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Women In Leadership

Our innovative and exciting Women for Nature initiative harnesses the power, creativity and resourcefulness of professional women across Canada who care about the natural world.

Women for Nature aim to engage, empower and develop young women leaders with a passion for nature. Click here to learn about these Young Women for Nature Leaders!

Recently, our Women for Nature mentorship program expanded efforts to host leadership capacity-building webinars for young women leaders working in the conservation community.

Our first webinar featured Meredith Brown, founding executive director for the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Caroline Schultz, executive director of Ontario Nature, and Renata Woodward, CEO of Nature Trust New Brunswick. Our three panellists joined us in discussing what it takes to be a woman leader in the conversation sector. 

Please feel free to listen in on the discussion, co-moderated by Women for Nature members Nora Livingstone and Janet Bax. 

Our second webinar featured Dr. Aerin Jacob, Conservation Scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Kelsey Scarfone, Policy and Campaign Manager at Nature Canada and Lindsay Telfer, Manager at Federation of Canadian Municipalities who shared tips and reflections on managing collaborations and partnerships. 

In our final webinar, Mary Granskou, a leader and mentor in the environmental sector for over 30 years, and Tara Topping, an educator and former education manager at Project Learning Tree, shared their invaluable insights on career development and planning. 

Special thanks to The Chawkers Foundation, the Government of Canada, RW&CO., Women for Nature donors, and Pollinate Networks for their kind support of this initiative.

“It seems fitting that Women for Nature want to nurture and empower young women to become leaders for nature too, as we connect with others to find ways to preserve our natural heritage,” said Janet Bax, Women for Nature Mentorship Project Co-advisor. 

Check out our previous Women for Nature leadership webinars here: 

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