Event Promises to Be Largest Gathering of Women in Conservation to Date
RESTON, Va. — More than 550 women will gather at the 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit. The event takes place March 16-19, on ancestral Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Shoshone and Ute Tribal Nation lands at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event is an important part of the National Wildlife Federation’s vision to develop, empower and champion women leaders within the environmental community.
“The 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit is officially sold out, and it is our pleasure to see women from all around the country responding in such an enthusiastic and positive way,” said Whitney Tome, who serves as the co-chair for the Women in Conservation Leadership advisory council. “We welcome and applaud this rapid growth in our network of women, who join every summit with the determination to step into their power and learn how to better lead and serve the conservation movement of today and tomorrow.”
“It is delightful to witness how, summit after summit, our vibrant, intergenerational and multiracial community of women in conservation keeps on growing and evolving,” said Allison Chin, member of the Women in Conservation Leadership advisory council. “The 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit promises to be our largest gathering yet, and I cannot wait to join all these inspiring women and nurture each other’s empowerment.”
Women from diverse ethnicities, races, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds will unite around a comprehensive and thought-provoking agenda centered on the theme “Weaving Change: Connecting Women for Action.” The event will include addresses by speakers of international reputation, including Debbie Remengesau, First Lady of Palau, and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, large carnivore ecologist.
Women in Conservation Leadership was launched four years ago by a group of dedicated individuals, and has grown to be a dynamic network and community of diverse women committed to leading change in conservation. Learn more at wcl.nwf.org.
In this space, the term “women” stands for women, femme/feminine-identifying, genderqueer and non-binary individuals who have historically been excluded from the environmental space.
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