My Interview with Sonita Lontoh: A Visionary Woman in Science Who Pursues Green Technology in United States
Today, green business is an extremely profitable branch of the business world, and it hosts a range of companies, from prestigious multinational companies to small, locally based companies.
However, there is no standard definition and perhaps the best approach for each business to define for itself what it means to be a green business. In order to be considered a green business, a company must use practices which are viewed as sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Armed with a natural propensity towards sustainability, women also have a potentially huge contribution to make as business leaders in the new green economy. To mark the World Environment Day, I was very excited to present an inspiring woman, Sonita Lontoh, who has pursued her international career focusing on green business in United States for more than a decade.
She left Jakarta to continue her study in United States in early 90’s. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her Master of Engineering from MIT, where she was also cross-registered at the Harvard Business School. Sonita also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley.
She is currently the head of corporate marketing at Trilliant, a venture-backed smart grid company in Silicon Valley. Wikipedia listed her as one of the clean technology expert. She is a is a frequent speaker and contributor on energy, clean tech, and women leadership topics for publications such as FORBES, FORTUNE, CNN, MIT Review, etc.
Sonita is truly amazing and I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I have.