Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia

WELA 2019 National Gathering

WELA 2020 Program

Are you a woman and an active environmentalist volunteering or working in Australia? Are you looking to take your next steps in leadership? WELA 2020 is for you! 

We aim to bring together20 women from diverse backgrounds and ages who are working on a variety of environmental issues and campaigns around the country. Some will be employed in the movement; others working as volunteers or as individuals. 

WELA aims to address the ways in which women’s crucial leadership can transform our response to the environmental and climate crises we face. We seek to empower women to identify their own approach to leadership, and to recognise and step into their power to influence. We’ll also work with you to challenge the ways in which women’s leadership in the environment movement is undervalued and often not reflected in formal leadership positions. We recognise that this dynamic is not limited to gender and we encourage women from other marginalised constituencies (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women of colour, gender diverse, culturally and linguistically diverse women, working class and regional women) to apply. 

Find more information on our WELA Program page