It was just over two years ago that the first She Is Sustainable event was held, in London, Since then, there have been five more sessions, with more in the pipeline. Over 200 women have been involved altogether, bringing with them huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm. (Here’s some blogs which say a bit more)
So far, SiS has evolved organically. Emily came to the London event, then ran another in Cambridge. Becky persuaded Lancaster University colleagues Gail and Jess to join her and bring SiS to the North. Mairi heard about what we’d done and decided to get together with friends and colleagues to run one in Oxford. Then Amy and Anisha put on another London session; and Gráinne took SiS international, with a Dublin session. Each event has followed the same basic format, with some tweaks and additions; each has been run with minimal budget and loads of goodwill.
If you would like to come to a She Is Sustainable event, or even better, would like to think about running one, please get in touch. We can help you with advice and contacts. We are working on producing a how-to guide, and we can link you up with people who have run previous events. It’s probably easier to come along to an event before you run your own, but it’s not absolutely necessary.
To get in touch, email sheisustainable[at]rebeccawillis.co.uk . We’d love to hear from you.