Following 12 months of work and consultation on a comprehensive proposal to significantly expand the work of WELA, we’re pleased to formally welcome Victoria McKenzie-McHarg into the position of WELA Strategic Director.
Victoria is an experienced leader, campaigner and network builder, having spent the last 15 years in a variety of climate campaign leadership positions at the Australian Conservation Foundation, Environment Victoria, Bank Australia and as the current Chair of the Climate Action Network of Australia (CANA).
Victoria is also an alumni of the WELA leadership development program, having participated in our inaugural program in 2016.
“In these disrupted and uncertain times, the need for women to play a key role in leading and shaping a future in which people and the planet can thrive has never been more urgent.” Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
This new position is a sign of the ambition we have for how WELA can empower, support and fund women’s leadership for our environment and climate action, and transform Australia’s response to these crises.
We’re incredibly grateful for the support and ambition shared by our funders and advisors, who’ve made this leap possible. We look forward to working with you all as we embark on our new plans, and warmly welcome your feedback, ideas, input and support.
We’re particularly excited about the opportunity to work with women across different sectors and communities, building diversity of leadership and collaborative opportunities with indigenous women and women of colour, women from regional and rural communities, women from working class backgrounds, and women working across business, government and civil society.
If you would like to discuss how WELA can work with your organisation or networks to support women’s leadership for our environment, we’d love to hear from you.