EcoWomen helps you lead your best life and be part of a community that cares about the environment. We help you learn and grow professionally and personally while giving you the skills, resources, and connections to advance your career and help you make a difference.
We are committed to creating a just and equal world by empowering women to be leaders in their professions and stewards of the environment. We value meaningful connections within a diverse and inclusive community to cultivate a more respectful and nurturing society. We believe in exhibiting excellence in all that we do.
You can help EcoWomen grow and support the development of chapters nationwide. We support and help women become leaders across environmental careers.
To inspire and empower women to become leaders for the environmental community through educational and professional development opportunities.
We are seeking candidates to join our National Board. EcoWomen is entirely volunteer-run, and we need your passion and skills to help us continue moving forward. Join us.
Each spring, we welcome applications for our Founder’s Scholarship for women in undergraduate and post-graduate environmental programs. Learn about past awardees.
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.