While the conservation community has made significant progress in advancing women’s leadership, there is still a gender gap with men occupying the most powerful positions in environmental and conservation organizations (Green 2.0, 2014). Women of color face unique challenges and an even larger pay gap. We believe that the conservation movement is made weaker by a lack of women leaders, especially women of color.
What is holding women back?
Acknowledging that women in conservation face unique challenges and that they are a critical component to a successful and strong conservation movement is the first step to change. National Wildlife Federation is committed to leading this change through its Women in Conservation Leadership program.