Carol Browner, Former EPA Head, to Discuss Women in Leadership Roles

Carol Browner, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss “The Women in Charge: Women in Environmental and Natural Resource Leadership” on October 16, at noon in Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Browner, who served as EPA head from 1993 to 2001, is the longest serving administrator in the history of the agency. During her tenure, she introduced the Brownfields program to clean up and redevelop abandoned, contaminated urban properties.

Browner’s career in public service spans more than two decades. Prior to her work at the EPA, she served as the secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Regulation. She also served as legislative director to then-Senator Albert Gore, Jr. and served on the staff of then-Senator Lawton Chiles. In February 2000, she received the American Lung Association’s (ALA) President’s Award, recognizing her leadership on clean air in what the ALA called, “the toughest action in a generation to safeguard public health from the threats posed by air pollution.”

The Seminar in Environmental and Natural Resource Leadership explores the qualities, characteristics and behaviors of leaders in the fields of natural resources and environmental science and management. Through lectures, guest speakers and individual or team projects, students analyze pathways to leadership, leadership qualities and skills, the attributes of leadership in institutions and organizations, and the challenges faced by environmental leaders in the 21st century.

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