WOMEN IN GREEN BREAKFAST
August 10, from 7 to 9 am
After the success of the first “Women in Green Breakfast – Breakfast for Women”, which took place in the last edition of Greenbuilding Brazil Expo, we are organizing this unforgettable breakfast again this year in partnership with USGBC! We celebrate together the growth of women in our industry, as great leaders of sustainability, and their legacy in shaping the sustainable building movement.
In this meeting we also gather new participants in the movement to encourage, inspire, guide and motivate other women. Our intention is to strengthen women’s empowerment of different generations.
The strengthening of the women’s movement is an important conversation for women all over the world, especially because the way women conduct business, allows the contribution to a green economy and growth of sustainable construction as a whole.
Join to us at the “Women in Green Breakfast – Breakfast for Women” to celebrate and get involved with women who are making a difference!
The coffee will be attended by national and international speakers and will be conducted in English. We have the presence of Djamila Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Secretariat for Human Rights and Citizenship of São Paulo; Claudia Martins, VP Regional Interface Brazil and Silvia Stuchi Cruz, Idealizer NGO Racing Amiga. Maria Carolina Fujihara, LEED Coordinator of Green Building Council Brazil and Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President of Community Advancement, Conferences & Events U.S. Green Building Council will moderate the panel.
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Regional Vice-President Interface Brazil
Silvia Stuchi Cruz
Founder of the NGO “Corrida Amiga”.
Maria Blase is President of the HVAC and Transport Latin America business of Ingersoll Rand, a $13 billion global diversified industrial company. She has nearly 25 years of experience with diverse industries including transport, buildings, services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and mining.
After joining Ingersoll Rand in 1999, Maria was promoted to global financial roles of increasing importance, including Chief Financial Officer of the $8 billion Climate Solutions sector, before shifting her focus to general management. In her current role, she has full responsibility for the Trane and Thermo King brands in Latin America.
During the last three years as president, Maria has created strong teamwork, empowered the business to take care of the customer, improved operational efficiencies, and created a winning culture through talent development and data-driven analytics to deliver on the business unit’s mission. She is widely respected for applying her extensive knowledge of financial management to drive business growth in Latin America, and led the business to grow its operating income in the region more than 60 percent in 2013, despite volatile currency impacts and slowing markets.
Maria is also an advocate and leader in Ingersoll Rand’s climate commitment efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve efficiency within transport refrigeration around the world.
A Certified Public Accountant, she holds both a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in accounting from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
She has held a board position with a not-for-profit, and volunteers with the Little Lighthouse Foundation. Maria lives and is based in Miami, Florida.
Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events, U.S. Green Building Council
Maria Carolina Fujihara
LEED Coordinator Green Building Council Brasil