Interview with Shaira and Shahida - The first episode of our 'Women We Salute' Podcast, interviewing inspiring women who are working and volunteering in the environmental sector. This week we have our Leadership Programme Internship graduates Shaira and Shahida.
"I was happy to find how different we, the interns, were among each other, in terms of cultural background, life paths, and interests, but also how well these all came together to brainstorm ideas, inspire and motivate each other, and join our forces at the events that the WEN team has been running over the past 2 months. To me, this can very well represent on a small scale the value of diversity and co-operation in projects to achieve healthier environments and communities"
Shaheda shares her experiences of being a WEN Intern. "As a British Bangladeshi, it is fundamental that such Internship programmes aim to increase the involvement of under-represented groups in organisations such as WEN. How else can we fulfil our aims to work together, to tackle an issue as big and alien as climate change?"
WEN has kindly received funding from Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls, to develop a transformative leadership programme for eight emerging environmental change-makers in Tower Hamlets.