Women 4 climate change

Women4Climate Mentorship Program

This program will help us take bold action on climate change with more leadership to guide us to a future powered by renewable energy.

The Women4Climate (W4C) program aims to contribute to the next generation of climate leaders through a mentorship program dedicated to women working in climate to create a healthier, greener, more resilient, and economically prosperous urban future. Vancouver is the eighth city to launch a local C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program .

We matched political and business sector leaders, as well as leaders from international and community organizations with emerging women leaders.

Over the 10-month mentorship period, mentors will share their knowledge, experiences, and support the mentees to develop their leadership skills in their chosen field, including politics, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.

What's happening

2020 mentee recruitment has now closed

Thank you to everyone who applied. 2020 participants will be selected in early February. 

Check back in March to meet the 2020 participants. 

2019 program participants

Participant profiles

View all Vancouver's mentor and mentee profiles, and other W4C worldwide.

Program overview

Learn what the Women4Climate program is about.

Dawn-Marie Barreira

Dawn-Marie is running a capturing carbon pilot project at LUSH.

Sophie MacNeill

Sophie is working to manage the climate impacts from landscape architecture.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer is growing her solar energy business.

Clara George

Clara wants to bring sustainability to Hollywood North.

Maia Tarassoff

Maia educates kids on Passive House.

Anitra Paris

Anitra is advancing progress on electric heat pumps.

Deepti Mathew Iype

Deepti is working on mobilizing youth and residents on climate action.

Uli Chorny

Uli is working on a low income passive house pilot.

Sylvia Grace Borda

Sylvia wants to use climate arts to build resilient environments.

2019 program mentors

Joanna Ashworth
Director of Professional Programs and Partnerships Fellow, SFU Faculty of Environment

Jill Atkey
Chief Executive Officer, BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Adriane Carr
City Councillor, City of Vancouver

Andrea Curtis
Director of Operations, Vancouver Mural Festival 

Meeru Dhalwala
Chef and co-owner of Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants, and founder of Joy of Feeding

Wilma Leung
Senior Manager, Technical Research and Education at BC Housing

Karen Tam Wu
Regional Director BC, Pembina Institute 

Kathy Wardle
Associate Principal and Director of Research, Perkins and Will

Robyn Wark
Team Lead, Sustainable Communities Program, BC Hydro

View all Vancouver's mentor and mentee profiles on the C40 webpage .


This program is offered in partnership with C40 and ZEBx .