The Women's Network for a Sustainable Future reaches more than 5000 executive women annually who want to make a difference in their companies and the world.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 02, 2011
Joyce LaValle will be the guest of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) during its next A Day In the Life of A Sustainability Professional live Webinar, to be held June 15 @ 11am PT/ noon MT/ 1pm CT/ 2pm ET. LaValle is co-founder and board member of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), and former senior executive of Interface, the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial, institutional, and residential markets.
A veteran in the commercial interiors industry and advocate for environmental sustainability, Joyce retired recently from Interface as both Senior VP of Customer and Associate Engagement and as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Interface Americas, positions she held since 2008. A division of Interface, Inc., Interface Americas includes InterfaceFLOR, FLOR and Bentley Prince Street.
As Senior Vice President of Associate and Customer Engagement, she was responsible for developing and enhancing initiatives designed to strengthen the company’s ties among associates and customers. She had an integral role in implementing a strengths-based leadership and development program within the company.
In her marketing role, she combined her extensive experience and knowledge of sales and customer needs with her design-driven marketing savvy. Her leadership aligned product development and marketing more closely to respond to marketplace trends and shifts. She worked closely with both internal associates and the company’s key customers in the architecture and design community, particularly to engage others in Mission Zero™, which is the brand’s promise to eliminate any negative impact Interface has on the environment by 2020.
Joyce is passionate about sustainability education and maximizing people’s talents. Her sales background and success at relationship building, combined with her HR experience in developing people, have served the company well, both internally and externally. Joyce’s passion led her to create a series of events and seminars for design professionals that use personal development as a means for leadership development. Through many of these events she brings designers together with some of the key thought leaders who impact the design world, such as Jeanine Benyus, author of Biomimicry and Paul Hawkins, author of Ecology of Commerce.
Joyce is a founding member of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), which was launched in 1999 to advance sustainability through the commitment, talent, and leadership of businesswomen. WNSF reaches more than 5000 executive women annually who want to make a difference in their companies and the world, through regional in-person programs and increasingly, through web-based programming and communications.
Joyce is the 2008 winner of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF) Businesswomen's Sustainability Leadership Award. She was also named as one of the “most innovative minds in Atlanta” by Inspiring Futures in 2008. In 2007, she was honored by the New York chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with an inaugural “LEEDer” Award in recognition of her “extraordinary dedication and service to the cause of green building and work in furthering the chapter’s mission of transforming the metropolitan New York marketplace.”
Since her retirement in 2009 Joyce has continued her passion for sustainable solutions and integrated that passion into her Board and volunteer work. She currently serves on the board of trustees at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which is ranked among the top five sustainable business schools in the United States.
To learn more about the A Day In the Life of A Sustainability Professional Webchat with Joyce LaValle on June 15, or to register for the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/4xkl75l .
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts more than 500 members from every continent in the world. Members share resources and best practices, and professional development. Webinars, Webchats, on-line classes, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP, its offerings and the upcoming ISSP Conference, to be held September 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, please visit http://sustainabilityprofessionals.org.