DC EcoWomen gathers women who are passionate about environmental issues, have knowledge to share and a desire to learn from each other. They are a group of women with common interests that provides a forum to help them develop personal relationships that can lead professional synergies. They recently met to plan a full schedule of events and content appealing to all types of woman in our DC EcoWomen community. These events include speaker events, skill-building workshops, meetings for a special-interest club, outdoor adventures and more.
On the third Tuesday of each month (except December and August), the group will hear from a successful woman in the environmental field discuss her work. The free event kicks off with some networking and runs from 6 to 8 p.m., at Teaism Penn Quarter.
In terms of professional development, they will be holding a series of mentoring dinners. At these gatherings, they provide a unique opportunity to talk with women in the environmental field in an intimate setting. It’s a time when a small group of women can get advice and guidance on advancing their careers while sitting down to share a meal with an experienced mentor. They are also planning a few professional development workshops that will focus on helping women develop the skills to succeed in the workplace. Previous workshops included topics like salary negotiation, resume writing and public speaking.
In way of eco-outings, they are looking into hikes, rock climbing, cave walking, paddle boarding and a river cleanup and tour. For the book lovers, our book club will continue to meet to discuss a book or series of small articles, blogs and podcasts with an environmental angle. They also host happy hours and a book and clothing swap, too. Each spring, DC EcoWomen hosts a spring photo contest, which showcases artistic images taken by our members that highlight women in the environment, conservation in action, natural beauty, travel or iconic urban landscapes.
To learn more or become a part of DC EcoWomen, visit them online and sign-up for the newsletter at DC.EcoWomen.org or track them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.