In 2006, something remarkable happened. It started with a few women, and then it grew. And it grew. And it grew. Today, WEA is a global alliance. We are advocates, entrepreneurs, cultural practitioners, trainers, technicians, artists, community organizers, who are banding together to ensure the long-term health of our planet.

Bondita Acharya

Project Lead: Together for H2OPE, India

Amira Diamond

Co-Founder, Co-Director

Farwiza Farhan

Head Facilitator + Mentor Coordinator: Indonesia Accelerator

WEA Advisory Board Member

Melinda Kramer

Founder, Co-Director

Arielle Moinester

Program Director

Olanike Olugboji

Project Lead: WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project, Nigeria

Kahea Pacheco

Associate Director

Sarita Pockell

Director of Alliance + Curriculum

Saniy Amalia Priscila

MEL Manager + Communications Coordinator: Indonesia

Leoni Rahmawati

Outreach Coordinator + Movement Strategist: Indonesia Accelerator

Beth Roach

Program Lead: U.S. Accelerator

Tarita Roy Choudhury

Program + Operations Coordinator

Irma Sitompul

Project Lead: Indonesia Accelerator

Pandora Thomas

Program Design and Facilitation Lead: U.S. Accelerator

Rose Wamalwa

Project Lead: Climate Resiliency in Kenya

Samantha Clevenger

Programs + Operations Intern

Kiya Leake

Programs + Operations Intern

Jade Miller

Programs + Operations Intern

Coco McCarthy

Programs + Operations Intern


We give thanks to the members of our team through the years– whose vision, tenacity, and brilliance are at the heart of WEA.

Maame Afon, Celia Alario, Nikila Badua, Stephanie Bernstein, Zach Behar, Ethan Boehme, Cath Brozena, Gemma Bulos, Heather Burbeau, Annie Burke, Jennifer Carter-Scott, Rucha Chitnis, Orli Cotel, Temra Costa, Angela Mooney D’Arcy, Nitin Das, Kath Delaney, Malia Everette, Sophie Fried, Stacey Frost, Maeanna Glenn, Nell Greenberg, Lisa Gurwitch, Eileen Harrington, Jan Hartsough, Paul Hawken, Sandra Hay, Nick Heldfond, Julia Butterfly Hill, Rachel Humphrey, Susan Kamprath, Arshinder Kaur, Rachael Sydney Knight, John Knox, Shannon Laliberte, Leah Lamb, Scott Leonard, Susan Ma, Angela Mason, Catriona MacGregor, Brittany McCormick, AJ Pell, Dave Phillips, Erica Priggen, Heidi Quante, Carole Roberts, Beth Robertson, Gaya Roshan, Ben Schick, Karly Sherwood, Caitlin Sislin, Reetu Sogani, Pandora Thomas, Joshua Vogelstein, Janet Wallace, Karri Winn, Earth Island Institute, WEA’s founding mothers, and all our devoted fellows, global peers, exchange participants, interns, and volunteers: WEA was built in your loving hands.