Our mission is to transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises, by empowering, supporting, funding and diversifying women’s and gender diverse leadership for this change.
Our leadership programs support the development of diverse women leaders across Australia working and volunteering for our environment and climate, and in target sectors and campaigns and locations.
COVID-19 has highlighted how important it is to have an active community to support women in their leadership. WELA is fostering a growing community of women and gender diverse environmentalists from diverse backgrounds, sectors and locations. We encourage collaboration and connection through online and in-person events and activities.
Less than 2% of global philanthropy goes to our environment and less than 0.2% of all charitable funding goes to women-led environmental action. We’re creating a new WELA Giving Circle to fund women-led advocacy for our environment and climate.
If new leadership is going to transform Australia, it must represent the full breadth of our society. Through our programs, our community, and in our granting, we’ll support women and gender diverse people from across different backgrounds and sectors including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of colour, working class people and those living in rural and regional Australia.