Harriet Shugarman

New York City Metro

Harriet is the executive director of ClimateMama and a Mentor for the Climate Reality Project.

Speaker, writer, professor, climate leader and mom-activist, Harriet travels the country educating and informing audiences about the realities of climate change and how people can feel empowered to take individual and collective action – in their homes, businesses and communities. Harriet has worn many hats over the course of her life: ski instructor, orchard worker, one-time skydiver, and more recently Keystone XL Washington DC arrestee! She spent most of her professional life working as an economist and policy analyst, including 13 years as a representative for the International Monetary Fund at the United Nations. Harriet chairs numerous regional and local environmental committees and works regularly with national, state, and local organizations to lobby for legislative change on environmental issues.

Harriet is the mother of two teens who are her inspiration and motivation for everything that she does!