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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 Meg Beckel, CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature and Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development who shared their expertise around Leading with Confidence.

Please feel free to listen in on the discussion, co-moderated by Janet Bax, Co-Chair of Women for Nature and Christy Pettit, CEo of Pollinate Networks and Women for Nature member.

Our second webinar featured Beth MacNeil. ADM Canadian Forest Service, Eleanor Fast, ED of Equal Voice and Elizabeth Kilvert, Owner, UnRefined Olive who shared tips and reflections on Networking for Success in the nature conservation community.

 In our third webinar, mentees from our community reflect on lessons from mentoring and tip and advice from their experiences working on community- and nature- based conservation projects and initiatives. Our mentees, Richelle, Kelsey and Olivia volunteer their observations and provide information to the group about what it’s like to work on environmental projects and how to engage more youth and particularly, young women into the conservation sector.

Special thanks to Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Forest Service, The Chawkers Foundation 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 co-chair and mentorships project leader.

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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.