Lisa Whited Receives IFMA’s Distinguished Author Award

Lisa Whited smiling

Lisa Whited ’02 (New England, MS) published her first book, Work Better. Save The Planet: The Earth-First Workplace Is Good For People, Great For Business in March 2022. In the fall of 2023 Lisa received IFMA’s Distinguished Author Award for her book.

“The Distinguished Author Award was a highlight of my professional career,” says Whited. “I am glad that the impact of how we work and where we work is being challenged to make a positive difference for people and the planet.”

Whited also achieved the credential of Circular Economy Specialist in 2022, and she continues to consult with business leaders to help them successfully embrace liberated work. Liberated work gives employees flexibility and choice regarding how they get their work done – focusing on work outcomes instead of physical presence. This liberated approach to working increases employment for disabled people and minorities, ultimately positively impacting productivity and profitability.

Founded in 1980, the IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized association for facility management professionals, supporting over 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Whited is currently pursuing her PhD in Organizational Development and Change at Fielding Graduate University in their School of Leadership Studies. She earned her MS in Organizational Development + Management at Antioch’s New England campus. For more about Whited, visit her website.

Lisa Whited receiving her Distinguished Author Award for her book on stage