Women4Climate Vancouver

Women4Climate Vancouver 2022

C40 will contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experience through a mentorship program dedicated to women working on climate issues to create a healthier, more sustainable and resilient urban future in C40 cities.

The C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program matches forward looking mentors from business sector, international organizations, and civil society with mentees. The mentors share their knowledge and experiences supporting the mentees to become powerful leaders in their chosen field, including politics, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.

Vancouver was the eighth city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship Program in 2019. In its fourth year, Vancouver is seeking mentees to apply before August 16, 2022 from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation to participate in the ten month mentorship program (Oct 2022 – Jul 2023). Preference will be given to applicants currently working on initiatives supporting targets under Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan and Climate Adaptation Strategy – specifically those advancing low carbon buildings, active transportation and transit, zero emission vehicles, and natural carbon sequestration. We will prioritize applicants whose climate initiatives engage with diverse or disproportionally impacted communities to create a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive future.

We encourage individuals who identify as a women, live and/or work in Vancouver, and who are currently working on a climate initiative in a professional capacity to apply. This could include: entrepreneurs, researchers, designers, contractors, finance professionals, manufacturers, urban planners, green tech specialists, architects, engineers, geoscientists, educators, social workers, environmental anthropologists, politicians, and any woman working on an innovative initiative aligned with Vancouver’s climate goals.

Are you an experienced executive level professional interested in participating as a Mentor? Email info@zeic.ca to express interest. Mentors will be selected based on the mentees’ specific initiatives and support needs.