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Why EcoWomen?

In 2003, a group of women in Washington, D.C., recognized a need in their community: for a space to build relationships among professional women in environmental fields.

In April 2004, these women held the very first EcoHour—which, to their surprise, drew a huge crowd of energetic women. That first gathering planted the seeds for a volunteer group called EcWomen—who began organizing monthly speaker events, skill-building workshops, special-interest clubs and outdoor adventures.

Since that very first event, EcoWomen has hosted nearly 100 EcoHours, bringing in respected environmental professionals, including an EPA director, an NPR reporter, a Smithsonian scientist and a internationally-known water rights activist.

Today, EcoWomen is an incorporated non-profit poised to start local chapters throughout the nation—spreading its branches to connect professional women in every environment.