PUTTING WOMEN AT THE HEART OF TRANSFORMING AFRICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT.
African Environmentalism and conservation is suffering from a profound imbalance in leadership. While we strive to protect the diversity of our environment, we have overlooked the importance of diversity in our teams. Diverse teams are more productive, collaborative, resilient and innovative, yet women are routinely underrepresented in decision-making roles. With the joint crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, we are at a moment when courageous, authentic leadership is needed more than ever.
WE Africa was created to remedy this imbalance by empowering women leaders in African conservation to transform their own and others’ leadership, creating strong mixed gender teams that will achieve greater environmental outcomes.
Our vision is that WE Africa sparks a movement of women leaders in Africa and beyond, who are role modelling a more effective and impactful way to do conservation. By delivering transformational and deeply African leadership experiences, amplified by a strong pay it forward approach and supported by a connected community, WE Africa is making tangible contributions to the sustainability and wellbeing of leaders and ecosystems. WE Africa is a beacon of hope for the future, locally and globally.
We are all about changing leadership norms that have been stifling us for generations. We believe that if there are enough of us doing this— leading differently—we’ll start seeing the change.