C40 will contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experience through an ambitious mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities. The C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program will match political leaders and committed leaders from the business sector, international organizations, and community organizations 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, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.
Vancouver is the eighth city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship Program. In its inaugural year Vancouver will focus on the built environment, as it is an area with enormous potential. This sector is the city’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. It is an area where the City has significant program and policy, and is a male-dominated sector.
Vancouver is seeking mentees from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds focused on climate change mitigation in the built environment. We encourage researchers, entrepreneurs, designers, contractors, finance professionals, manufacturers, urban planners, green tech specialists, architects, engineers, geoscientists, educators, environmental anthropologists, politicians, and any woman with an innovative idea focused on the decarbonization of buildings to apply.
Please refer to the attached guidelines to support your application.