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Catalyst Summit & Mentoring Programme 2024

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Catalyst Summit and Mentoring 2024

Empowering women for climate careers

🌍Do you want to make a difference through a purpose-led career? Curious about global climate solutions and green career opportunities? But confused about what to do and how?🌍

Then join our online sustainability empowerment and green careers programme which runs from July to November this year.

Who is it for? 

Young women and non-binary changemakers aged 18-30 who want to work in sustainability and make a difference.

Why join us?

  • Feel anxious about your future and that of our planet?
  • Want to make a difference but are unsure how to do it?
  • Need guidance on the different green education and career pathways?
  • Want to find your purpose and grow your confidence?

Catalyst Bootcamp
At one of our in-person events

What does it involve?

Online Catalyst Summit: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. 11th and 18th July

The Catalyst Summit is a transformational and empowering programme that will help you make a difference and land your dream job in sustainability. Join us for inspirational speakers, green careers guidance, and sustainability experts. 

Learn green skills, understand climate career options & pathways, and meet your own mentor to help guide your changemaker journey. 

Grow, learn and be inspired through our transformative women-centered coaching, intergenerational mentoring, and peer group networking. All are informed by the latest climate research, sustainability change strategies, and frameworks

Speakers include Daze Agahji (young climate activist), Bianca Pitt (She Climate), and Rhian Sherrington (Women In Sustainability).

Day 1: Inner Journey: becoming a changemaker

- We set the scene and context for gender equity, intersectionality and women’s empowerment for achieving sustainability.

- Explore what the world needs through global sustainability frameworks using powerful questions through practical fun exercises.

- Find your passion and purpose and learn how to grow your courage and confidence.

- Build your inner changemaker toolkit to help you quickly start and navigate your journey.

- Learn how to build your resilience and turn eco-anxiety into agency and action.

    Day 2: Taking Action: making an impact

    -Be inspired by inspirational women working in sustainability

    -Find out what it’s like to work for a purpose-led organisation or business and how you can do it

    -Meet our mentors and find out how they will support you

    -Learn how to set and achieve goals for your green education and career journey.

    -Choose your future through transformative coaching workshops alongside your new peer network.

    Catalyst Bootcamp 2018
    At one of our in-person Catalyst Bootcamps

     Masterclasses & Meet-ups

    These online masterclasses support your green career and personal development. They also provide guidance, accountability, and the support of a like-minded community.

    1-2 pm 22nd August - The power of community and networking; 

    6-7 pm 18 September - Turn eco-anxiety into agency and action

    1-2 pm 24 October - What is the right climate career for you?

    6-7 pm 20 November - How to get that dream green job.

    The in-person event in Bristol, UK (optional) includes entry to an in-person Graduation and Green Careers event on 6th November in Bristol. As we know, many of you want the opportunity to meet in person; unfortunately, it won’t be a hybrid event, so we cannot provide online access. However, all other events will be held online; this is optional if you can make it.

    We recommend you attend the online sessions in person. However, it isn’t essential, as all sessions are recorded and available until the end of December 2024.

    3 months of Sustainability Mentorship (August – November)
    Following the Catalyst Summit, 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.
    • Set a personal or career goal and be supported to achieve it.
    • 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.

    You will work with your mentor for 3 months from August – November. Agreeing dates and times that work for you both.

    Circle of women in nature
    Out in nature at our in-person Catalyst Bootcamp

    What will I gain from this programme?
    • Grow your confidence & find your purpose – be inspired and empowered.
    • Excellent networking opportunity – meet sustainable businesses & new contacts.
    • One-to-one sustainability mentoring – to help guide your change-maker journey.
    • Monthly meet-ups & masterclasses – stay connected and supported throughout.
    • Learn about green careers & skills – be up-to-date on what employers want.
    • Make new like-minded friends – join a safe space to learn, connect, and have fun.

    Interested? Then Book Your Place Now

    This programme is subsidised; Early Bird tickets start from £99 (booking fee may apply).

    The cost of your ticket covers access to both days for the online Catalyst Summit + 3 months of Mentorship + Online Masterclasses + Place at November’s Graduation and Green Careers event!

    ELIGIBILITY: Aged 18-30, live within Europe, proficient in English language, passionate about climate justice.

    Can't afford a ticket? Free Bursaries Available

    We prize diversity and inclusivity and want to ensure that everyone who wants a place on our programme is given the opportunity. So our FREE sponsored bursaries are prioritised for people from underrepresented and less-advantaged backgrounds.

    If you need a FREE sponsored bursary, Apply Here

    Testimonials - 2023 catalysts

    "I would say that is a great opportunity to get to know yourself, your values and passions as well as meet a range of inspiring women working in different sustainbility sectors." Emily

    There's something really powerful about the Catalyst Summit being a women's/non-binary only space, it's so well tailored to address challenges we face in our personal development (e.g. dealing with imposter syndrome). Everyone is so lovely and supportive, and inspirational to hear so many stories from women fighting the good fight! I think you've really nailed the balance of wellbeing vs sustainability vs networking/sustainable business areas!" anon

    If you feel a bit lost or unsure about your next steps but really want to transform your career for sustainability and you are willing to put in the time and effort - this is one of the best opportunities you'll find to achieve that! Also, it's an amazing community of inspiring women who support and encourage each other to be their best selves and achieve their career goals." Amy

    "The connections made, the insightful discussions allowing me to learn from fellow catalysts and being inspired by people from the industry from the stories of their career journey."  Audrey

    "Have an open mind, and you will learn so much." Ramandeep 

    "A feeling of connectedness and supporting network, inspiration, and motivation. It inspires you to be surrounded by so many like-minded women, and having a mentor to guide you through your journey is a rare opportunity." Rucha

     Our Sponsors & Partners

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

    Strategic Partners: Burges Salmon, Natracare, Wholegrain Digital

    Sponsors: Ecosurety, Freeths, Fit for Purpose Consulting, Greenhouse Communications, Green Unlimited, Triodos, Vattenfall.

    Other Supporters: She Climate, Schumacher Institute, Women in Sustainability.

    If you have any questions about this programme, then please contact programme director Traci Lewis 

    For regular updates and news about it then follow us on Instagram.

    Want to find out more? 

    Then READ our book 'Your Green Career: the handbook for young women and non-binary changemakers'  BUY IT HERE  This book is written by Traci Lewis, co-founder of Catalyse Change, and is based on learning from 8 years of developing and running our sustainability empowerment and green career programmes.

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