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Who We Are
Who We Ae

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/trans/femm-identifying and nonbinary people 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.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower women/trans/femm-identifying and nonbinary individuals 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!

Support Us

You can help EcoWomen grow and support the development of chapters nationwide! The chapters are currently working to grow their communities, uplift women and gender expansive leaders in the environmental field, and host virtual and in-person events. EcoWomen as a whole is also increasing our diversity and retention across our Boards and learning how to best support those who identify as women, trans, femme, and non-binary in a meaningful way and putting that into practice.

About 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 over 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 with local chapters throughout the nation—spreading its branches to connect professional women/trans/femm-identifying and nonbinary people in every environment.

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