EcoWomen is a nonprofit organization that empowers women to be leaders in their professions and stewards of the environment.
Who We Are
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.
To inspire and empower women to become leaders for the environmental community through educational and professional development opportunities.
Lead With Us
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.
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 EcoWomen—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 an 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.