Catalyse Change CIC is a Bristol-based social enterprise supporting girls and young women to develop sustainability skills and knowledge for ‘healthy, happy and green’ communities, careers and planet.  

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Catalyse Change

Our mission is to ignite the ambitions of young women with the skills and belief to catalyse the change they want to see in the world.

Sustainable and inclusive development is critical for a peaceful and prosperous world; and gender equality is key to achieving sustainability. At Catalyse Change we focus on ways we can inspire and skill young women to be the next generation of change-agents. By providing them with inspiration and knowledge ‘to be the change they wish to see' in the world, we seek to tackle gender equality and sustainability by working with the very people who will realise that change.

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What We Do

Catalyst Programme

Our learning & mentoring programme inspires, empowers and skills teenage girls and young women – aged between 16-24 years – to be sustainability leaders & changemakers. Our Catalyst Summit – is a 3-day online event – followed by up to six months mentoring from a woman working in sustainability. We are also run Green Career skills masterclasses & other short courses.

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Catalyst Summit

Why Women?

Gender inequality remains a key challenge. Britain has one of the worst records on gender equality at work, and men continue to fill the majority of the highest paid and most senior roles. Women also continue to be under-represented in leadership roles, in particular, those that influence policy. Yet, as identified by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, gender equality is key to creating an inclusive and sustainable world.

By 2030…

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment. “Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population — and they are on the frontlines — often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution.”

Our Funders
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Who We Are
Catalyse Change CIC has three directors, we are:
Traci Lewis, Director

Traci Lewis

Green project manager

Traci has been delivering sustainability change programmes – for the past 20 years – with diverse range of people from organic farmers, Local Authorities to community groups. She now runs her own business Sustain-Live Consulting, helping other purpose-led women to start-up & grow successful social businesses. She lives in Bristol with her teenage daughter and enjoys good food, festivals & camping in Devon. She also leads the Women in Sustainability Bristol hub.

Helen Taylor, One Blue Marble

Helen Taylor

Partnerships

Helen is a Food Technologist turned environmentalist. She worked with several top food brands before joining the Soil Association in 1999, to lead their organic certification and Business Development teams. She later ran the organisation’s events and took over the charity’s fundraising. In 2010 Helen became Ambassador for Ecotricity and was CEO of its football club, Forest Green Rovers, when first promoted into the league. In 2018 she founded One Blue Marble to help environmentally-focussed organisations fulfil their full potential.

Julie Ellison

Social Enterprise (non-exec)

Julie is a passionate advocate of social enterprise, starting her first social venture in the 1980s! After completing an MBA she specialised in social enterprise business support and was MD of Social Enterprise Works CIC. Julie now delivers enterprise education to students in Higher Education and contributing to the development of an ecosystem of support for social entrepreneurship. She now also runs her own social enterprise Make It Studios – a shared enterprise and workhub – in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Advisory Board

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Events & Programmes

Catalyst Programme: Mentors & Speakers

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Catalyst Summit (online programme)

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Catalyst Programme: Green Education & Careers

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My Green Career

Tips for your Green Career

Zoe Montgomery shares Tips for your Green Career – curated from our online course – to help you find your own dream job and pathway for making a difference in the world. What is a green job Friends of the Earth define a green job as “jobs that have a focus on either reducing carbon emissions, restoring nature or making similar environmental improvements.” But they can also be much broader than this. Whilst there is no overarching definition for a…

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mentoring young women

Why should I have a mentor?

As part of our Catalyst Summit, we offer a mentoring programme where you are paired with a woman working in sustainability. This allows you to gain advice and support from someone with experience in the industry to help you on your journey, whether education, career or well-being related. In this blog we explore what this involves, the benefits and help answer the questions ‘Why Should I Have a Mentor?’ Our mission is to work towards gender equity and that involves…

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Emily, green career

Catalyst Voices: My first green job

Emily is from Sheffield and works as an Admin & Communications Coordinator for the Sheffield Climate Alliance. She is also volunteering for us at Catalyse Change, helping us with our digital communications and social media. Here she tells us about her journey to getting her first green job. Tell us a bit about your educational background. I’ve always been more interested in humanities subjects, rather than science-related subjects that might lead more naturally into a climate career, and before I…

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Catalyse Change Ambassadors

Welcome to our new Ambassadors

Welcome to our new Catalyse Change Ambassadors! We are so delighted that some of our fabulous alumni – who  previously attended our Catalyst Summit programme –  will be helping us to inspire and empower other young women – to be sustainability leaders & change makers. They have all shared why they want to be an ambassador and the importance of helping us to further our mission. “I am a Catalyse Change ambassador to promote the benefits of your work, as…

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Partner With Us
Catalyse Change increases the opportunities for young women to pursue sustainable futures by partnering with organisations and individuals to build a network of support.

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By partnering with us, you get to:

Access a growing and diverse network of dynamic young women, set to be the next generation of sustainability leaders and changemakers.
 
Make a real difference to the futures of young women, and mark yourself out as a leader for progress.
 
Train mentors with the skills to guide young women along their career paths, while fostering mutual understanding between the young women and your organisation.
 
Increase your brand recognition with the most connected, socially minded, and environmentally conscious generation in history.

Opportunities to partner with us include:

Supporting more young women to gain access to our programme content – both in person and online.
 
Producing content designed around your organisation and brand.
 
Offering to mentor a young woman, or working with us to develop a mentoring scheme tailored to your organisation.
 
Supporting you to identify suitable interns, and opportunities to develop pathways to internships that are unique to your organisation.

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Catalyse Change CIC
131b Cromwell Rd
Bristol
BS6 5EX

M 07870 268 654

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