A view of under-representation at COP26: When you’re not invited to the party – hold your own?

A view of under-representation at COP26: When you’re not invited to the party – hold your own?

As the UK Climate Conference COP26 starts, our hope for progress against the climate challenge is dented by the lack of participant diversity. The campaign organisation She Changes Climate, says that only 2 in 12 senior participants at COP are women. As an innovation-driven organisation, we know that it is so much more difficult to come up with fresh solutions using homogenous ways of doing and being. We are asking “What could be possible if we took alternate approaches to exploring climate possibilities?”

“…it is proposed that a form of free dialogue may well be one of the most effective ways of investigating the crisis which faces society, and indeed the whole of human nature and consciousness today” David Bohm

In a new dialogue series She Leads Change will offer an opportunity for a more diverse approach. Together, we will view the climate challenge through different lenses. These are lenses that are often associated with the feminine and many indigenous cultures. In this beautifully curated 3-part series, you will be able to step-away from the figures, the apocalyptic perspective and bring in empathy, deep time and love of nature.

Everyone is welcome. Come, speak, listen and lets find a that beautiful world we know is possible. Together.

This is an opportunity to calibrate our understanding of leadership against one of the most important issues facing humanity, at a time when it is high on the global and organisational agenda. A bonus is the session structure – curated dialogue is a great technique to explore difficult topics – and this will have professional application.

The first conversation is on Monday 8th November 2021 from 4-6pm (GMT). Follow-up conversations are 29th November and 13th December.

We look forward to hearing your voice!

Registration is essential, contribution is optional: RSVP here

We thank Reboot the Future, and She Changes Climate and 6heads for their support in this initiative.

More on the issue – see Bonnie Chui’s great article here.