by: SUBMITTED PHOTO -  Darcy Winslow will be the guest speaker at the Willamette Women Democrats meeting March 13. Darcy Winslow will be the guest speaker when the Willamette Women Democrats meet March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Oswego Lake Country Club.

Winslow, founder of Designs for a Sustainable World Collective, is considered to be an expert in the process of steering a large company toward more environmental and financial sustainability. She will speak on “The Greening of Portland and the Planet.”

Winlsow speaks about innovative practices that can turn a company from “doing business-as-usual” into a company that leads the way in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

In 1999, Winslow spearheaded an initiative at Nike to ensure the company was socially responsible and environmentally friendly.

She also participated in the 2009 Inspire Antarctic Expedition, hosted by British Petroleum and led by polar explorer Robert Swan.

The expedition engaged climate scientists, business, youth and community leaders and polar experts to collaborate to understand the roles in sustainability.

Winslow is currently a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and program director for Willamette University’s Sustainable Enterprise Program.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics. She is a 2003 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program. She serves on the board of advisers for the Northwest Earth Institute, the Portland Sustainability Institute, Greenopolis and the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.

All are invited to attend the program. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.

Reserve a seat by calling Patricia Rovainen at CM Bookkeeping at 503-656-4445 by March 11 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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