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1st March 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Why Being Heard is Not Enough

Solutions to the challenges facing women in sustainability

Women have a crucial role to play and essential qualities to bring in climate leadership. Yet that potential remains untapped.

In the first survey of its kind, Women in Sustainability Network(WINS) and Newcastle University set out to address gender parity in climate leadership. We asked women whose work focuses on delivering the SDGs, how and when their voices are heard, their views as to their ability to influence and what they believe they offer to climate leadership.

We’re delighted to bring you this special online event to launch our report ‘Why Being Heard is Not Enough’ with Rhian Sherrington, Founder of Women In Sustainability Network and Dr Jenny Davidson, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University Business School and WINS Newcastle Hub Lead.

Attendees will also receive an advanced copy of the report ahead of its formal launch on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

This event will be about listening and reflecting, with the intention for both our panel and attendees to listen to what women in sustainability had to say and to collaboratively explore solutions for 50:50 gender parity.

What you can expect:

Thought-provoking stats and testimonials from women in sustainability
Provocative, perhaps difficult but necessary conversations
A friendly space to share your thoughts and experience with Q&As and breakout rooms
Lots of ideas to take away!
This event is open to all; please invite your colleagues and especially the men in your team!

As part of our listening panel, we’re excited to be joined by:

Mary Ann Sieghart Broadcaster, journalist and author of bestselling The Authority Gap, a brilliant book on why women are taken less seriously than men. Mary Ann was Assistant Editor of The Times (1998-2007) and is an engaging speaker on gender bias.
Bevis Watts Chief Executive of Triodos Bank UK, a sustainable bank offering financial products that enable individuals and organisations to use their money in ways that benefit people and the environment.
We’re delighted this event will be facilitated by Sheri-Leigh Miles, Director of Netpositive Futures. Sheri-Leigh is the co-founding director of Netpositive Futures, and she has been catalysing leading-edge sustainability activity for over 15 years.

The event will be interactive, provocative and we hope to facilitate the necessary, but perhaps difficult conversations that will deliver the changes required. A recording will be made of the event and registered delegates will receive the link afterwards.

We would like to acknowledge that this research would not have been possible without Newcastle University’s Engagement and Place Fund.

Information correct at time of publication.


1st March 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT
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Rhian Sherrington, Founder
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