A global platform for the promotion of women’s leadership on climate change

Through powerful personal narratives, Climate Wise Women gives a human face and voice to an issue that sits squarely at the nexus of the conversation on gender equality, environmental justice, food security, the eradication of extreme poverty, and public health.


Women who see high tides destroy their food supply and submerge their homes. Women who watch a merciless cycle of unprecedented floods followed by droughts drown their children, wash away their livelihood, and then suck their crops dry again. Women who pick up the pieces, improvise solutions and, facing their very survival, carve out unconventional paths to leadership.

Climate Wise Women is a global platform for the promotion of women’s leadership on climate change. Through powerful personal narratives, Climate Wise Women gives a human face and voice to an issue that sits squarely at the nexus of the conversation on gender equality, environmental justice, food security, the eradication of extreme poverty, and public health.

Climate Wise Women presents public ‘conversations’ between women community leaders from around the globe at colleges and universities, for community and business groups, and at major world events on climate, climate justice, and gender equality, that engage both panelists and audience members alike. The Climate Wise Women, a rotating group of distinguished international community activists, share their compelling stories with those of local women leaders in an interactive format that brings home the very real connections between the developed and developing worlds.

Our goal is to deploy the time-honored art of storytelling at its most powerful level and make a significant contribution towards a global movement for climate justice and sustainable community.

Source: Climate Wise Women is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Tracy Mann

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Please join our circle of Climate Wise Angels by making a donation to support the women who educate, empower and inspire both personal and political action where it is most needed. While our organizational administration, tour production and promotion are all provided on a pro bono basis, we need your help to pay for plane fares, accommodations, visa fees and honorariums for the women speakers.

The Climate Wise Women send our heartfelt thanks to you for supporting our work to make the global connections and friendships that will make it possible for our communities to survive and thrive.

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