Climate impacts are distributed in a starkly uneven way across nations and communities—and, as is less well understood, within households. The crisis originates in and compounds systems of oppression and extraction including colonialism, racism, and sexism.
Explore the meaning of these dynamics for our common progress toward just futures with women leaders whose experience spans policy advocacy, government service, international relations, corporate responsibility, engineering and technology, and cultural activism. Speakers include Miranda Massie, Executive Director of The Climate Museum, Hina Baloch, Executive Director of Sustainability and Environment at General Motors, Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Executive Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, and Jamie Alexander, Women in Climate Tech+ Ambassador and Director of Drawdown Labs.
About The Speakers
Miranda Massie | Director, The Climate Museum
Miranda Massie directs NYC’s Climate Museum, the first climate-dedicated museum in the US. She left a career in social justice law to lay the groundwork for the Museum. Her prior honors as a civil rights impact litigator include Fletcher Foundation, W.E.B. Dubois Institute, and Harvard Law School Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowships, as well as a Mentorship-in-Residence at Yale Law School. She is a public voices fellow with the OpEd Project and Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a regular guest speaker who emphasizes the need for a cultural shift toward civic action on the climate emergency.
Hina Baloch | Executive Director of Sustainability & Environment,
Kizzy Charles-Guzman | Director of Climate & Environmental Justice, NYC Mayor's Office
Kizzy Charles-Guzman is the Executive Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice. Her team delivers climate leadership and programs focused on sustainability, decarbonization, brownfields remediation, resiliency and environmental justice. Kizzy has spent over 15 years of her New York City service career developing and delivering work at the intersection of environmental policy, public health, and racial equity. She led the development of Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the city’s first strategy to address the impacts of rising temperatures and heat waves, and several adaptation initiatives to ensure that NYC residents are ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change. Kizzy served as a Deputy Director at the NYC Mayor’s Offices of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency, as Director of the Climate Change and Health Program at the NYC Department of Health, and as Policy Advisor on Air Quality during the Bloomberg Administration. She received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award and a Champion of Change Award from the U.S. White House in recognition of her work. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor..
Jamie Alexander | Women+ in Climate Tech Ambassador and Director of Drawdown Labs
Jamie Beck Alexander is a solutions-oriented corporate climate advocate, coalition builder, and founding director of Drawdown Labs. Jamie joined the Project Drawdown team from Ceres, where she led corporate engagement on the west coast, working with companies to set ambitious emission reduction targets and leveraging their influence in support of strong climate and clean energy policies. At Ceres, she launched a public-private partnership with the City of San Francisco and Bay Area companies to identify and deploy collaborative solutions to decarbonize the transportation sector..