About Climate Resilience Salons


Diverse challenges require diverse solutions

Women are often the most negatively impacted by the climate crisis and they are also most often the first in their community to respond to the crisis. This gives them tremendous knowledge about preparing for crises, appropriate responses, and more significantly, ways of avoiding such problems in the first place.
Women are also intimately involved in managing food and water resources, and yet are rarely supported to contribute what they know best – building climate resilience. There has never been a greater need to build climate resilience. Climate crises contain the seeds of their solutions; threats often offer relative opportunities. It is therefore urgent that women with lived-impact and experience become part of the solution.
Why Participate?

From frontlines to founders

We bring women from women-led organizations together to create solutions and support them with a network of other key stakeholders. Many of the women we hope to include in the Salons may not yet be aware of what it takes to start companies that build scalable solutions to critical problems they understand from their own live-experiences or observation.
First Responders
Being on the frontline of climate disasters provides insight into what could prevent them.
Women helping others in migration, food insecurity, and conflict.
Climate Tech Founders
Transforming the founding forces of women in nonprofits to become climate tech founders.
Community Leaders
Representing the sectors most impacted by the problems such as fishing and farming.
Women who have been working in community organizations or nonprofits, working on the frontlines of migration, hunger, or natural disasters may not be aware of the direct links between their work and potential climate solutions. They may not yet understand that their field level expertise can translate into scalable solutions, especially when enabled by technology.

Incubator meets rapid prototyping meets maker studio!

Cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder groups will offer real-time support and critical knowledge to the cohort of women. Introducing women to potential partners, investors, customers and their networks in an intense one-day incubator will provide the missing link for existing and aspiring climate tech founders.
Systemic change requires multi-stakeholder collaboration. While the goal is to cultivate and harvest the ideas and solutions from women, they cannot do this without networks. The Salons consist of two groups – female Delegates, or the cohort – and Participants, the other key stakeholders. To maximize the value and network reach (scale) each Salon attendee will therefore be selected from the broadest cross-section of industries and domains of knowledge touching on or touched by climate change.