As part of the International Women's Day 2016 a call for nominations for Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment was launched in February 2016. A total of 160 submissions were received, including women working for inter-governmental, non-governmental, governmental and business organizations, academic institutions and civil society. A committee selected 20 of these inspirational women to be part of an exhibition celebrating their achievements, launched on 8 March 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Sarah PRICE was among the 20 women selected.
Sarah is passionate about people and trees and the potential to utilize forests to solve our global challenges. She is currently the Head of Projects & Development at PEFC International in Geneva where she leads an ambitious program to expand forest certification and sustainable forest management into more areas of the world. Working in the forest sector for nearly 20 years, Sarah’s experience spans the full spectrum: from operational forestry to international forest policy. She has held positions with The Forest Trust and The Forests Dialogue, in addition to spending many years living and working in the forests of North America, South America and Southeast Asia. Sarah possesses a Masters of Forest Science from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia. When she’s not at work she can be found at the park with her two small kids, Olive & Téo.