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Women, Girls and the Environment

". . . expanding opportunities, bringing more women into leadership roles, and welcoming those changes are essential to meeting the challenges we face today. I hope that all of you, as leaders in your own communities, will take every opportunity to support this transformation. I hope you will encourage your daughters and your students to consider new fields and to explore them to the fullest."

Former Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

Women and the Environment White House Summit

In 2012, EPA and the White House hosted the first Women and the Environment Summit.  The second annual event will take place at the White House on March 21, 2013.  Senior leaders from EPA, other federal agencies and organizations will engage with more than 100 women in two panels and six action workshops.  They will discuss the continuing need for women to take an active role in protecting our health and our natural environment.

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2013 White House Women and the Environment Summit

We are pleased to announce the 2013 White House Summit on Women and the Environment will take place on March 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.  More than 100 women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will gather to discuss the role of women in the environment.


Through EPA’s partnership with Disruptive Women, a subsidiary of Amplify Public Affairs, the Agency produced two e-books as a result of last year’s Women and the Environment this summit.  This year, we plan to produce two more e-books.  Stay tuned for more information. Last year’s e-books are Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Asthma and Health and the Environment

Tweets from the 2013 White House Women and the Environment Summit

Meeting Materials

2013 Videos

Videos from the 2nd Annual White House Women and the Environment Summit coming soon. 

2013 Photos

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