Dianne Dillon-Ridgley is Executive Director at the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, a sustainability organization for women in business. She has been active in issues of human rights, gender, environment and corporate sustainability for more than 30 years. She has represented the White House in global negotiations on the environment, participating in the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, the 1997 UN General Assembly five-year assessment of Rio, and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa. She was the first American elected to the Global Water Partnership in Sweden (1998) and chaired the board of trustees at the Center for International Environmental Law, Washington DC and Geneva. She has served 18 years on the board of Interface, manufacturer of commercial carpet tiles and global leader in sustainable design; and six years on the board of Green Mountain Energy, US.