Women’s Leadership in Climate Change Online Course for C40 Cities’ Women4Climate

We were delighted to work with the Women4Climate team at C40 Cities as Editorial Leads to develop a women’s climate leadership online course. Teaming up with Manchester-based agency Creative Concern and Spanish designers EcoAvantis, Quantum led the editorial role in putting together a course we wish we’d had access to when we were starting out.

This 4-week online course aims to empower and inspire women and girls to strengthen their leadership skills in order to deliver green climate initiatives rooted in the principles of inclusion and equity. 

The course was developed with support from the Fondation L’Oréal and with the participation of academics and experts from Columbia Climate School and CARE

The course includes valuable contributions from inspiring climate leaders and experts such as Inna Braverman, Quantum’s own Louise Marix Evans, Mary Anne Hitt, Natalie Isaacs, Renata Koch Alvarenga, David Miller, Luisa Miranda Morel, Vanessa Nakate, Lerato Ngakane, Alexandra Palt, Daniel Ruiz Carrascal, Caterina Sarfatti, Jeff Schlegelmilch, Muna Suleiman, Professor Laurence Tubiana.

This course is for women and girls who are ready to start, or have just started, their climate journey, who would like support to develop key leadership skills and to access a rich base of knowledge on climate action rooted in inclusivity and equity. It is for those who:

  • Are concerned about climate change and its impacts and want insights on how to start taking impactful action locally.
  • Have an idea what change needs to happen, but are looking for tools to strengthen your work.
  • Keen to learn how to strengthen the inclusivity and equity considerations in your existing climate work.

We focused on content for the final two weeks of the course – exploring leadership styles, developing strategies and actions, building coalitions and inclusivity. In the second week we focus on communications, climate storytelling and on taking care of yourself and avoiding burnout. A Personal Development Plan and toolkits give learners the resources they need to lead confidently into the future.

Interested? Sign up here