The modern day business minded individual is well endowed with an array of tools and networking devices designed to further their careers and interests. It makes perfect sense to see more networking groups within the progressing field of Sustainability. When staying within the realm of environmentalism one has access to a plethora of information and resources. I will elaborate on an organizations that offers much support to women pursuing green business and awareness within the field.
Founded in 1993 by a group of Southern Californian environmental professionals, The Women’s Environmental Council is a non-profit association dedicated to offering a broad array of resources to those interested in pursuing the environmental industry. Both a valuable asset to students and professionals, the council has chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Browsing through the site you can find a job board which lists current positions that need to be filled such as Senior Biologist at UCSB or various positions at the National Wildlife Federation.
If you are a student there are a variety of scholarship options available to graduates and undergraduates seeking degrees in Environmental Science, Forestry, Hydrology, Urban Planning, Marine Geology, Biology, Environmental Engineering and more. Last year the council awarded six scholarships to women pursing the field.
Becoming a member is easy and beneficial in being part of an environmentally based networking community dedicated to expanding and sustaining the opportunities of women in the green industry. As they assert, when being a member you are part of the ”Participation in the formative stages of a national network of leaders and professionals dedicated to working together in the spirit of consensus, and the opportunity to develop and strengthen personal and professional relationships.”
Explore their website: wecweb.org