#SEJ2023 Plenary: Covering Gender and Environment Connections, at Home and Abroad

Event Date: 
April 22, 2023
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Lunch Plenary:
Covering Gender and Environment Connections, at Home and Abroad

Saturday, April 22 | Noon – 2:00 p.m. MT
All welcome!

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Video recording.

The effects of climate change are increasing the vulnerability of women and LGTBQ people to health hazards, forced migration, food insecurity and sexual exploitation. At the same time, women and LGTBQ people in the United States are facing unprecedented challenges to their rights. More positively, increasing gender equity and engaging women in conservation can improve climate resilience and public lands stewardship. And the demand for engineers for the coming energy transition will require dramatically increasing the number of women and LGTBQ folks in STEM fields. How can we accurately and sensitively cover the connections between climate and gender, and how they intersect in people’s lives, both here in the U.S. and abroad?

Moderator: Jen Christensen, Writer/Producer, CNN’s Health & Climate Unit and National Board Secretary, NLGJA the LGBTQ Journalists Association


  • Verona Collantes, Senior Gender Specialist, Global Environmental Facility (invited)
  • Jina Dhillon, Director of Technical Excellence, Ipas
  • Ally Orr, Business Intelligence Analyst, Applied Materials and Founder, Women in STEM, Medicine, and Law Scholarship
  • Amy Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief, Critical Frequency

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