Building Resilience with Grassroots Women this

International Women's Day

Monday, March 8, 2021




Celebrating grassroots women leaders building climate and community resilience.

Planting Trees for Women, Climate and Communities


As families around the world grapple with the compounding impacts of climate change and COVID-19, grassroots women leaders are energizing a thriving CARE economy with the support of an age-old ally: trees. Not only do trees draw down carbon from the atmosphere (scientists believe that nature-based solutions like healthy forests could reduce one-third of all emissions required by 2030 to meet Paris Agreement targets), tree planting and nurseries are also playing an important role in food security, job creation and income generation in the wake of COVID-19.


During this workshop we’ll take you through a fun, hands-on tree-planting demonstration. This event will be hosted by WEA Co-Director Kahea Pacheco and you’ll also get to hear from Rose Wamalwa and Stella Wanjala, Co-Founders of WWANC—WEA’s COVID + Climate Resilience Program partner in Kenya. We’ll discuss the actions women leaders are taking to build community and climate resilience, the impact of tree planting and other climate mitigation measures, and how you can help disrupt the climate crisis.



WATCH The Recording Below.


Event Speakers

Julia Jackson

Founder, Grounded

Co-Director, WEA

Co-Founder, WWANC

Stella Wanjala 1-min

Stella Wanjala

Co-Founder, WWANC

More WEA Events This #IWD2021

yesand panel

Join eco-fashion brand YES AND and WEA for a discussion on women's empowerment in the global sustainability narrative. Each attendee will receive a digital gift bag full of goodies from women-owned businesses.

More Ways To Support WEA This #IWD2021

In honor of International Women's Day (IWD), WEA is partnering with Pela Case! Pela's Womxn of the World Collection was created with artwork by illustrators @PerlyBlooms and @LaurenRustArt. These bold and beautiful designs on their signature compostable cases are a reminder to recognize the womxn in our lives and honor all that they do to protect our communities and the earth.

Every Womxn of the World Pela Case purchased until IWD (Monday, March 8th), will help WEA ensure safe water access for 8 women—improving health and freeing time women and girls typically spend collecting water to instead attend school and pursue income opportunities.


Consciously-created footwear brand KEEN is celebrating IWD and those who challenge the status quo, with a giveaway benefiting WEA! Prizes include KEEN footwear and accessories, Lush and Pendleton swag, and more (like having a STAR named after a woman who inspires you!).

For every giveaway entree, KEEN will donate $5 to WEA's work. Find all entree guidelines over on Instagram, and good luck!


In honor of International Women's Day, sustainable fashion brand YES AND, founded by entrepreneur/our friend Marci Zaroff, will be launching a capsule collection in support of WEA. This collaboration is a limited edition tie-dye sweatshirt and tee, and 22% of net sales directly support our work with grassroots women leaders.