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2017 Annual Report: Building Our Power

2017 Annual Report: Building Our Power

We are proud to have seen the difference our network of women made in 2017, from supporting a coalition campaigning against the damaging US-Mexico border wall and launching our When Women Lead report lauding the environmental records of women in Congress, to elevating women environmental leaders through our Ashoka Fellowship, and more.

Reproductive Rights Protect Women and the Planet

Reproductive Rights Protect Women and the Planet

On April 11th a group of Rachel’s Network members had the opportunity to hear remarks from John Podesta of the Center for American Progress on “Women’s rights issues are climate change issues.” The evidence is clear: voluntary family planning empowers women, improves health and resilience, and ultimately reduces the human footprint on the planet.

Rachel’s Network Board Placement Program Supports Members Like Kimberley

Rachel’s Network Board Placement Program Supports Members Like Kimberley

Rachel’s Network members serve on the boards of many different environmental and conservation organizations. We help members like Kimberley reach their potential as funders, board members, and advocates through a board placement program, events, connections to experts, and discussion forums.

Q&A with Member Elena Marszalek

Q&A with Member Elena Marszalek

Women join Rachel’s Network for all kinds of reasons: for ideas, for support, for access to leading environmental thinkers. Member Elena Marszalek joined the Network in 2015 seeking peers and mentors to help her along her journey as Director of Del Mar Global Trust. We asked Elena about her experience with the Network.

Rachel’s Network at the Movies

Rachel’s Network at the Movies

When it comes to communicating issues as important as climate change and wildlife poaching, simply conveying the facts won’t do. The best way to inspire action is to lead with the heart, not the head; and one of the most immediate ways to tell a heart story is through film. Film is a passion shared by several Rachel’s Network members, whether it’s Ruth Ann Harnisch’s harrowing 2015 documentary about rape on college campuses or Caroline Gabel’s work with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Here are a few of the projects our members have produced in recent years.

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