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Wisconsin Women in Sustainability (WIS) grew out of a desire from the Women on our WSBC Advisory Board for a place to connect,  to share challenges and successes and support other women in the field of sustainability. 


Women in Sustainability (WIS) is a network of professional women working to advance social and environmental sustainability while fostering collaboration and inclusivity in Wisconsin.


WIS Values:

  • Professional development

  • Mentorship

  • Networking

  • Fostering collaboration and partnerships

  • Inclusivity

  • Work-life balance/integration

  • Reflection and celebration

  • Wellness 

We accomplish this by sharing best practices, ideas, opportunities, successes, challenges, lessons learned, etc. through a Google listserve and events.  We are a volunteer-run organization and we host educational and networking events throughout the year on our own and in partnership with other like-minded organizations. Our events are inclusive and open to all.


We are always looking for volunteers to help plan and organize events. Please email if you are interested.


To join the conversation, become part of our google group:!forum/women-in-sustainability

Or follow our Facebook page 

Upcoming Events: 

Ongoing Events

  • Women in Sustainability Session at the Annual WSBC Conference - in November

  • WIS Circles run each Spring 

    • Learn more about WIS Circles HERE​

    • 2024 Circles applications are now Open. Apply HERE

      • Circle applications will close on March 30, 2024

  • International Women's Day -

    • ​​March 8, 2024 | 11 AM - 1 PM CST  |  VIRTUAL |  REGISTER HERE

Past Events

  • The Business Case for Renewable Energy

  • Annual International Women’s Day / WI Women in Green Event

  • Creating Messages with Impact, with Barbara Haig Communications Expert

  • Solstice Celebration - Networking Social 

  • Women in Sustainability: Water Series 

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals and how WI Businesses are adapting



Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller is the Senior Sustainability & Product Stewardship Specialist at Appvion Operations, Inc. Michelle is responsible for the overall development and implementation of company sustainability programs and objectives. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Management. Her experience in occupational health and safety, environmental compliance, product stewardship, and marketing and supply chain support, provides a diverse and well-rounded proficiency in sustainability impacts. She is dedicated to business and community engagement through her active membership of the North East Wisconsin Sustainability Leaders Group (NEWS LG), involvement in event planning for the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations (SIRT) at UW-Oshkosh, as well as being the chair of the Events Committee for the Appvion Young Professionals Network. 


Jessy Servi Ortiz

Jessy is the new Managing Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) since Tom Eggert retired. Jessy has been in working in sustainability since 2005., with a diverse background in design, planning, project management, permaculture, and sustainable agriculture, Jessy earned her MBA in 2013 with a focus on sustainable business management.


Set out to help businesses with sustainability, she started as Outpost Natural Food’s sustainability manager in 2012. Now, she gets to support businesses' evolution of sustainability as the key orchestrator of the WSBC’s annual conference and signature programs. Jessy has been the chair of (Wisconsin) Women in Sustainability since 2014 and feels it’s important to foster personal, professional and leadership development and believes WIS is a platform to support that growth. She’s passionate about working to advance social and environmental sustainability while fostering collaboration and inclusivity in WI state and beyond. 



Kayla Buszka

Kayla graduated with a BS in Conservation and Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015. She volunteers with Women in Sustainability, a part of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council in addition to her role on the Board of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) – Wisconsin Chapter and as the Co-Chair of the USGBC’s Emerging Professionals Committee. Kayla has given a Tedx talk at UW-Milwaukee about our universal responsibility to water and has spoken at international tradeshows on the topics of green infrastructure for stormwater management, development of women and young professionals in the workforce, and sustainability in action. 

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