Since 2003, DC EcoWomen has provided hundreds of free and low cost events to women throughout the D.C. metro area to carry out our mission to inspire and empower women to be leaders for the environment by cultivating an inclusive community that fosters personal and professional development. This year, we're asking for your support to help us continue this important programming.
Since the beginning, all of DC EcoWomen and our programming has been organized by volunteers - the mission is that important to us! We have worked to create a supportive and welcoming community for women in the environmental field by providing opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. No matter their rank or position, women who work on environmental issues benefit from greater opportunities to network. In order to maintain these programs at low and no-cost we need your help.We are grateful for all of the women that have been, and continue to be, part of our network! Please show your support with a donation today.
In 2003, a group of women recognized a need in their Washington, D.C. metro community: a space to build relationships among professional women in environmental fields. In response they convened a speaker event (the very first of our now EcoHour series) that drew a surprisingly large crowd of energetic women and planted the seeds for an environmental volunteer group called EcoWomen. The initial group of volunteers continued to grow as the emerging organization began convening monthly speaker events, skills-building workshops, special-interest clubs and outdoor adventures.
Since the very first EcoHour event nearly 15 years ago, EcoWomen has hosted more than 150 EcoHours and the monthly speaker series has become our signature event. We have brought in countless respected environmental professionals for our members and supporters to learn from, including a former administrator of the EPA, dozens of founders and executive directors of environmental organizations and companies, as well as top environmental reporters, scientists, and environmental justice advocates.