Sustainability & Careers

Sustainability & Careers Oct 3

Sustainability & Careers | October 3, 2017 | 6:00-8:30 PM |
Hynes Convention Center – Room 202 | 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

About the Event

For our October 3rd event, we invite you to a very special evening with BASG as we dive head first into a topic that is consistently near and dear to many who have attended BASG events over the years – how to bring sustainability into your work, career and life.

As the backdrop for this event, we are both excited and honored to be able to collaborate with SUSTAINATOPIA during its conference here in Boston October 1-4 at the Hynes Convention Center. This is a unique opportunity to take BASG out of the CIC Venture Cafe and into a different sustainability setting. Attendees will have the chance to meet and to network with a national audience of people, who share an interest and concern for a broad spectrum of sustainability topics.

Our format for the evening will mix perspectives from the three BASG co-organizers about what they have learned in their work, careers and lives with the experiences and successes of those in the room. What motivates and inspires each of us to do the work we do, including engaging with BASG? One thing we three share in common is the desire to see others achieve their professional and personal goals be it a job promotion, career transition, or just a way to increase individual connectivity to sustainability. We are thrilled to have as our guest and moderator for the evening, Amanda Peters. Amanda is Associate Director & Career Coach at the Harvard Kennedy School Office of Career Advancement and has been active in the Boston sustainability community for over a decade, helping to connect people to “careers with a conscience”.

We hope you’ll join us for this unique evening. We can’t wait to hear more about your sustainability aspirations! – Carol, Holly, and Tilly

Your Moderator & Panel

Amanda Peters, Associate Director & Career Coach, Harvard Kennedy SchoolPeters_Amanda(WEB)
Amanda is an Associate Director & Career Coach at the Harvard Kennedy School Office of Career Advancement, where she works with inspiring graduate students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are committed to making the world a better place, helping them develop career and job search strategies and teaching them tools and techniques for their unique situations. Her particular focus is students interested in careers in U.S. state & local governments, and nonprofits and private sector companies working on energy and environment, urban innovation, technology, social impact, transportation and real estate. She has a passion for connecting people to resources and guiding them to their best-fit careers. Prior to joining the Kennedy School in 2013, Amanda worked in career services offices at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University School of Management, Northeastern University, and as an employment specialist with refugees and immigrants.

Amanda is on the advisory committee for the Massachusetts Green Career Conference, where she has presented and coached for a number of years. She was recommended as “A career counselor with a conscience” in the Daily Muse article “15 Job Search Experts to Follow on Twitter” (June 23, 2014).

Amanda earned an A.B. in Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Brown University, spending her junior year in India studying at Delhi University, and a M.Ed. in Counseling from BU’s School of Education.

Carole Baroudi, Global Sustainability and Compliance, Arrow Electronics
As Global Sustainability and Compliance for Arrow Electronics, Carol works to define and drive sustainability initiatives. Her primary focus is sustainable electronics and its potential contribution toward overall sustainability goals, brand protection and enhancement. She works to support customers’ sustainability initiatives, including education, evangelizing and reporting.  She is the lead-author of Green IT For Dummies, which gives organizations basic principles and guidance in moving toward sustainable IT. She co-leads the Boston Area Sustainability Group, producing monthly programs aimed at furthering sustainability education, building collaborative networks, and driving sustainability forward.

Prior to joining Arrow, Carol worked as an industry analyst as Research Director of Sustainability and Green IT at Aberdeen Group, CEO of Baroudi Bloor International, and Vice President at Hurwitz Group. A best-selling author, Carol’s books have more than 7 million copies in print in more than 30 languages. Ms. Baroudi holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a post baccalaureate certificate in Sustainable Development from the University of Massachusetts.

Tilly Pick, Web Operations Project Manager, Veritas
Tilly is an architect of marketing and business programs with an exceptionally detail-oriented operational mindset. Right now, he’s in the midst of helping launch Veritas Genetics, a Boston-based biotech start-up focused on whole genome sequencing as a fundamental driver of change in how people make decisions about their health and lifestyles. In his role as Veritas’ Web Operations Project Manager, Tilly wears both internal and external hats related to operational design and digital implementation with institutional and individual customers.

Tilly’s career prior to Veritas includes leading brand marketing and advertising engagements, both independently and at Mullen, Carmichael Lynch, Fallon, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, and EuroRSCG Tatham, with clients in financial services, consumer goods, automotive, aviation, higher education, and publishing.

As one of BASG’s three co-organizers, Tilly is particularly passionate about helping more broadly project the story that is told each month and facilitating action. Tilly has also been involved in local town government and is on the board of The Green Streets Initiative.

Tilly holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Holly Fowler, Co-founder & CEO, Northbound Ventures
Holly is the Co-founder of Northbound Ventures, LLC, a consulting firm based in Somerville, MA and focused on building sustainable communities and food systems. Projects focus on assisting stakeholder networks to use food and place as catalysts for change and supporting initiatives that advance the New England Food Vision of 50 by 60. From 2008-2013, Holly served as the Senior Director of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Sodexo North America. In that role, she led development and deployment of best practices for carbon and energy reduction, water conservation, waste minimization, sustainable food and materials sourcing, and client engagement for 6,500 client locations encompassing FORTUNE 500 businesses, national health care networks, colleges and universities, public K-12 schools, government agencies, and cultural destinations.

In addition to co-leading the Boston Area Sustainability Group, Holly serves on the Board of Advisors for Net Impact Boston, is a member of the International Living Future Institute, and is a Teaching Fellow for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Holly holds an MBA from Babson College, a BA from Bowdoin College, and a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems Leadership from the University of Vermont.