Chicago -- Universal Fibers recently announced that Ranae Anderson, global sustainability leader, has received the Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Award. Anderson is one of 11 women globally to be recognized for this prestigious honor.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges including Chris Howe and Laura Heidenreich of gb&d, Rochelle Routman of Halstead International and Metroflor, and Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of International Living Future Institute. The 11 winners were celebrated at gb&d's annual award gala during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago.

"The ultimate goal of the award is to create a global central hub that identifies and advances top-level female sustainability leaders who can then, in turn, support younger women with dreams of reaching such levels of success," said Chris Howe, publisher and CEO of gb&d.

Laura Heidenreich, the magazine's president and associate publisher, added, "We hope this can be a platform for women who are creating lasting change to act as role models for those who might just be starting their career.”

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