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 External web site, opens in new tab.
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.
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
View all Vancouver's mentor and mentee profiles, and other W4C worldwide.
Learn what the Women4Climate program is about.
Dawn-Marie is running a capturing carbon pilot project at LUSH.
Sophie is working to manage the climate impacts from landscape architecture.
Jennifer is growing her solar energy business.
Clara wants to bring sustainability to Hollywood North.
Maia educates kids on Passive House.
Anitra is advancing progress on electric heat pumps.
Deepti is working on mobilizing youth and residents on climate action.
Uli is working on a low income passive house pilot.
Sylvia wants to use climate arts to build resilient environments.
2019 program mentors
Director of Professional Programs and Partnerships Fellow, SFU Faculty of Environment
Chief Executive Officer, BC Non-Profit Housing Association
City Councillor, City of Vancouver
Director of Operations, Vancouver Mural Festival
Chef and co-owner of Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants, and founder of Joy of Feeding
Senior Manager, Technical Research and Education at BC Housing
Karen Tam Wu
Regional Director BC, Pembina Institute
Associate Principal and Director of Research, Perkins and Will
Team Lead, Sustainable Communities Program, BC Hydro
View all Vancouver's mentor and mentee profiles on the C40 webpage External website, opens in new tab.