Giving Compass’ Take:
• Feminine leadership can help address issues in climate change and propel the clean energy movement forward. Here are three traits of female leadership that current leaders could benefit from.
• Organizations mentioned in the article, such as The Solutions Project, are working toward aggressive climate action, and bolster female leadership. But how can we ensure current climate leaders are diversifying hiring practices or changing leadership roles?
• Learn more about supporting female environmental leaders of color.
Feminine leadership is essential to solving society’s largest, intractable challenges, according to Sarah Shanley Hope, executive director of the Solutions Project.
The Solutions Project is a small but mighty organization. It popularized “100% clean energy” as a unifying slogan for climate action, thanks to its strategic approach and powerful star power. The founders include actor Mark Ruffalo and academic Mark Jacobson, who have leveraged their rarefied connections, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Cheadle.
A new report from the organization suggests that female representation in clean energy media coverage is on the rise: It notes that articles quoting women doubled in 2019, jumping to 42 percent, up from 21 percent in 2018.
Whatever your gender, here are three feminine traits leaders should embrace to more effectively address climate change and the energy transition.
- Flexibility is required for unprecedented transformation Our largest unpredictable problems — such as addressing climate change, transitioning to 100 percent clean energy or addressing a virus pandemic — require the capacity to navigate change and unexpected nonlinear situations.
- Innovation comes from diverse perspectives Logically, a diversity of people will lead to a diversity of ideas at a time when we urgently need more tools in our toolbox to address climate change.
- Collaboration leads to stronger solutions The clean energy transition and bending the emissions curve require coordinated and intentional collaboration across nations, communities, sectors and industries.
Read the full article about feminine leadership by Sarah Golden at GreenBiz.
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