Women4Climate Auckland

Auckland Mentorship Programme 2019


“I welcome Auckland launching a Women4Climate network. It will provide young women in Auckland the support they need to lead bold climate action in our city.  We need a diverse range of voices and communities involved in our efforts to lower emissions. The Women4Climate initiative will help ensure the next generation of leaders are involved in the decisions we are making now to meet our ambitious environmental targets and commitment to hold temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.”

Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland.

C40 will contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experiences through an ambitious mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities.  The C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program will match committed leaders from C40 cities, from across the business sector, public sector, international organisations and civil society with emerging female leaders.  The mentors will share their knowledge and experiences, supporting the mentees in becoming powerful leaders in their chosen field including politics, public sector, NGOs, business, media and community groups.

AUCKLAND is proud to be the next city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship Program as part of the C40 network. The aim of the Auckland mentorship program is to support emerging women leaders become more expert influencers while mobilising others to be influential in their efforts to accelerate action on climate change. The program aims to provide participants with the support they need to become even more effective leaders in their chosen field, including politics, business, public service, NGOs and media.

“What I have observed during my many years of advocating for climate action through my role in local government politics, is an increasing amount of climate action being led by women.  Now feels like the perfect time to really focus our energy on bringing together experienced women climate leaders with the wonderful young women who are making their voices heard in Auckland.  I look forward to being part of this initiative and to both sharing my experience but also learning from the talented young women who will be selected.” 

Penny Hulse, politician and community leader.