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2022 Board of Directors Letter

We're happy to share how EcoWomen has grown and will continue to grow in this Board of Directors Letter. EcoWomen is 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.   

Dear EcoWomen community,

We responded to the ongoing challenges of 2022 by looking inward, identifying opportunities to better uplift our community, and planting (metaphorical) seeds. 

To better align our organizational strategy with current global realities, the National Board refocused on the fundamentals of running EcoWomen. We’ve tackled a few much-needed internal projects to better support our members and help the organization run more smoothly. 

We made major improvements to our technology platforms, and we’re proud of our new website, which was redesigned to better highlight our people, work, and perspectives. We’ve continued spotlighting former board members on our blog, including Susan Mazur-Stommen, Jessica Lubetsky, Sarah Gibson and Anne Richardson

Meanwhile, our chapters continued to support members in the following regions:

  • Colorado – In 2022, Colorado EcoWomen hosted hikes, a clothing swap, a virtual book club, a legislative overview at the Colorado state capitol, and a virtual end-of-year celebration, in addition to participating in Earth Day and other community events hosted by partners. The chapter continued to expand its membership and recruited several new board members.

  • New York City – secured new Board leadership, and with member feedback, relaunched in early 2022. Chapter events included speakers and a nature walk around Inwood Park

  • Seattle – after consulting with the last remaining member(s) of the Chapter, we’ve decided to wind down Seattle for now. Much effort was placed on recruitment but with the prominence of remote work and the former members relocating, the Seattle Chapter is officially offline as of 2023. 

  • Washington, DC – continued hosting virtual monthly EcoHours and held several virtual events (online workshops, yoga, and game nights!). Towards the end of the year, they held their first in-person events since the beginning of the pandemic.

 

As the year transitioned, so did our national leadership. Co-presidents, Alexis Peterson KC Brown, wrapped up their tenure at EcoWomen and we now have two new Co-Presidents: Jenn Weinstein and Ellen Wang. We have also grown and added some new members to our national board – check them out on our leadership page!

EcoWomen is completely volunteer-run, and we are always on the lookout for smart, driven women to get engaged at the national or chapter level. Check out our chapters in Colorado, New York City, and Washington, DC, for more ways to get involved. If you want to lend your expertise (or gain new skills) on a national board of directors, you can do it even if you're based somewhere else (even abroad)! We have an abundance of opportunities available, including in communications, fundraising, and administration. Our team aspires to create a thoughtful, inclusive, and supportive environment, so please check out our website or contact us at info@ecowomen.org to learn more. And of course, you can pick up some EcoWomen swag or make a donation to support our work!

We’re excited to watch our seeds take root, helping us better inspire and connect diverse leaders in the environmental community!

Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,

The EcoWomen National Board of Directors

Jenn Weinstein, Co-President

Ellen Wang, Co-President

Beth Stolarick, Treasurer

Noelle Paige, Secretary

Amanda Hoffman

Rebecca Justus

Yvette LeFebvre

Angel (LaBell) Johnson

Tara Brown-Selders

Arlinda Bajrami

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 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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