Women in Green

Who are we?

Women in Green is a platform for quarterly events designed to strengthen the message of equality and empower the role of women in the green building and sustainability sectors. Event topics range from leadership to self-development and understanding equality gaps in the green building sector. This committee was inspired by the national movement and Women in Green conversations taking place in USGBC communities around the country. In San Diego, the committee is led by our volunteers and local leaders in the green building movement.

Please note that while our events are labeled 'Women in Green' - all gender identities and expressions are welcome. We hope to see you at the next one!

What are we working on?

  • Professional Development Scholarship


Welcome to the inaugural year of the annual WIG Scholarship! Beginning in 2020, the WIG Committee will award a professional development scholarship each year to a woman with demonstrated commitment and intention in the field of sustainability and pursuit of continued professional development.

This year’s 1st scholarship recipient will receive a full virtual conference ticket to the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, November 10-12, 2020 and registration to the Women in Green Power Lunch, to be held during Greenbuild week.

The application period for this scholarship is open from September 23, 2020 to October 11, 2020, and the scholarship awardee will be announced in October, approximately 3-4 weeks prior to Greenbuild. 

The winner will be selected by the WIG Committee, the WiG SDGBC Board Liaison, and the SDGBC Executive Director based on submission of the WIG Scholarship Application, one recommendation letter, and a professional resume.

Eligibility Requirements:

- 18 years or older
- Active member of WIG community (has attended a WIG event within previous year)
- Demonstrate a valid and reasonable financial need for the scholarship, needed financial support to attend the professional development event
- Demonstrate how your background merits receipt of scholarship
- Must be able to attend entire conference/event

This scholarship is made possible by sponsors of the Women in Green (WIG) Committee in an effort to encourage and empower the role of women in the green building and sustainability sectors.

View Application Here

A Special Thank You to the 2020 Professional Development Scholarship Sponsor:

Meet the Committee

  • Tina Angeles, The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Jen Owens, Green Business Certification, Inc. 
  • Heidi Bell, TSA Construction
  • Hilary Haskell, SDG&E
  • Steffi Reyes-Thomas, Holistic-Spaces 

How do I get involved?

We are always looking for new ideas, suggestions for events, and sponsors!

Contact us at wig@sd-gbc.org

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.