EHS&S Leaders Solve Complex Challenges While Making a Difference

NAEM Staff
May 23, 2019
Janet Evans - 2018 NexGen Leaders Award winner
Janet Evans, Manager of Process Safety at CF Industries and 2018 NAEM Excellence Award winner, reflects on what it means to be a leader and what it means to be recognized as one. To learn more about how NAEM champions women's leadership, check out our upcoming Women's Leadership Roundtable (June 25-27 in Savannah, Georgia) at

"I think it's important to remember that companies are made of individuals, and if you're trying to move an organization or a company in one direction, you want to make sure each person that you're trying to work with is aligned with that. That's really helped me, especially with some of the initiatives that I've been trying to work on and accomplish to progress the organization and move forward."

What drew you to a career in EHS&S management?

"It really was all about solving complex challenges while making a difference."

What does it mean to be recognized as a NexGen Leader?

"It means that I am actually making an impact. When individuals — whether your mentors or your leadership — are recognizing you for what we've accomplished, it means they're noticing, and we are doing what we set out to do."

About the Author

NAEM Staff
The National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces and promote global sustainability. As the leading business community for EHS&S decision-makers, we provide engaging forums, a curated network, peer benchmarking, research insights and tools for solving today’s corporate EHS&S management challenges. Visit us online at

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