Welcome to WEN, an educational and networking community of professional women who work in the environmental field in the greater
San Francisco Bay Area!

WEN attracts a broad spectrum of women working in the sustainability and environmental fields. We organize events and outings on a monthly basis, including
networking happy hours, career building workshops, book groups, hikes, and other social meet-ups with an emphasis on promoting sustainability. We also publish a monthly newsletter with spotlights on WEN members as well as green employers and organizations around the Bay Area. Thanks for dropping in - we hope to see you at a future event!

This Just In:

Check out our June Newsletter and latest WEN member spotlight, Anya Deepak!

The Women's Environmental Network is thrilled to introduce our new president and vice president of the Board of Directors:

President: Nikole Reaksecker

Nikole has served as a board member since December 2012. She is the CEO of Eco-Engage, a marketing and strategy consulting firm that specializes in change management and community engagement. Nikole loves hiking the beautiful trails of the Bay Area, growing vegetables and inspiring women to reach their highest potential. She is also the proud mama of thousands of worms!

Vice President: Sarah Canniff

Sarah became a WEN member in 2011 and has served as a board member since January 2014. She currently works as the Due Diligence Department Manager for AEI Consultants, an environmental and engineering consulting firm, evaluating potential environmental impacts of current and historical property use in the Northern California Region. Sarah is passionate about enjoying the outdoors, long-distance running, and working to reduce our impact through awareness and conservation.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to become a member of the Women's Environmental Network (WEN) community. You can also find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Flickr.

Intern for the Women's Environmental Network!

Intern for a nonprofit that’s been around for over two decades working on bridging an important gap in women’s leadership in the sustainability sector. Gain experience working with a nonprofit board and network with women leaders in the environmental field. Apply now for the WEN Summer Internship.

Most Recent Blog Posts

  • June 2016 - Hiking Suggestions from the WEN Board by Shari Pomerantz Are you looking to spend more time hiking this summer, but not sure where to start? After graduating from college in the Midwest, I rediscovered my love ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 1:27 PM by WEN Network
  • May 2016 - A Chat With Anna Gore of the SF Bike Coalition by Shari Pomerantz In honor of Bay Area Bike to Work Day (tomorrow!) and Bike Month, I interviewed Anna Gore, Membership Manager of the San Francisco Bike Coalition and a ...
    Posted May 11, 2016, 12:52 PM by Sarah Canniff
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Upcoming Events:

June 2016 - Data Centers in a Sustainable Future: A Closer Look at Energy Consumption in an Ever-Changing World

Living in the Information Age, we have the world at our fingertips - from research to social media, online shopping, and beyond. With millions of people seeking millions of pieces of information at the same time, the equipment used to pull in and push out all of the data gets hot - literally. Join the Women's Environmental Network for an evening of networking and a special talk by Dr. Priscilla Johnson on the biggest concerns surrounding data centers and the challenges of managing their energy consumption toward a sustainable future. After the talk, continue networking with WEN members and enjoy drinks at the Perennial (No Host). 
Featured Speaker:
Dr. Priscilla Johnson is PG&E's Energy Efficiency Evaluation Measurement and Verification Expert for the Commercial and Water/Energy sectors, focusing in Data Center Energy Efficiency in the last few years. Dr. Johnson has an enduring passion for the environment, enabling organizations to achieve higher levels of sustainable growth. In Washington, DC, she served as a Consultant at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the Directorate for Public Understanding of Engineering. Graduating from New York University with a B.S. in Communications and Purdue University with a M.S. and Ph.D., in Civil and Environmental Engineering, she is happy to be working in the field that she loves.
Date and TimeThursday, June 16th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Event Schedule:   6:00 - 6:30 - Networking    
                            6:30 - 7:30 - Featured Talk
                            7:30 - 8:30 - Networking (The Perennial)
Talk LocationSan Francisco Department of the Environment, 1455 Market Street, Floor 12, SF (Map from Civic Center BART
Post-Talk LocationThe Perennial, 59 Ninth Street, SF (between Market & Mission), (Map from SF Environment to The Perennial)
Cost$15 + service fee online, $20 cash at the door
*Please bring a photo ID

WEN is on Twitter

WEN is pleased to announce we are now live on Twitter @WENBayArea! Keep up to date with WEN and partner events, news, and relevant news links. Click here to follow us!

Bay Area Green Events:

In an effort to centralize the best green events around networking, education and volunteering within the San Francisco Bay Area, WEN has partnered with Net Impact SF and SF Green Drinks to provide you with this calendar. Submit events to the calendar here.