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“After 17 years in the union movement, I’m new coming to this space. Without WELA I’m not sure how my first year in this incredible, diverse, complex and important movement would have turned out. The women who run and participate in this course all have so much to offer and I am grateful for the opportunity to have met them all and to now have them in my life-long journey in this movement.”
“WELA is playing a crucial role in transforming the environment movement to be a stronger, more successful force to face the increasing challenges in creating a sustainable future. The wealth of knowledge and experience of the WELA reference group is being carefully passed on to the current generation of present and emerging women leaders to ensure we know and build on our own strengths, learn from those who have gone before us, benefiting our campaigns and causes. The WELA retreats are a perfect balance of new content, tools, lessons as well as space to reflect, try new things, strategise, learn, grow and build community. I’m leaving WELA not just as a more leaderful change agent but one with a powerful network of inspiring, supportive women for years to come.”
“My WELA sisters have been with me as I navigate life in parliament and post-politics. The facilitators and various cohorts have formed such a strong and supportive community. It is the kind of love and inspiration that keeps each of us paying it forward as activists.”
“It is fantastic to stake stock, one year since my WELA fellowship. To recognise the Council policy and funding implementation wins we have had that WELA gave me the ambition and boldness to strive for. As well as the support systems and campaign collaborations that have been set up to further deep and long term life affirming change. I went from doubting myself and feeling paralysed by overwhelm and frayed by the diversity of issues, to focus my campaign strategy and actions. I’ve also been able to recognise my unique and genuine gifts as a leader.”