Women you should know.
Last week, history was made as a record number of women (and women of color) were elected to office during the U.S. midterm elections. 256 women, to be exact, were candidates for the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate in the general election, and as of this past Monday, 114 have won — including the first Native American and Muslim women elected to Congress.
There’s clearly no shortage of inspiring, powerful women to celebrate, whether we’re looking at American politics or WEA’s work supporting women leaders around the world. From fierce eco-warriors to life-giving seed savers, clean energy entrepreneurs to forest-home gardeners, these leaders are making their mark on history, on our countries, and on the Earth.
In recognition of this promising moment, here are a few courageous women we think you oughta know.
In WEA’s latest WEAvings Newsletter, you’ll find more on:
- Environmental leaders from India begin their journey with WEA and URI’s Ripple Academy.
- Environmentalist Emmanuela Shinta on palm oil production in Indonesia
- Olanike Olugboji – WEA partner and founder of Nigerian NGO WISE, was recognized for her efforts
- The Run4Salmon
- And more!
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