Women+ in Green Calendar of Events

Green Building Alliance’s Women+ in Green network fosters a supportive and celebratory community of women, femmes, and gender minorities working in sustainability throughout our region. Whether in-person or online, the Women+ in Green team at GBA finds ways to ensure participants can build professional connections while finding inspiration and motivation from our guest speakers and one another.

Keep visiting this page for updates to our Women+ in Green Calendar of Events, and look for the Women+ in Green icon at the bottom of GBA’s event pages to see which events would be of specific interest to this group. Note that some events on this page were designed specifically for the Women+ in Green network and others are GBA events from other programs that we think this group would want to know about, so we’ve included those here as well.

Women+ in Green 2021 Calendar of Events 

March 12: Women+ in Green Coffee Talks Mentoring Series featuring Kirsten Clemens
(Women+ in Green Event)

Start your morning off with an inspiring Women+ in Green conversation and mentoring opportunity! At this eventattendees will hear from our guest speaker, Kirsten Clemens, and then engage in small group conversations around mentoring and progressing in your sustainability career as a woman or gender minority. A recent addition to BCJ Pittsburgh from the Seattle area, Kirsten Clemens is a strong designer with the ability to create a visual story to relate her designs to a wide variety of populations. Seeing each project as a new opportunity, she incorporates those skills to her mixed-use projects, ranging from one to forty stories.  A common thread carried throughout her varied work is creating long lasting sustainable communities, continuing to deepen clarity for good design and ecologically restorative buildings. Join us for a morning with Kirsten! Learn more and register here. 


April 1: Inspire Speakers Series presents Mobility, Health and Justice in the Clean Transportation Revolution

At this event, we’ll learn more about the local context of Pittsburgh’s mobility evolution and its future, and participants. We’ll also hear about projects happening herein our region and in other parts of the country to address the multi-faceted issue of clean transportation. Our speakers include Hana Creger from the Greenlining Institute and Sarah Olexsak from Duquesne Light Company. Learn more and register here.


April 2: Women+ in Green Coffee Talks Mentoring Series featuring Samantha Hartzman

Start your morning off with an inspiring Women+ in Green conversation and mentoring opportunity! At this eventattendees will hear from our guest speaker, Samantha Hartzman, and then engage in small group conversations around mentoring and progressing in your sustainability career as a woman or gender minority. Samantha (Sam) is a Pittsburgh native and currently manages the Corporate Citizenship program at Duquesne Light Company. In her role, Samantha is responsible for the company’s charitable giving, employee volunteerism, and sustainability strategy work. She recently guided Duquesne Light through their first materiality assessment in an effort to build out the company’s sustainability strategy. Learn more and register here.


June 11: Save the Date for our 4th Annual Women+ in Green Breakfast
(Women+ in Green Event)

We look forward to another morning of connection and inspiration with you! Please save the date and stay tuned for more details!


Partner Events

March 23: SHOUT presents Women’s Herstory Month

SHOUT (Social Handprints Overcoming Unjust Treatment) is a coalition of students whose purpose is to champion equality for all people. This student-led group is based at South Fayette Township School District, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  SHOUT was developed by Dr. Chuck Herring, who oversees diversity, equity, and inclusion for the school district. The members also seek to help students build new chapters throughout the country. 

In honor of Women’s HERstory Month, the SHOUT students have invited a panel of women in various stages of their personal and professional journey to share their experiences and help break down stereotypes against women. This event will encourage intergenerational conversations about the lived experiences of all women. 

The event will be hosted by students of SHOUT and is supported by GBA’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy and Inspire Speakers Series programs. Learn more and register here.