USGBC-NCR: Women in Green Breakfast – Transatlantic Perspectives

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Join the USGBC – National Capital Region Community for our fall Women in Green Power Breakfast. Though a focus on women’s issues has continued to have a watershed moment within the U.S., USGBC-NCR is taking time to expand our viewpoint of this as global issue. For this event, Women in Green is taking an international approach! Danish Ambassador to the U.S., Lars Gert Lose, will join as a special guest alongside Mette Søs Lassesen of Ramboll for a ‘fireside chat.’ As Denmark is a leader in both sustainability and gender equality in the workplace, this event will bring together thought leaders from our two countries together with the Community to discuss transatlantic perspectives on the subject.  We’re also creating a safe space to bring both men and women to the table for this discussion of different perspectives and opportunities.  A significant amount of time will be alloted for Q & A and networking in this event’s agenda.

NOTE:  CREW DC members can take advance of the Member Rate

 Ticket prices:

  • $25 for USGBC-NCR Emerging Professional Members
  • $40 for NCR and CREW DC Members
  • $60 for Non-Members
  • $300 for Table of 8

Ambassador Lars Gert Lose is the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States at The Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to Washington the Ambassador held the position as  Permanent Undersecretary of State and Chief Advisor of Foreign Affairs to the Danish Prime Minister. Before that, the Ambassador has had a long career in the Foreign Ministry: Political Director, Under-Secretary for Global Politics & Security; Under-Secretary for Global Security; Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office including Chief of Public Relations; Head of Department, Head of Foreign Minister’s Office including Chief of Public Relations; Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Sustainability is a high priority for the Danish Embassy to the United States, and the Embassy cooperates with U.S. stakeholders at both federal, state and city level to promote knowledge exchange between our two countries; most notably in renewable energy, water technology, energy efficiency and sustainable urban solutions.

As a member of the senior executive team Mrs. Mette S. Lassesen heads up Strategy, Planning, and Market Development within Ramboll’s global business unit for Environment & Health. For the past four years, she has had a particular focus on the North American Market and has led a number of initiatives within the areas of Sustainability, Planning and Urban Design/ Livable Cities-including Healthy Cities. Within and outside of Ramboll she provides thought leadership on issues related to urban development and resilience, and she is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and forums. She is also in charge of Ramboll’s global division for impact assessment, working with projects and clients around the World.

In previous roles in Ramboll, Ms. Lassesen has led a number of strategy and business development initiatives at corporate level – most lately the development of Ramboll’s approach towards sustainable and livable cities. She has also been in charge of Ramboll’s global knowledge management and innovation efforts, including the development of Ramboll’s digital workspace and the overall focus on technical excellence.

Moderator: Gautami Palanki. Gautami is the Director at Arc Skoru Inc., located in Washington. She leads the product development and global implementation of the  Performance Score, for  data driven technology platform; Arc. In her role as Director, she’s lead product adoption since the platform’s launch, leveraging her experience in high performance architectural design, sustainability reporting, green building certifications and technology implementation. Ms. Palanki, a licensed architect and LEED AP, received her B.Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India and M.S. in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Please note: Ticket refunds can be issued up to two weeks before this event, but a 20% service fee will be withheld. Tickets cannot be refunded less than two weeks before the event.


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