Each month we spotlight a WEN member, speaker or environmental leader to help our community learn about the careers of women in the environmental fields. Occasionally, we also feature nonprofit and other organizations that are engaging the Bay Area community on environmental issues. Nominate organizations, colleagues or friends for upcoming Spotlights by emailing WEN using our contact form. We check email regularly and will respond as soon as possible.

Margaret Gordon

Ms. Margaret is a lifetime community activist. As a young single mother she worked her way off welfare by attending commercial cooking school, after which she cooked for various institutions [...]

Clare Lakewood

Clare is a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental organization that works to secure a future for all species hovering on the brink of extinction. As part of the [...]

Robyn Purchia

Robyn is a mother of two young children and a dedicated environmental advocate. After years practicing environmental law, Robyn decided to pursue a career in journalism. She founded [...]

Manon Fisher

Manon Fisher is the Resource Recovery Specialist for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Wastewater Enterprise where she has worked for over five years coordinating multi-disciplinary [...]

Ivy Poisson

Ivy is an Environmental Planner and Restoration Ecologist at MIG.  Some of her recent work include stream bank revegetation and restoration projects following construction work in places like San [...]

Julie Bryant

Julie Bryant is the Co-Director of Cascadia Consulting Group’s California office. Julie has 18 years of zero waste planning and project management experience, including 10 years serving as the [...]

Debra Baida

Debra Baida is a life organizer and coach and the founder of Liberated Spaces. She helps overwhelmed and variously disorganized clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond make room in their lives [...]

Hannah Wells

Hannah Wells is fiercely committed to helping businesses to be a force for good. She is passionate about leveraging sustainability and storytelling to build employee and customer retention. She [...]