Every woman makes decisions about her career, her ambitions and her family. As five women who have shared their learnings, successes and failures, we know one thing for sure – there’s a lot we can learn from each other.

We want to take time out to talk about women and changing the world. Not about politics, but about personal lives and choices.

That’s why we organised She Is Sustainable: London in February 2016, a two-day gathering for women working in sustainability, allowing women to share their stories and take part in discussion sessions on all aspects of women’s work and life.

We were overwhelmed by the response. Everyone involved – participants and speakers alike – really valued the chance to reflect, plant, plot and support each other. And it took on a life of its own – Emily Dunning, who came to the London session, established She Is Sustainable: Cambridge; three of us got together for a Northern version, She Is Sustainable: Lancaster; followed by She Is Sustainable: Oxford held in March 2017. She is Sustainable: London returns in July.

All these events have been organised with minimal funding and maximal goodwill.  There may be future events – and possibly something to bring together women who are mid-career, rather than just starting out. We’d love to hear from others who want to join in – please contact Becky.

The founders of She Is Sustainable

Becky Willis has run a think tank, advised government and worked on many aspects of environmental policy from tax to community energy. Now, she works on Green Alliance’s political programme, researches at Lancaster University and has a long-term project to civilise her two sons. http://www.rebeccawillis.co.uk

Solitaire Townsend is Co-founder of Futerra http://www.wearefuterra.com. She’s a child-free, globe-trotting entrepreneur.

Amy Mount is senior energy adviser at Green Alliance. She’s a generation rent millennial, in a love/hate relationship with the Westminster bubble.

Hannah Hislop and Melissa Miners are global advocacy managers at Unilever, helping a leading company bring sustainability to life.

13 thoughts on “About She is Sustainable

  1. Zoe Lenkiewicz says:

    This initiative looks fantastic! Sadly I won’t be able to attend as I’ll be in Asia, but I’d like to wish you every success with it and I hope to attend another of your events in the future. Thank you!


  2. Shaheera Asante says:

    Oh this looks and sounds very inspiring! Only just came across it by accident at 1:00am:) and sadly have missed the deadline. Please though let me know how it went and when you will have another one. Best Sx


  3. Sarah says:

    Our organisation is based in London, Kent, Birmingham, Leeds and Bradford….are we able to attend these events in other cities despite not being based there currently?


    1. solifuterracouk says:

      Hi Sarah, I’m sorry that no one had got back to you sooner, the management of this website is very sporadic due to being a voluntary initiative. Yes, I see no problem with people attending events in other cities, but due to its voluntary nature, we wouldn’t be able to reimburse travel. There is an event in London in a month’s time, do feel free to apply: https://sheissustainable.org/london-2017-2/ 🙂


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