The female bosses leading the green revolution

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The female bosses leading the green revolution

 As more women get their feet under the table in the boardroom, environmental concerns are starting to top the agenda. Here, Cassie Steer meets three trailblazing leaders who are hell-bent on changing the world.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛tsp. kosher salt
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream, divided
  • Unsalted butter (for skillet)
  • 1 ripe pear, cored, thinly sliced
  • 4 fresh black Mission figs, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted, shelled raw pistachios
  • Honey (for drizzling)

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Lord Byron famously liked to align women with nature – “Dear Nature is the kindest mother still… From her bare bosom let me take my fill” – and this idea of connecting the female sex with the environment goes back to the beginning of time. But while we’ll take the flower references any time, thank you very much, the idea of women as passive tenants of the natural world is slowly being stamped out. It’s surely no coincidence that the #MeToo and climate action movements are the dominating forces for change in recent years, and that female influence is moving from purely a grassroots level to being impactful in the boardroom. A study by the University of Adelaide, for example, found that companies with a balanced mix of male and female board members are more mindful of protecting the environment and less likely to be sued for environmental law violations.

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And it’s in the boardroom that women are really coming to the fore – if we hark back to some floral symbolism, like staunch little dandelions pushing their way through the concrete. Which brings us onto our select triumvirate of kick-ass women at the helm of the green movement, making waves in an ocean that’s clearly benefitting from their input. Feeling maverick? Read on…

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by James Newman

And it’s in the boardroom that women are really coming to the fore – if we hark back to some floral symbolism, like staunch little dandelions pushing their way through the concrete. Which brings us onto our select triumvirate of kick-ass women at the helm of the green movement, making waves in an ocean that’s clearly benefitting from their input. Feeling maverick? Read on…

And it’s in the boardroom that women are really coming to the fore – if we hark back to some floral symbolism, like staunch little dandelions pushing their way through the concrete. Which brings us onto our select triumvirate of kick-ass women at the helm of the green movement, making waves in an ocean that’s clearly benefitting from their input. Feeling maverick? Read on…

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And it’s in the boardroom that women are really coming to the fore – if we hark back to some floral symbolism, like staunch little dandelions pushing their way through the concrete. Which brings us onto our select triumvirate of kick-ass women at the helm of the green movement, making waves in an ocean that’s clearly benefitting from their input. Feeling maverick? Read on…

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