Women’s Environmental Leadership in Australia

September 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Online (via Zoom)
Event series: Earth Laws Month 2023

Join us for an important discussion about the role of women in leading and supporting Australia's response to our environmental and climate crises. International evidence has shown that more women in decision making leads to better environmental outcomes. Women’s leadership is often collaborative, networked and responsive to communities, which are essential skills for our transition to a sustainable future. Our guest speakers will discuss amazing projects being led by women across Australia, and how we can work to overcome the barriers that still exist, that are stopping women from stepping into their leadership.



Louise has a PhD in sustainability and technology policy, and experience in directing and managing landcare, farm forestry, watercare, bushcare, sustainable farming, revegetation, environmental protection and research projects in Western Australia. She also facilitates leadership programs, particularly for women working in environmental and community development fields – as she does at Women's Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) as the Lead Facilitator. Louise is a Director of Gondwana Link Limited and founder of Green Skills Inc, a not-for-profit environmental organisation focused on sustainability and integrating project management, training and employment programs for Western Australian industries.


Asmaa is a catalyst wearing many hats: facilitator, consultant, artist, writer and designer. A Moroccan born French adopted digital nomad, she worked and lived in over 20 countries before moving to Byron Bay in Bundjalung Country in early 2020. She is Learning Experience Designer, WELA.


Dr Michelle Maloney is the Co-founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and holds undergraduate degrees in politics and law (ANU) and a PhD in environmental law and regulation from the Griffith Law Futures Centre. Michelle’s books, journal publications, interviews, podcasts and speaking events can be accessed on her profile page: www.earthlaws.org.au/michelle