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Meet Ten Women Leaders Who Refuse to Let the Climate Crisis Go Unchecked

This article was originally published by Catherine Boudreau for Business Insider

Insider’s Women in Climate Leadership spotlights 10 leaders at the forefront of climate action in North America, Africa, and South Asia. 

The climate crisis disproportionally affects women, particularly those who live in disaster-prone areas, are Indigenous or Black, or identify as LGBTQ. And women are critical agents of change across communities, boardrooms, classrooms, advocacy groups, political offices, and financial organizations.

Insider spoke with 10 women about their work, including Indigenous-led conservation, expanding renewable energy in Africa, helping vulnerable countries become more resilient to natural disasters, and making the food supply more sustainable.

  1. Ashley Allen, the chief sustainability officer at Oatly
  2. Valérie Courtois, the executive director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative
  3. Rosemary Enobakhare, the EPA’s associate administrator for public engagement and environmental education
  4. Jamie Margolin, a cofounder of Zero Hour, the founder of Pelea Animation, and the author of “Youth to Power”
  5. Wangari Muchiri, director, Africa Wind Power, Global Wind Energy Council
  6. Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s federal minister of climate change
  7. Alicia Seiger, a lecturer at Stanford Law School
  8. Sonam Velani, a cofounder and managing partner at Streetlife Ventures
  9. Gloria Walton, the president and CEO of The Solutions Project
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