubon.org.

About Our Honorees

GINA MCCARTHY
Former EPA Administrator and Professor of Public Health Practice at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gina McCarthy’s 35-year career in public service has been dedicated to environmental protection. As Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, she was the nation’s leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment, including addressing the challenges of climate change and ensuring the protection of America’s water resources. McCarthy has since served as a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics and the Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow and Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  McCarthy now also serves as the Director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, leading the development of the program’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability.

 

MARY POWELL
President and CEO, Vermont Green Mountain Power

Serving as president and chief executive officer for Vermont Green Mountain Power (GMP) since 2008, Mary Powell has delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters. Under her leadership, GMP became the first utility to offer to help customers go off-grid; built Vermont’s largest wind farm; made Rutland, Vermont, the Solar Generation Capital of New England; installed smart grid technology across GMP’s service territory; and, in 2015, became the first utility anywhere to offer customers the Tesla Powerwall battery.  In 2014, GMP became the first utility in the world to become a member of B Corp, showing a commitment to use energy as a force for good.

 

 

DORCETA E. TAYLOR
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), where she teaches courses in environmental justice, gender and environment, and sustainable food systems, among others. Dr. Taylor has authored two landmark national reports about the state of diversity in environmental institutions, as well as numerous articles and publications, including her most recent work The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection.  Dr. Taylor received her doctorate in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University, the first Black woman to do so, as well as a concurrent doctorate in Sociology.

Women in Conservation Mission Statement

"To recognize outstanding women leaders in today's conservation movement; 
to support environmental opportunities for girls and young women; 
and to educate women on important issues related to conservation and the environment."

 

Our Team

Marisa Rader 
Event Associate
Audubon New York

225 Varick Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10014

mrader@audubon.org

(212) 979-3027