Posted by: genevievetaylor | April 13, 2012

Excellence in Leadership Awards

Press Release for Excellence in Leadership Awards

This week, I received the “Green Issues and Opportunities” Leadership Santa Rosa Award – along with 9 others in different categories. I felt truly honored; what a great event! There should be some nice photos coming out soon; I will be sure to post them. Below is the text to a press release that the Sustainable Enterprise Conference released; I really think I won the award because of our collaboration there. As and aside – the conference will be on May 11, at Sonoma Mountain Village, and again I will be MC as well as delivering a workshop “10 Ways to Build Your Dream Green Team” with my colleagues at CircadiaOne.

April 5, 2012
Jan Kahdeman, Communications Director (707) 799-1646
Sustainable Enterprise Conference Co-Founder Genevieve Taylor
Honored at Santa Rosa Chamber’s Bob Blanchard Excellence in
Leadership Awards
Santa Rosa, California, April 5, 2012 – Genevieve Taylor, co-founder of Sonoma County’s Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference and vice-president at Global Genesis, is a finalist in the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce’s Bob Blanchard excellence in leadership award. Taylor was chosen for her exemplary work in the category Green Issues and Opportunities.

“I am delighted to be selected as a finalist, and to be included in a group of people who are all making real contributions to Sonoma County,” said Taylor. “It’s been very rewarding to see the increase in interest and effort around environmental sustainability in Sonoma County, and I am pleased to see that Leadership Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Chamber are a part of that conversation.”

The Bob Blanchard award is an outgrowth of the Santa Rosa Chamber’s Leadership Santa Rosa program, the purpose of which is to identify, develop, and equip effective community leaders who will help create or support a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of future community challenges. The program provides a series of ten, full-day seminars with community leaders on a wide variety of business and
leadership topics.

Taylor is a graduate of the Leadership Santa Rosa Program, as well as of a similarly structured program that focuses specifically on environmental, economic and social sustainability, offered by the Santa Rosa non-profit Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy. As vice-president of consulting firm Global Genesis, she delivers training in leadership, communications, time management, conflict
resolution, and negotiations. In addition, she has been selected as this year’s Sustainable Enterprise Conference master of ceremonies.

In 2005, Taylor co-founded Sonoma County’s Sustainable Enterprise Conference along with Robert Girling, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University.

“Robert believed we needed a forum for fostering the conversation about sustainability in Sonoma County,” said Taylor. “We gathered people from the business world, from Sonoma State, and from the Green MBA program at Dominican University to create a conference that offers enterprises practical tools for solid change. We focus on topics such as green business programs that are available in Sonoma County, green business venture capital, and how to track sustainability initiatives in local businesses. A host of changes are possible and necessary for improved sustainability, from small, obvious things like eliminating the use of plastic water bottles, to analyzing an entire supply chains to identify ways to make it more environmentally friendly and sustainable.”

Now in its 7th year, the day-long Sustainable Enterprise Conference is dedicated to helping North Bay businesses and organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability. This year’s program theme, Collaborating for a Sustainable Future, provides insights for organizations and individuals seeking the latest information on how innovation and sustainability will drive the economy while preserving the resources needed for an environmentally responsible and prosperous future. The conference will be held Friday, May 11 at Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park. For more information and to register, visit, or contact Oren Wool, event director, at (707) 636-4732, or

About the Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Produced by a group of Northern California business leaders, university faculty, non-profit leaders and entrepreneurs, the Sustainability Enterprise Conference aims to educate and work with North Bay enterprises and the local community to help integrate environmental responsibility, sustainable business practices, and economic and social equity issues to ensure a high quality of life for future generations.
The conference operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Sonoma County that is dedicated to insuring a sustainable future for California’s North Coast.
Sustainable Enterprise Conference | 555 5th Street Suite #300A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | (707) 636-4732

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