Catalyst Summit & Mentoring

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Our new programme will launch in April 2024. Contact to join the waiting list and Instagram for more regular updates.

Are you feeling worried about your future and that of our Planet?
Do you want to make a difference but are unsure how to do it?
Are you looking to find your purpose and grow your confidence?

Join our Sustainability Empowerment & Green Careers programme 

Who is it for?

Young women and non-binary people aged 18-30 who want a career in climate and social impact.

Why should you attend?
  • You feel worried about your future and the state of our planet.
  • You want to help save the world but don’t know how to do it.
  • You don’t feel like you have the confidence or skills.
  • You want to be part of a like-minded peer community.
What’s it all about?

The online Catalyst Summit kicks off our six-month programme. The summit provides a friendly and interactive space for you to ask and solve the critical questions:

  • what if all citizens were empowered and involved in decision-making processes for a greener, fairer world?
  • what if social justice and intersectionality were as important for sustainability as the environment & climate action?
  • what if our energy systems were low carbon and set up to deliver net zero by 2030?
  • what if I had the confidence and skills to help make that change?

You will hear from a range of sustainability professionals and participate in group exercises to learn more about key sustainability issues and the ‘softer’ skills for employability, including teamwork, problem-solving, and clearer communication. You will improve your self-confidence and learn how to manage anxiety and stress effectively.


The Catalyst Summit is followed by up to six months of sustainability mentoring.

You will be matched with a professional woman working in sustainability, and they will help you:

  • Define your vision and pathway into a green career.
  • Learn about the education and career opportunities available to you.
  • Build an understanding of your personal strengths and interests.
  • Gain inspiration as you learn about career paths in sustainability and low-carbon economy.
  • Learn tools for improving your confidence and personal resilience.
How Do I book?

The next Catalyst Summit is in July 2024

Please email to be added to the wait list for when applications go live.

Why should I attend?

  • Grow your confidence & find your purpose – be inspired and empowered.
  • Excellent networking opportunity – meet sustainable businesses and new professional contacts.
  • Benefit from sustainability mentoring – to help guide your change-maker journey for up to six months.
  • Join our Catalyst Community – make new like-minded friends.
  • Monthly meetups & green masterclasses – so you can stay connected and supported throughout.



“I would say that the Catalyst Summit is a great way to gain focus around what your goals and interests are within the sustainability sector. If you want to work in the sustainability sector or learn more about existing opportunities and you don’t know where to start, this is an excellent starting point!” 
“You’ll realise your potential as change makers in the world, and you’ll become inspired by the immense amount of people you meet in just three days. You’ll gain a new Eco family!”
“It was great! I have got lots of confidence, I believe in myself more, and I know that I am capable of more than I thought. My mentor helped me with tailoring my CV and motivation letter, which helped me get a position at an NGO working on human rights and democratic election.” 
“Encouraging, hopeful and inspiring programme which offers connectedness in uncertain times, inspiration and invaluable knowledge and understanding through learning. Mentoring also provides great guidance.”

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Read more testimonials on our blog:

Catalyst Voices ,  Catalyst Voices 2


Would you like to be a Mentor?

We welcome women working in sustainability to join us as mentors on our programme.

It is a voluntary position—training is provided—that requires up to two hours of your time a month for three to six months.

You and your mentee will decide the exact length of the sustainability mentoring.

We will cover all of this in the training and handbook.

To find out more about the Mentor Programme, read our blog HERE

To express your interest email Traci Lewis


Our Sponsors

We thank our brilliant sponsors and partners who make it all possible:

Strategic Partners: Burges Salmon, Natracare

Sponsors: Freeths, Fit for Purpose Consulting, Green Unlimited, Triodos, Wholegrain Digital, Vattenfall.

Other Supporters: Acre Recruitment, Bidfoods, Schumacher Institute, Women in Sustainability.

Contact: If you would like to get involved as a mentor, sponsor, or other support, please contact Traci Lewis, and follow our journey on INSTAGRAM  #CatalystSummit23

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, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.


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