Joy Jordan, GT ChE 1992, Sustainability Leader in Global Nonwovens Sector, Kimberly-Clark
"Sustainability and Innovation"
Sustainability is an important area in our society today. We see the implications everywhere whether in concerns on green house gas emissions and impact on our environment, plastic pollution, need for alternative energy sources, global clean water shortage, and many others. Innovation is key to solving these challenges. Joy Jordan, Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Leader in Global Nonwovens Sector, will share sustainability market and industry insights, corporate goals to make a change, and key Kimberly-Clark innovations that are driving change such as biodegradable technologies, unique recycle systems, and plant based alternative materials.
Joy Jordan is a high impact Innovation Leader with a career that spans over 29-years at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She is currently Sustainability Leader in Global Nonwovens sector, leading teams to create and launch new-to-the-world consumer products and sustainable solutions. She has held multiple leadership positions in Research & Engineering, Strategy, and Marketing & Sales. Her teams have commercialized innovation for megabrands such as Huggies®, Pull Ups®, Kotex®, Depends®, and Kleenguard®. She has also led the creation of a new business - Kimberly Clark BLOCK-IT* Building Products. In addition, Joy is an inventor on eleven US Patents.
Joy is a proud graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1992. She serves on multiple alumni Boards including Georgia Tech Board of Trustees, Georgia Tech Chemical Engineering Advisory Board, and President of Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization. She has served on multiple industry boards such as TAPPI NET and Association of Plastics Recycling Council. She has led recruiting and hiring of over 60 Georgia Tech engineering students into industry; and has mentored many. Joy is committed to growing the next generation of STEM and leaders.