Her Journey in Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture: The SustainabilityX® Magazine's Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards 2023 Awardee
"This award means a tremendous amount to me because of the recognition it provides to women working towards sustainable and equitable solutions all over the world. The timelines towards positive outcomes are years or decades within the field of sustainability. It is often thankless or criticized by people fighting for the status quo. People have a deep need to be recognized along the journey, not just at the final destination.This is an important light to shine on women in our field and a boost to help them find the will to keep going." - Lindsey Boyle, Strategist & Founder, Circular Citizen Consulting, Canada
Lindsey, the visionary behind Circular Citizen Consulting, embodies the spirit of sustainable innovation and inclusivity. Her diverse experiences as a business leader, researcher, board director, and speaker are complemented by her roles as a mother, dancer, and outdoor enthusiast. At the heart of Lindsey's work is a dream to foster equitable climate solutions and prioritize nature above all.
Her journey in sustainability is marked by her efforts to integrate circularity and human-centered design into product and service innovation, significantly impacting carbon emissions, waste, and biodiversity loss. With over two decades of experience in strategic marketing for consumer packaged goods and as an insights agency partner, Lindsey has honed her skills in market research, making her a sought-after expert in the field.
As a co-founder and Board Chair of the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture, Lindsey's passion for food and sustainable agriculture shines through. She's currently focused on generating market insights to transition consumer food brands to nature-positive, regenerative farming practices.
Based in Vancouver Island, BC Canada, Lindsey's work is deeply rooted in her respect and acknowledgment of the unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. She believes that women leaders are crucial in driving sustainable development, capable of multitasking and focusing on solutions that benefit not just themselves but the broader community.
Confronted with the stark reality of climate change in 2018, Lindsey's dedication to the cause grew. Despite challenges like figuring out her 'product-market fit' and feelings of isolation during the pandemic, she has persisted, driven by a desire to effect meaningful change.
Lindsey advocates for gender equality and inclusivity within sustainability, challenging the status quo in initiatives and conferences by promoting women and underrepresented groups. Through Circular Citizen Consulting, she ensures that contracts favor services from diverse businesses, striving to balance the scales of opportunity and representation.
Her unique approach leverages creativity and storytelling to engage people emotionally with sustainability issues. She emphasizes the need for more women in leadership roles within the sustainability sector and calls for more incentives for men to support this shift.
For Lindsey, self-care is integral to maintaining her drive and passion. She finds solace in nature, dance, and spending time with her family, ensuring she stays rejuvenated to continue her impactful work.
Receiving this award is not just a personal honor for Lindsey but a recognition of the collective efforts of women globally working toward sustainable and equitable solutions. It serves as a motivation for her and others in the field to persevere despite the challenges, continually striving to innovate and bring about positive change in sustainability.
The SustainabilityX® Magazine Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards™ 2023
Following its impactful debut, The SustainabilityX® Magazine is excited to introduce its second edition of the Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards™ for 2023. This annual showcase celebrates female sustainability trailblazers—dynamic women in sustainability who are not just contributing but actively setting new paths, driving transformative change, and shaping a brighter, greener future.
The SustainabilityX® Magazine continues its tradition of honoring the prodigious contributions of remarkable women leaders who are not just closing the gender disparity but also creating waves in the sustainability arena.
"Empowering female trailblazers in sustainability, The SustainabilityX® Magazine's second annual Global 50 Women in Sustainability Awards™ is more than an accolade; it's a movement celebrating those who challenge the norm and envision a greener, inclusive future."
Rooted in the magazine's values of environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, social inclusion, and just governance, the Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards™ shines a spotlight on women making waves in sustainability and sustainable development around the world. This initiative highlights individuals from various industries, driving transformative changes and sparking pivotal conversations on sustainability.
Supriya Verma, the founder of The SustainabilityX® Magazine, and one of Canada's Top 30 Under 30 In Sustainability Leadership, remarks, "As we stand on the precipice of global change, the role of women in sculpting a sustainable future has never been more pivotal. Their resilience, vision, and leadership will be the beacon guiding us through these trying times."
This endeavor arrives at a crucial juncture. With the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering and the global gender gap broadening, supporting these change-makers has gained utmost importance. Their role is vital in achieving the United Nations' Global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Embracing the new-normal, the awards, for yet another year, will be unveiled digitally on SustainabilityX.Co, harnessing the power of technology to bridge distances, transcend borders, and unify voices. This initiative not only recognizes individuals for their stature but celebrates the essence of their work. It's their unyielding commitment to sustainability, irrespective of the roles they play in the larger societal matrix, that gets celebrated.
Capturing the mood of the hour, Verma adds, "In a world that constantly teeters on the edge, it's imperative to transition from an exclusive economy to an inclusive, regenerative one. That's the ethos that The SustainabilityX® Magazine was founded upon. As we gear up for another year, we stand more resolute in our mission – spotlighting those who dare to imagine a brighter, more inclusive future."
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About The SustainabilityX® Magazine
The SustainabilityX® Magazine is an award-winning, digital, female-founded, and female-led non-profit initiative bringing the environment and economy together for a sustainable future through dialogue. Founded on May 8, 2016 and inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability Leadership awardee, Supriya Verma, the digital media initiative focuses on approaching the world’s most pressing challenges with a holistic, integrated, systems-based perspective as opposed to the traditional and ineffective siloed approach with a single lens on interdisciplinary topics like climate and energy. This initiative ultimately seeks to explore how to effectively bring the environment and economy together through intellectual, insightful dialogue and thought-provoking discussion amongst individuals across sectors taking an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to untangling the intricate web of sustainability.
The SustainabilityX® Magazine is based upon the four pillars of sustainability: Environmental Stewardship which emphasizes improved environmental health, Economic Prosperity which emphasizes economic growth without the element of capitalism, Social Inclusion which emphasizes EDI for BIPOC and LGBTQ communities and marginalized, vulnerable populations, and Just Governance which emphasizes the equal rule of law via responsible political leadership to create fair systems for all. Identifying the diverse factors involved in sustainability, how they interact and how the disciplines are interconnected will help accelerate local, national, and international sustainability goals – in simpler words, aligning with The SustainabilityX® Magazine’s mission of bringing the environment and economy together for a sustainable future through dialogue for a sustainable future. Whether you have a background in science, engineering, business, law, politics, media and entertainment, or beyond, your voice matters.
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