Ok friends, it’s time! It is time to raise the profiles of incredible women in our industry driving change around the world.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, ClimaCell.org is proud to announce the launch of our new interview series, Women of Weather, with two simple goals:
At the core of ClimaCell.org’s purpose is ensuring that everyone has access to the weather and climate information they need to act and adapt to our changing climate. To enable this inclusive world, we must promote an inclusive global workforce of change makers. AND, to make this happen, we need more inclusive role models to inspire our future leaders.
These role models do exist today, EVERYWHERE, which is why we are so excited about our WoW launch today!
We have started by doing fun informal interviews with incredible (seriously incredible!) women we know in the weather space from around the world. We have women represented from across the globe and from many different fields – NGO, private sector, government, TV, agriculture, and at different stages of their careers, to represent the amazing diversity that exists in our industry.
We are VERY passionate about getting young people engaged in STEM, especially girls and women. Due to lockdowns all around the world, it has become harder and harder for young people to explore and be inspired into new careers. All they have is the internet in front of them and the current “virtual” perception of women in weather is – well, just Google it and see for yourself. Let’s just say it’s not inclusive of all the amazing women we interact with on a daily basis, and certainly not helpful for inspiring the next generation of global innovators.
With Women of Weather, we aim to highlight, celebrate and humanize the amazing careers of women all around the world and show just how diverse our industry can be.
How can you help? Help us share the stories of amazing women using the hashtag, #WoW. And if you have your own amazing weather story, get in touch. We would love to interview you too.
Help us all support and elevate the amazing women around the world working in climate and weather today.