"I gain so many useful tips from other professionals at these events, so much encouragement too - I feel I'm part of a real community"

Bristol is our longest running Network Hub and our events continue to see a wide range of women coming together for a boost of inspiration, practical help and real connection. That range includes all levels of the career ladder to running their own businesses/consultancies, and also sector, with women from pretty much every perspective of ‘sustainability’ that you might expect from a Hub based in Bristol.

Leave any doubts you may have about networking behind when you step through the door here – we’re a friendly community who value getting to know the ‘real’ you.

Expect to leave with a smile on your face, new friendships in the making and tangible shifts in your effectiveness as a change maker.

Our Network Hub events in Bristol are kindly hosted by Smith & Williamson LLP  and dates for 2020 so far confirmed are:

  • 30th January, 8.15 – 11 am
  • 4th March, 11 am- 2pm (Partner event, held at Triodos Foundation)
  • 20th May, 8.15-11am
  • 17th September, 8.15 – 11 am
  • 18th November, 8.15- 11am

Hub Lead

Traci Lewis

Traci worked for the Soil Association organic food and farming charity and social enterprise for 18 years. During that time she developed and managed many successful and pioneering sustainability change programmes. As manager of their regional office Organic South West she worked with a diverse range of people from farmers, caterers to Local Authorities and community groups. Helping to create a city-wide food partnership in Plymouth and national Sustainable Food Cities Network before leaving in 2015.

After moving back to Bristol from Devon, she started working for herself and set up Sustain-Live Consulting Ltd, a sustainability change agency to help purpose-led businesses thrive.

Then in 2016 she co-founded Catalyse Change CIC to inspire, empower and skill girls and young women as changemakers.

She lives in Montpelier, Bristol with her teenage daughter. She loves the energy, music, food and culture in Bristol, but is also still often found on south west moors and beaches, where she enjoys wild swimming and camping.

@TraciLewis79   www.catalysechange.com


Past Events

  • https://www.instagram.com/taryneverdeenphotography October 21, 2020

    WINS Bristol Online Freelancer Event

    Finding New Clients - Freelancer Event

    Finding new clients is always a key challenge when working for yourself. So we are going to explore strategies and tips for doing this effectively. Come and learn and share the different creative ways you expand your client list, with..

  • September 17, 2020

    WINS Bristol: Online Event

    Life Path vs Money Path?

    Challenge and transform your perceptions, around how you can live a life centred on your values, passions & purpose, with and without money. Our hopes and fears about money get in the way of the things we really want to..

  • August 20, 2020

    WINS Bristol: Online Freelancer Event

    Ethical Freelancer or Social Entrepreneur?

    Which business model do you choose when working for yourself? Is there just one or can you mix them up to find the right one for you? It can be confusing working for yourself. There is so much to think..

  • May 20, 2020

    WINS Bristol: Online Event

    Tell Sustainability Stories which Win Hearts & Minds

    How do we tell sustainability stories which engage and inspire our audience? Join us to explore how we can unlock the power of stories to connect with those we seek to inspire and influence. Do these times feel like the..

  • April 22, 2020

    WINS Bristol – for Freelancers (Online)

    An online networking meeting for women freelancers working in sustainability

    You enjoy freelancing but miss the camaraderie of team working? You could do with some extra support being held accountable to your goals? We will work on some of the specific challenges of being a freelancer, to share ideas &..

  • March 4, 2020

    WINS Bristol

    International Womens Day (IWD) fundraiser #EachforEqual

    Each for Equal – International Women’s Day celebration Join us to debate & celebrate #IWD2020 with a fun and inspiring event, for women working for social & environmental change. The theme this year is #EachforEqual so there will be a..

  • February 12, 2020

    WINS Bristol

    2020 Getting The Best From The Year - For Freelancers

    A lunch networking meeting for women freelancers working in sustainability. You enjoy freelancing but miss the camaraderie of team working? You could do with some extra support being held accountable to your goals? This is our first Bristol Women in..

  • Charmian love B Corp January 30, 2020

    WINS Bristol

    I am a Woman Who Speaks - How do some people stand up and speak in public, confidently and usually without notes. While for some, it’s their worst nightmare?

    Do you already enjoy speaking in public or is it something you avoid at all costs? Would you like to start speaking in public in 2020? Whether you love it or hate it, it is something you need to do..

  • Bristol XR event December 13, 2019

    WINS Bristol

    Have You Declared a Climate Emergency Yet?

    What does it really mean to declare a Climate Emergency and is Direct Action an appropriate response? Hear about local businesses and organisations who already have and consider how to put it at the heart of everything you do in..

  • Women in Sustainability Network Hub Manchester October 17, 2019

    WINS Bristol

    Grace Under Pressure

    Join us for another fantastic start to your day with our WINS Bristol Hub community, kindly hosted by Smith & Williamson LLP. When the pressure is on and the odds feel insurmountable, what do you do to remain calm, focused and..

  • July 11, 2019

    WINS Bristol

    How To 'Do' Ethical, Sustainable Fashion

    We all know how damaging our consumer habits are to the planet. With the fashion industry coming under the spotlight like never before, it feels timely that our Women in Sustainability Network Bristol Hub takes a look at ‘How to do..

  • April 30, 2019

    WINS Network – Bristol

    Transformation for Climate Change: How to bring about societal behaviour change

    “I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that within 30 years of good science we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and..

  • Bristol Women in Sustainability Network January 22, 2019

    WINS Network : Bristol Hub

    We’re currently developing all the topics for our 2019 programme for the WINS Bristol Hub. However, Early Bird tickets are already on sale for this, our first Network event of 2019 in Bristol. Click on ‘Tickets’ to grab yours! (More..

  • November 22, 2018

    Bristol Hub : WINS Network

    Celebrating Success: Exploring Personal and Local Perspectives of the Sustainability Community

    Celebrating Success: Exploring Personal and Professional Perspectives from 2018 November can be gloomy but we’re going to celebrate. Join us for our last WINS Bristol Hub event of 2018 where we’ll be opening the floor to hear your local success..

  • Bristol Women in Sustainability Network October 2, 2018

    Bristol Hub: WINS Network

    Money Money Money, Not So Funny, For A Sustainable World

    Women in Sustainability are delighted to back at Smith & Williamson for our next event on 2nd October. We’ll be exploring the common blocks and challenges many of us face around money. Whether you run your own business or are..

  • July 12, 2018

    Bristol WINS Hub with Women’s Adventure Expo

    Risk & Courage - Why Adventure, Little & Large, is an Essential Part of Every Woman

    Aristotle called courage the ‘highest’ of human virtues because it made all the rest possible. Without it we become bystanders to people and events that may, or may not, have our interests, and that if the planet, at heart. With..

  • September 19, 2017

    Bristol Hub: WINS Network

    Conflict & Tension: Understanding and Living Our Values

    Join like-minded, values-led women and build your network of professionals from across the environmental and sustainability sectors. In true ‘Women in Sustainability’ form, expect honest conversations, inspiration and new perspectives, alongside opportunities to connect & build your relationships, as well..

  • June 13, 2017

    Bristol WINS Network

    Sustaining the Change Makers: Finding (And then Keeping) Life Work Balance

    Join like-minded, values-led women from across the environmental and sustainability sectors as we explore this hot topic. In true ‘Women in Sustainability’ form, expect honest conversations, inspiration and new perspectives, alongside opportunities to connect & build your relationships, as well..

Hub Sponsor

Smith & Williamson

Independently owned professional and financial services firm providing investment, financial advisory and accountancy services to private and corporate clients.