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Helping young women secure jobs which save the planet!

New work experience opportunities for female change makers COP26 in Glasgow amplified the urgency for decisive action on our climate and ecological crisis. Now, more than ever, we need young people who are inspired, empowered and skilled to help keep global temperatures below 2C. To support this Catalyse Change are launching a new work experience programme for young women – 18-24 yrs – in partnership with ERM, Vattenfall and Burges-Salmon. We will provide sustainability work placements and training next year…

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Green Periods

Want to have Green Periods?

Georga Mcnally – a Catalyse Change Ambassador – has written us this great blog from our masterclass last month on Green Periods. Jess Gitsham – WEN & City to Sea Ambassador – led this for us during Environmenstrual Week. What is environmenstrual WEEK & why is it important? Environmenstrual campaigning aims to raise awareness about the environmental and chemical dangers of conventional period products whilst also promoting the use of organic and reusable products. Lack of education and negative societal…

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Traci Lewis, Bristol

Let’s Explore Female Entrepreneurship

To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – and other similar initiatives this month – Kara Bennett interviewed Traci Lewis, co-founder & director of Catalyse Change. As November marks National Career Development Month 2021, it feels fitting that we focus on the subject of Female Entrepreneurship. A career path that is becoming more and more appealing in a post pandemic world. The global pandemic has exposed the uncertainties and vulnerabilities of career choices which we once felt offered security and guarantees. Perhaps…

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Catalyst Summit 21

What was the Catalyst Summit like?

Our online Catalyst Summit this summer was a great success. But don’t just take our word for it, here is a summary of the feedback from our follow-up survey. Starting off with how our catalysts would describe it to a friend. “It is a great platform to meet people who share your passions. A very welcoming atmosphere where you are encouraged to speak honestly.” “Great if you want to meet other changemakers, and get some mentoring support for you own…

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Pico

My Green Career in Sustainable Fashion

Megan Mckinry has written us a great blog this month all about careers in sustainable fashion. If you were lucky enough to join us last month for our My Green Sustainable Fashion Career masterclass, in collaboration with the first ever Sustainable Fashion Week, you will recall meeting Phoebe, one half of Pico, and Naomi Austin, senior lecturer in Fashion Design and Promotion at the University of Sunderland. If you didn’t make it, don’t panic! As we have gathered some key…

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freya

My Sustainability Internship

Freya has written us this blog about her summer sustainability internship. I took part in the Catalyse Change Summit in summer 2020. At the time of signing up I didn’t realise how many doors this would open for me. Looking back, many of the opportunities I have had to volunteer and work in the sustainability industry since then have stemmed from the contacts I made there. This summer I was lucky enough to complete an internship with Twelve Futures having…

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Natashca

So what was it like? Catalyst Summit Review

Natascha shares her experiences of attending our Catalyst Summit – a three day sustainability event – at the end of July. Like many young people, I often worry about the future and what I want to do with my life. I have always been interested in sustainability and social justice, but as I’m going into the second year of a History degree, I often find myself panicking about how I will enter the career I really want. When I stumbled…

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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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Catalyse Change CIC is a social enterprise working to inspire and empower young women for happy, healthy & green careers, communities, and the planet. The directors, Board, and mentors are all women working in sustainability, with a combined wide skill set and expertise, supported by an extensive network of other sustainability professionals who provide expertise and mentoring.

*We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women & non-binary people.

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