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Insights and tips from remarkable women leaders and innovators - from business, policy, science, the arts - who are transforming our world - Energy and sustainability - Career advice too.

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Apr 12, 2022

“I co-founded Daughters For Earth, a collaborative effort between philanthropists and climate activists and women's rights activists to get together…to mobilize women and to put more resources into the hands of women. 70% of who is going to be impacted by climate disasters, such as displacement and food security, are women. Women are actually pivotal in two major solutions for climate change, which is to protect and preserve 50% of earth and to shift to regenerative agriculture…(but They are not being invited to the negotiating tables. As a matter of fact, not much is talked about women's pivotal role… and we are here to change it.” Zainab Salbi on Electric Ladies Podcast Women are both the most at risk from climate change disasters and pivotal to the solutions, because they are front and center in their communities, and the primary caregivers of families. Women are starting and running small nonprofits to help address these issue, some of whom have been guests on Electric Ladies Podcast. Now, four powerful women have come together to pool their resources, networks and know-how to mobilize $100 million to support women social entrepreneurs addressing climate change. It’s called Daughters For Earth. Listen to Zainab Salbi, a cofounder of Daughters for Earth explain their work to Electric Ladies Podcast host Joan Michelson in this inspiring interview.  Zainab is the Founder and former CEO of the powerful nonprofit Women to Women International that raised about $150 million to help women in conflict zones.

You’ll hear about:

  • Why they are committed to helping women climate entrepreneurs across industries, not just nonprofits.
  • The three areas they are focusing on for their grants – these are not loans, but grants.
  • How they are helping the women of Ukraine, leveraging Zainab’s powerful network that supports women in conflict zones.
  • How you can help support these women entrepreneurs through Daughters For Earth
  • Plus, insightful career advice ….

“My biggest advice is prioritize. I really, really prioritize your wellbeing as interconnected to whatever you're working on. If you want people to be happy, you've got to be happy. If you are working on people to be healthy, you've got to be healthy. If you want people to be prosperous and well financially, you've got to be prosperous and well financially. it cannot be discrepancy between what you desire and what you're treating yourself….and be proactive about addressing that because that makes all the difference in your life and for your career, but in your life.”

Zainab Salbi on the Electric Ladies podcast

Read Joan’s related Forbes articles here too.

You’ll also want to listen to:

  • Rosemary Atieno, Women Climate Centers International, on how she is transforming rural communities by helping women solve daily challenges in climate-friendly ways
  • Lara Ramdin, Chief Innovation Officer, Dole Sunshine Company
  • Sandrine Dixson, Co-president of the Club of Rome (global leaders) and Ambassador to the Climate
  • Keefe Harrison, CEO, The Recycling Partnership, helping local communities ramp up recycling
  • Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”

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