Women in Technology Hall of Fame

Lisa P. Jackson

Lisa P. Jackson

Vice President of Environment, Policy, & Social Initiatives, Apple

Inducted in 2021

Lisa P. Jackson is Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At Apple, Ms. Jackson leads the company's environmental initiatives, global community education programs, product accessibility efforts, corporate giving, and worldwide government affairs. She also heads Apple's newly announced Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Since Ms. Jackson's arrival at Apple in 2013, the company has transformed its environmental footprint, reaching the goal of powering its operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy. Ms. Jackson also spearheads Apple's circular economy programs, grounded in the company's ambition to one day make its products using only recycled or renewable materials.

President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Jackson as EPA Administrator in 2009 - the first African-American to hold the position. There she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and achieving environmental justice by expanding environmental outreach to underserved communities and communities of color. Ms. Jackson has been recognized as a leader in business and sustainability in a number of leading publications, including Fortune's Most Powerful Women and TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Corporate EcoForum's C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership and The Captain Planet Foundation's Protector of the Earth Award; and serves on several boards, including The American Film Institute, Conservation International, and EMILY's List.