On August 13th I moderated a webinar that brought together the winners of the World Ocean Initiative’s Women and the ocean: Changemakers challenge and their three mentors. The panel discussed the changemakers’ vision for the blue economy, outlined the potential impact of their projects and detailed what they expect to gain from the mentorship.
Women play a significant role in the blue economy, yet their input rarely receives the support, recognition and publicity it deserves. The changemaker competition, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, showcases leading female changemakers working to develop business solutions to achieve ocean-related sustainability. Three inspiring women from across the globe, leading the way for a sustainable ocean economy, have won the inaugural changemakers competition. To help bring their ideas to life, they will receive guidance from three renowned female ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship programme.
View a recording of the “Meet the changemakers” webinar and read the summary article here.