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Who We Are
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.
Our mission is 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!
Help Support Us
You can help EcoWomen grow and support the development of chapters nationwide. We support and help women become leaders across environmental careers.
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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 in every environment.