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Meet Me at the Source

September 7, 2022|

by Brandi Colander Senior Advisor, Enviva Co-Founder, #SheWillRise Founding Member (DC), Chief Chair of the Board, DC Green Bank Board Member, VEIC I’ve always had a passion for nature and marveled at the power [...]

A Seat at the Table for Everyone – Especially You

August 9, 2022|

By: MaryKate Bullen Member of the WFC Advisory Council Director of Sustainability and ESG at Forest Investment Associates  Early this May, I walked into a brightly lit meeting room in an airport hotel in [...]

Professional diversity is key to conservation success

June 7, 2022|

By: Brenda Lee Sieglitz Senior Manager – Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Assistant Director – Making History Campaign Chesapeake Bay Foundation I start many conversations with “My background is in business.” I never used to [...]

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Will Help Our Climate

April 22, 2022|

By Rita Hite President and CEO, American Forest Foundation Founding Member of the Women’s Forest Congress Steering Committee On January 1, 2022, I put my boots on the ground as the first woman to serve [...]

Bringing a Woman Forester’s Perspective to Philmont Scout Ranch

December 10, 2021|

By Nadine Block Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations Sustainable Forestry Initiative Member of the Women’s Forest Congress Content Development Working Group There are dozens of reasons I am grateful for the Women’s Forest [...]

Women in Forestry Coming Together

November 18, 2021|

By: Rachel Comte, Principal, Arborist, Urban Planner at Urban Canopy Works Original version published on LinkedIn on June 22, 2021 Over the years, it has seemed that every project we work on there are more and [...]

We are in this together

October 15, 2021|

By: Tia Beavert, Tribal Forest Manager, Yakama Nation Tribal Forestry When I was eleven years old, I went on my second gillnet fishing trip on the Columbia River with my dad, Charlie. The year before, my parents [...]

Why do I join the Women’s Forest Congress? 

September 1, 2021|

By: Kathy Doyle, Ph.D., Middlebury College and Doyle Ecological Services To what shall I give myself?   That is a question I am asking these days, and the Women's Forest Congress feels like an important part [...]

Why does it matter if a forester is a woman?

August 9, 2021|

By:Mindy S. Crandall (she/her/hers) I recently gave a talk at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention about some efforts at a university to better retain women enrolled in traditional undergraduate forestry majors (1). [...]

The Free to Grow in Forestry Initiative – From Vision to Action

July 12, 2021|

By: Kelly Cooper Founder and CEO, Centre for Social Intelligence  Co-Lead, Free to Grow in Forestry  https://www.freetogrowinforestry.ca/   Several years before the Women’s Forest Congress was formed, the Free to Grow in Forestry initiative came together to [...]

I am because women before me believed in ME

June 1, 2021|

By: Dr. Antomia (Mia) Farrell 2020 was a year of uncertainty for us all, but the Women’s Forest Congress was birthed! Through the Women’s Forest Congress, I feel like I have inherited newfound sisters from [...]

Because some #WomenInForestry just isn’t enough

February 9, 2021|

By: Jasmine Brown When I first learned about the Women’s Forest Congress, I had flashbacks of all the times I felt out of place in my forestry career. All the times I was the only [...]

Why It’s Time for the Women’s Forest Congress

February 7, 2021|

By: Ara Erickson I graduated from college twenty years ago, from a program split almost evenly by gender. Our professors were mostly men, but it felt like there was a shift taking place. There were [...]

I am part of the Women’s Forest Congress because

February 6, 2021|

By: Katie Fernholz I am part of the Women’s Forest Congress because I believe the time is now to come together and make things the way they need to be. Exciting things are happening in [...]

Why I simply must be a part of the Women’s Forest Congress

February 5, 2021|

By Elizabeth Woodworth The Women's Forest Congress is gaining momentum thanks to a group of incredible, inspiring, caring, accomplished women, with whom I'm honored and so happy to work with. I have always looked for [...]