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2023 Board of Directors Letter

Dear EcoWomen Community,

As we wrap up Women’s History Month, EcoWomen is thrilled to share updates from this past year and things we’re looking forward to as 2024 progresses!


Although EcoWomen is not (yet!) global, the events that took place around the world in 2023 shook us. While we focus on events transpiring in the U.S., EcoWomen acknowledges that we are interconnected around the world and that all peoples are deserving of their human rights and freedoms. 


In 2023, EcoWomen focused on supporting the local chapters as they worked to grow and sustain their communities; uplift women and gender expansive leaders in the environmental field; and host virtual and in-person events. The Colorado, New York City, and Washington, D.C. chapters are always looking for new Board Members and chapter members, so contact them directly if you’re interested in joining.


In addition, EcoWomen is eager to create new chapters in locations that could benefit from the support and community of women, non-binary, femme-identifying, and trans folks in any branch of the environmental space. Contact if you’re thinking about starting our own chapter!


So far in 2024…


Our former Co-President, Ellen Wang, rotated off the Board and while she will be greatly missed, EcoWomen is very excited about the new Board Members who have joined and the changes afoot! This year, Jenn Weinstein is serving as President, Tara Brown-Selders as Vice President, Noelle Paige as Treasurer, and Ericka Robinson as Secretary. The newest members (in alphabetical order) are: Donna Cable, Einat Ifrah, Hema Gupta, Jessica Lassetter, Ericka Robinson, and Victoria Xiong-Gnandt! You can learn more about our Board Members on our website, as well as through spotlights we’ll be doing throughout the year.


A few of EcoWomen’s goals this year include: 

  • Increasing diversity and retention across our Boards

  • Learning how to best support those who identify as women, trans, femme, and non-binary in a meaningful way and putting that into practice

  • Amplifying the voices of women, gender expansive, and BIPOC environmental leaders

  • Supporting younger generations of environmental leaders as they find their footing


EcoWomen is also looking to increase our collaboration with inclusive environmental organizations. This includes anything from co-hosting events to sharing resources to building community and more. Contact us at if that sounds like you! 


Lastly, EcoWomen has a new online store - check out the new merch! As always, we are immensely grateful for financial support, in addition to all of the other support we receive. You can donate here, either to the National Board or to a specific chapter.

Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Threads to learn about upcoming events and leaders in the environmental movement!


The EcoWomen National Board of Directors

Jenn Weinstein, President

Tara Brown-Selders, Vice President

Noelle Paige, Treasurer

Ericka Robinson, Secretary

Rebecca Justus

Donna Cable

Einat Ifrah

Hema Gupta

Jessica Lassetter

Victoria Xiong-Gnandt

P.S. Did you know that every EcoWomen leader is available to you as a resource? Check out the Board of Directors’ bios to learn more about their expertise.

EcoWomen is committed to creating a just and equal world by empowering women/trans/femme-identifying and nonbinary individuals 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.

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