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 July Newsletter and latest WEN member spotlight, Meghan Kelly!

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.

Upcoming Events:

July 2016 - Drought Busters: Solutions for Residents and Small Businesses Working to Reduce Their Water Footprint

Join WEN and Impact Hub for an interactive workshop and panel discussion. Water is a basic human right and we need to act now to make sure that we preserve fresh supplies of drinking water for all. While some can 'buy their way out of a scarcity', most cannot. Join us as we discuss forward thinking solutions that can go a long way in bridging the equity gap when it comes to the need for water.

The panel will include women from community organizations, government, non profits and entrepreneurs from around the Bay Area.
  • Elsa Eder, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Femke Freiberg, Berkeley Climate Actions Coalition's Water Working Group
  • Anya Kamenskaya, DIG Coop
  • Dominique Gomez, Water Smart Software
Panel moderated by WEN President Nikole Reaksecker, CEO, Eco-Engage
Event Details: 
Date and Time: Thursday, July 28th,  6:00 – 8:00pm

6:00 – 6:15 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15 – 6:30 PM: Hands on interactive drought solving exercise
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Panel Discussion on Drought Busters
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Q&A and Networking                
(Please bring your own creative solutions to share)

Refreshments will be provided. 

Event Location: San Francisco Impact Hub, 901 Mission Street #105, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Cost: $10 - $25 

August 2016 - Take the Lead, A Transformational Workshop for Women in the Environmental Fields

Instead of focusing on the "what's" and the "should's", let's start by considering what you actually want! Let's have some fun through exploration, cultivation, reconnection, and rejuvenation - and identify those things you desire most in your life. Join Amy Hublou, LMFT and Co-founder of Gallop Ventures, and Becky Bacon, Certified Life Coach, in a day-long workshop that will encourage you to revisit your dreams, rediscover your values, and reclaim your desires.

Connect with a small group of fellow WEN members while working with horses, setting personal and professional goals, and creating a plan of action to achieve them. Through classroom dream building and intention setting, followed by Equine Assisted Learning activities to reinforce and solidify your wants, you will:
  • Learn something new about yourself
  • Uncover old passions and desires that have long been buried
  • Reconnect with your essential self which is your truest self
  • Make new connections with other amazing environmental professionals
  • Create a plan of action for the coming year
  • Identify measurable goals that are in alignment with your values and desires
  • Create actionable steps to keep you on track so you don't get hijacked.
Event Details:

Date and TimeSunday, August 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event LocationNCEFT Equestrian Center, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside, CA 94062 (map)

Cost$295/person, $75 to hold your spot (A $1,200 value, 8 hours of coaching for the price of 2 hours)
Lunch and refreshments will be provided

RSVP and QuestionsPlease email wenbayarea@gmail.com
About Our Partner: Gallup Ventures

Gallop Ventures provides transformative, hands-on learning programs where individuals and teams connect with nature and learn from horses. They'll get you outside, breathing fresh air, interacting with horses, and having fun, all the while gaining insight and a new perspective about the world - and about yourself! Visit their website for more information.

Amy Hublou has practiced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 15 years and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. As an Employee Assistance Consultant at Wells Fargo for the past 10 years, she provides counseling on both work and personal issues and collaborates with management and Human Resources in assessing and managing a range of workplace issues. Since becoming certified through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) in 2003, Amy has provided Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, leadership and teambuilding activities for individuals, groups and organizations.

Most Recent Blog Posts

  • July 2016 - Unquenchable: A discussion with Green Reads member Amy Meyer by Amy MeyerOur society has been bred to view water as an intrinsic right, but how much water do we really need?  How can we manage our resources wisely ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2016, 12:38 AM by WEN Network
  • 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
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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.

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