Innovative Leaders Driving a Green & Equal Philly

By Green Philly Blog (other events)

Thursday, February 22 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

What sets apart the organizations that thrive and can barely survive? Leadership matters! Hear how these social entrepreneurs are building effective organizations that drive change in a time of significant disruption.

This roundtable discussion will address how to build a strong organization and develop a pipeline of future, diverse leaders. Our panelists will provide strategies that have helped strengthen their organizations and reach outside their immediate circles to affect change. These tools will apply how to build strong organizations across sectors, whether in a business, organization or community group.

  • Experience from current leaders: How to disrupt the status quo.  

  • Innovative ways to address both organizational goals and social impact goals  

  • Ways to support a pipeline to develop diverse leaders in your organization

  • Find out about the processes, policies, and leaders that shape the future of organizations.

About Conversations to Build an Inclusive Philadelphia  

Equity in the environmental movement has been a growing priority for the Philadelphia, showcased by the Office of Sustainability to reduce carbon levels 80% by 2050 and generate new clean energy jobs. How can Philadelphia meet deadlines and spur economic growth for all citizens?  

Conversations to Build an Inclusive Future is a series to bring together those who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. These roundtables will bring together local leaders to share best practices and encourage dialogue with attendees. Our goal is to build stronger organizations, businesses and community groups.   



  • 5:30-5:45: Registration

  • 5:45-6:45 Roundtable

  • 6:45-7:30 Networking


  • Christine Knapp, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability  

  • Jamie Gauthier, Fairmount Park Conservancy

  • Omar Woodard, GreenLight Fund 

  • Naida Elena Burgos, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy, Temple University 

  • Saleem Chapman, Moderator

  • Julie Hancher, Moderator 


About the Hosts:

This conversation series is a collaboration hosted by Green Philly and Equals in Green, a True Republic initiative. Green Philly helps the local community live a sustainable lifestyle and hosts events like SustainPHL, Philadelphia’s annual awards ceremony and celebration. Equals in Green is connecting people across disciplines to drive inclusive leadership, equity, and social justice within the environmental movement.



Mailing Address

1601 Market Street c/o Green Philly Philadelphia, PA 19103