When women thrive, the Earth thrives.
Women's Earth Alliance (WEA) is a 15-year global initiative that trains, resources and catalyzes grassroots women-led efforts to protect our environment and build healthy, safe, and just communities now and into the future
WEA’s signature Accelerator model provides leadership, strategy, and technical training for women leaders to scale their climate and environmental initiatives while connecting them to a global alliance of peers, mentors, and funders.
In these environmentally fragile times, WEA Leaders are saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, banning harmful toxins in their communities, saving endangered forests, launching regenerative farms, providing safe water, protecting land rights, and more.
EACH ALLIANCE LEADER SCALES THEIR IMPACT
19 million lbs of carbon sequestered annually through tree planting in Kenya
10k acres of forest and the lifeways of 250k forest-dwelling indigenous people legally protected in Indonesia
20k people replaced industrial seed with native seeds, growing biodiversity and climate resilience in India
Fracking impact on indigenous women’s health and safety exposed in North America
Plastic waste diverted from the ocean and wastestream in community of 500k people through recycling in Sumatra
70 BIPOC activists trained to take on leadership positions in the U.S. climate movement
WOMEN ARE HIT HARDEST BY ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE DESTRUCTION
Women and girls...
face widespread sexual violence in Native communities near extractive industry
produce most of the world’s food yet own only a small percent of the world’s titled land
make up 80% of the world’s climate refugees
are more likely to permanently lose work and school opportunities when climate disasters hits
store pollutants in body fat and pass this toxicity on to children in the womb
are 14 times more likely to die in climate related disasters than men
are 35 times more likely to be assaulted than men
spend 200 million hours (equivalent to 22,800 years) every day collecting water
THIS IS THE WEA MODEL
with grassroots women leaders with critical environmental and climate solutions.
We Build Alliances...
to energize a global movement of women’s environmental & climate leadership.
We Equip Leaders...
with skills, tools, & resources to strengthen and scale their environmental & climate initiatives.
WOMEN ARE BEST POSITIONED TO IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONs
Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by 193 countries. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we achieve justice and inclusion, economies that work for all, and a planet that thrives and supports life now and for future generations.
From these frontlines, women create solutions that protect our bodies, children, and future generations. Solutions that work for everyone. Solutions that last.
Women’s education & leadership could equal 85 gigatons of CO2 reduction
If women had equal access to farming resources as men, global hunger could decrease by 12-17%
Countries with more women in government protect land and ratify international environmental treaties at higher rates
Yet women who step forward to protect our communities from environmental destruction face an uphill battle. Women are systematically unseen, under-resourced, and under-represented in decision-making. WEA bridges this harmful gap.
IN THE FACE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CRISES, THE DIVERSE SOLUTIONS THAT WEA LEADERS DELIVER ARE CRITICAL TO OUR SURVIVAL
Prawita Tasya Karissa
Using community-based and blue economy approaches with cutting edge Biorock technology to restore 50 square km of coral reefs, protect 20 km of shoreline, and build livelihoods among 40,000 people in local communities.
Rebuilding food security and culture for native peoples by preserving and proliferating native seed systems throughout Virginia through her organization Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, of which she is the Co-Founder.
Protecting and restoring her city's water sources, which provides groundwater for a population of 7 million people.
WEA works in Partnership
WEA and our partners identify grassroots women leaders with solutions to the most pressing environmental issues in some of the most threatened regions on Earth. Through participation in our year-long Accelerators, these leaders access training, seed funding, mentorship, and our global alliance to strengthen and scale their critical solutions.
Philanthropic Impact Program
WEA partners with like-minded businesses to optimize philanthropic investments through matching programs, fundraising campaigns, special events, supply chain impact projects, and more. We are inspired by the many mission-driven businesses who recognize the importance of collaborations that benefit people and the planet.
World WEAvers Program
We bring people together across regions and sectors through facilitated experiences, conversations, and trainings that support women’s environmental and climate solution-building. We produce and curate events, travel, workshops, retreats, and a global online forum to keep our community connected, active, and engaged.
"Every day, Women’s Earth Alliance leaders model this most basic truth: when women are equipped with resources, agency, and support, they not only profoundly impact their local environment, but they create a ripple effect that lifts up entire countries. That’s why I’ve been a champion and Advisory Board Member of WEA since its launch over a decade ago."
- Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown and WEA Leadership Board member