Weekend MBA

Kady McFadden

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Kady McFadden



Washington University in
St. Louis; BA Environmental Studies and Political Science


Sierra Club Illinois


Deputy Director

Career Aspirations

Fighting climate change and environmental destruction is my life’s work but working on issues as daunting as climate change can sometimes feel like mission impossible. That has led me to seek positions through which I can make the biggest contribution to the environmental movement, based on my unique skills and strengths. For me, this has been leading teams of people by building relationships, pushing for smart policies that work, and communicating bold visions of hope.

Why Booth?

The foundational business knowledge, leadership development, and problem-solving training from Booth is a crucial step toward advancing my ability to continue this path of leadership and contribute to a movement for a healthy planet that we can be proud to pass down to our children. Much of my experience has been qualitative in nature, where I have been leading people and developing strategy. Accordingly, Booth’s program will round out my background.