Rosemary Enie, Founder/CEO/President, Society for Women Empowerment Education and Training (SWEET) Africa Foundation
Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie is a Cameroonian Geologist and Gender Ambassador with the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) of the Netherlands. She is the Founder/CEO and President of the Society for Women Empowerment Education and Training (SWEET) Africa Foundation and the Executive Director of Cameroon Vision Trust, a Cameroon based NGO. For over 19 years she has been actively working in the field of sustainable development and environmental management at grassroots levels in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Liberia and beyond.
Stacey Frost, Founder, Urban Re:Vision
Stacey is the Founder of Urban Re:Vision, Re:Vision TV, and author of The Urban Re:Vision Framework™. An activist through design, Stacey believes in the power of design to repair the urban fabric and to create the foundation for health and well-being for all. Urban Re:Vision is all about Re-Visioning sustainable and revitalized urban spaces, seeing city blocks as biomimetic systems which support the relationships and potential of the people who live there throughout their life cycle.
Claire Greensfelder, Coordinator, Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change / Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy, Women in Europe for a Common Future
Claire Greensfelder is a lifelong environmental, peace and safe energy activist, educator, political campaigner, and journalist, presently consulting as a Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy for the Munich, Germany office of Women in Europe for a Common Future and as Project Coordinator for the major multi-media exhibit - Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change (CWE). Claire has in her long, distinguished career worked in leadership roles with over four dozen NGOs, electoral campaigns, media outlets and youth organizations, including the International Forum on Globalization, Greenpeace, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center, the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), INOCHI/Plutonium Free Future, Friends of the Earth, Jane Addams Center of Hull House, the Sierra Club, the American Friends Service Committee and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.
Paul Hawken, Author, Founder of Natural Capital Institute
Paul Hawken is an
environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. Starting at age 20,
he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship
between business and the environment. His practice has included
starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching
about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting
with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial
ecology, and environmental policy.
Wahleah Johns, Executive Director, Black Mesa Water Coalition
Wahleah Johns is a Dine-Navajo living on the Navajo
Reservation in Forest
Lake, Arizona. Co-founder of Black Mesa Water Coalition,
to protect the local groundwater supply, the sole source
of the area’s
drinking water, which is currently being depleted for mining
purposes. Along with other young students, Wahleah is educating
community and lobbying at the federal, state and tribal
levels on behalf of maintaining balance with nature and building
Catriona Macgregor, Founder, Awen Grove
Catriona MacGregor is the founder of Awen Grove, an international non-profit dedicated to bringing the inspiration and wisdom of nature to benefit people’s lives and the Earth. Catriona has assisted over eighty organizations in the United States and internationally in strategic planning, leadership development; building teams, program development, “valuation” and capacity development. As the founder and senior consultant/coach of Pathfinder International: Guidance for Global Leaders, Catriona provided consulting advice to national and international companies, Foundations, NGOs, & Government Agencies and provided transformative coaching for individuals and families.
Joanna Macy, Eco-Philosopher, Author
Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a Buddhist scholar and teacher, active
world-wide in movements for peace, justice, and ecological sanity.
Thousands of people around the world have participated in her workshops
and trainings, while her methods have been adopted widely in
classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people
transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and
ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. Joanna’s
books include Mutual Causality in Buddhist Teachings and General Systems Theory; World as Lover, World as Self; and her memoir, Widening Circles.
Kavita N. Ramdas, Former CEO of Global Fund for Women
Ramdas is an inspirational and mindful leader and an advocate and
commentator on issues of women's leadership, development and and
philanthropy. From 1996 to 2010, Kavita served as President and CEO of
the Global Fund for Women (GFW), which grew under her leadership to
become the world’s largest public foundation for women’s rights,
partnering with women's organizations from over 170 countries to fuel
innovation and change. Outstanding among these were the Africa Outreach
Initiative that channeled over $30 million in grants to women’s rights
activists in Sub Saharan Africa, and the ground-breaking 'Now or Never
Fund' which infused $10 million over 5 years to groups working to
preserve women’s reproductive health and rights, combat religious
extremism, and sustain communities in the midst of war and conflict.
Kavita’s extensive experience has led to her service as an Advisor and
Board Member for a wide range of organizations; the Alan Guttmacher
Institute, the Women’s Funding Network, the Advisory Council of the
University of Chicago’s Global Health Initiative, and the Global
Development Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She
currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Asian University for
Women, the Global Health Initiative of the University of Chicago, PAX
World Management, and the Council of Advisors on Gender Equity of the
Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. Kavita is currently a
Visiting Scholar and Fellow at Stanford University and is a Senior
Advisor to the Global Fund for Women.
Vandana Shiva, Author, Director of Research Foundation of Science, Technology, and Natural Resources
Vandana Shiva, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and
science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science,
Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She serves as an ecology advisor to
several organizations including the Third World Network and the Asia Pacific
People's Environment Network.
"With the state of the world such as it is, the work of the Women's Earth Alliance is crucial. It connects us back to our roots... back to the basic, foundational principles of sustainability, respect for the individual, the community, and the Earth. I am honored to be a part of WEA, and I am inspired by the deeply nurturing and transformative work of this organization."
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