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Angie Ronayne ’21

Unity College Alum, Angie Ronayne, works as the Chief Sustainability Officer at Merjent.

“My Sustainability-focused MBA from Unity College gave me the foundation I needed to further my sustainability journey and my company’s sustainability journey. I wasn’t familiar with many of the concepts covered by the program, so I learned a lot. The discussions were extremely helpful in gaining additional perspective – they helped me think outside my box and apply what I was learning to unique situations.

I was also introduced to several helpful resources throughout the program. I recall first learning about Simon Sinek and the importance of starting with WHY. I still remind myself and others to start with why regularly. I also found value in considering the type of leader that I wanted to be and developing a leadership plan as part of the program.

Throughout this process, I was able to share what I was learning and help others in leadership roles at my company understand the business case for sustainability, the need for triple bottom line decision making, and the importance of supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Halfway through my program, I was appointed Merjent’s first Chief Sustainability Officer and I helped develop our first sustainability-focused strategic plan.”