Join the Women & Sustainability Club for its kick-off event: “Defining Your Career in Sustainability: A Conversation with Sharon Langevin” on Wednesday, October 24th. The event is the first in a series including speakers sharing their experiences about emerging sectors and featuring workshops on how to promote yourself in the field. You can learn more about the Women & Sustainability club by visiting https://sumasa.org/women-sustainability/ and look out for more details and future events in the SUMASA newsletter and webpage.
“Defining Your Career in Sustainability: A Conversation with Sharon Langevin”
Wednesday, October 24th, 8:15pm
Location: Math 520
Refreshments will be served.
Sharon Langevin is the Project Director of FrontlineSMS, a mobile payment system used in developing and emerging markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help people move and manage money. She is also the founder of Better World by Design, an annual conference which explores technology and design for social impact. Earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on sustainability and designing her own M.S. in Integrative Studies focused on anthropology, development studies, and economics, from Brown University, she has designed her own career in sustainability with an emphasis on social enterprise.
During the presentation, Sharon will describe her career path, how she developed her own role within the sustainability field by combining her background in technology and interests in social enterprise, and challenges she faced as a woman in this field.