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My Green Career Journey so far

Phoebe Barker who came on our Catalyst Bootcamp in 2018 has written us this blog about her green career journey so far. “I’m Phoebe, and I work as the Information and Communication Coordinator for CPRE Avon and Bristol. I’m based in Gloucestershire but commute to Bristol often for work and volunteering. I love walking in nature and getting out in my local countryside and want a career in the third sector.” Can you tell us a bit about your current…

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Our Impact in 2023

Our Impact in 2023

What impact did we have last year? We have just launched our impact report and are sharing a few facts and stats from it here. ➡️We worked directly with 200 catalysts.➡️We ran and took part in 20 events. ➡️76 catalysts attended our Catalyst Summit.➡️62 went on to be mentored by a woman working in sustainability. ➡️ The top 3 benefits from the programme were; Understanding Career & Education Options Skills & Knowledge Confidence. ➡️2 catalysts went on to a work…

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We’re taking bookings for our 2024 Green Career workshops! 

Would your students or team benefit from a Green Career workshop? Catalyse Change CIC has been running transformative sustainability empowerment and green career workshops for young women and non-binary changemakers for over 8 years. We are delighted to be able to offer our most popular workshops more widely, to a range of age groups and genders, both online and in-person. Our core offerings are listed below, they can be adapted to ensure they are right for your community, budget, and…

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Vattenfall Work Placements

Vattenfall is proud to support Catalyse Change, a non-profit organisation with an ambition to inspire, empower and upskill young women as sustainability leaders and changemakers toward a greener society. After Sonya’s address at the Catalyse Change CIC Summit 2023, two interns chose to complete work experience at Vattenfall Heat UK. Here is what they had to say about their experience. What are the main highlights from your work experience at Vattenfall? Working at Vattenfall for these past few weeks has…

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Your Green Career

Your Green Career: An antidote to sustainability job hunt anxiety

Blog by Ruihan Zhu: “There has never been a better time to work in sustainability.” Yet, embarking on a sustainability career can be a thrilling yet daunting journey, especially for young women and non-binary individuals seeking to make a meaningful impact through their work. Your Green Career is an empowering course and community that recognises the need for guidance and support in this niche. Held over a month in November with sessions every Wednesday and Friday, this course aims to…

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What does a Head of Corporate Responsibility do?

Kirsty Green-Mann – Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges-Salmon – shares some insights into her job and career. I’m Head of Corporate Responsibility with Burges Salmon, a UK independent commercial law firm. My role is pretty varied it involves: framing our approach to responsible business to drive performance across environmental, social, and governance issues; contributing to a number of internal committees; oversight of relevant benchmark and award submissions and using them to drive improvements, while building strategic partnerships across our…

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Imogen

My Top 3 Takeaways

Imogen Baines, 22, recent Psychology BSc (Hons) graduate from De Montfort University – shares with us her top 3 takeaways and other learning – from our Catalyst Summit and Mentoring Programme. I am currently working as a Project Coordinator. My dream green career would be to work within an organisation which cherishes our environment. To find purpose in my work and help bring about meaningful change and betterment for our planet & future My Top 3 takeaways 1. Mentoring has…

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Green Internships: What Have We Learnt?

Our new pilot Green Internship & Work Placement programme is now complete! Two catalysts joined ERM for summer placements within the critical resource team and stakeholder engagement team. While three joined Vattenfall Heat UK for a three-week work placement. With training support provided by Burges-Salmon. So what were the objectives of this programme? To support our catalysts on a full sustainability learning journey To provide excellent, relevant and supported sustainability work placements To help bridge the gap between education and…

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© Catalyse Change 2024.

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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