CCF’s Women in Conservation Leadership Network launches call for steering group members

Post date: 
3 Dec 2017 - 20:15
CCF News

The 'Women in Conservation Leadership Network’ (WICL) was founded in September 2013, and is a sub-group of the Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF). The network has grown year-on-year, and as of December 2017, has around 350 members. The two main focus areas for the network are institutional change and personal empowerment, both facilitated by learning from good practice.

A steering group meets periodically to identify and plan activities for the WICL network, and has also overseen funding submissions on behalf of the network. We are hoping to revitalise the network with more talks, training and social events. In order to do this we are now looking to recruit an additional two to four members to join the steering group – a great opportunity to get involved!

Role of the steering group

The steering group undertakes the following activities on behalf of the network:

  • Reviews and proposes strategy for the development of the CCF WICL network and achievement of its aims;
  • Ensures WICL is making progress on both goals – supporting personal/professional development and achieving institutional change;
  • Mobilises financial and human resources, partnerships and other support for the network;
  • Coordinates activities and keep overview of events and requests for involvement in WICL;
  • Leads organisation of key events and communications with the network during the year;
  • Coordinates with the CCF committee on use of CCF logo / branding activities.

How it is organised

  • The group is drawn from members of the WICL network
  • Steering group membership is open to people of all genders
  • Members from different career stages are encouraged
  • The group meets quarterly at the David Attenborough Building

Time commitment and roles available

  • Commit to participate in the quarterly meetings (at least 2 of 4 meetings during the year)
  • Coordinate at least one event or project per year (to implement together with others)
  • Roles are also available in the organisation of the steering group and/or ongoing operation of the network (e.g. communications, meeting organisation)

Why join?

  • Help us advance the aims of the network by contributing your skills and expertise
  • Find out more about CCF and conservation networks in Cambridge and beyond
  • Expand your experience, contribute your ideas!

To express interest:

Send an email to with a brief background note on yourself, your interest in participating in the steering group, your time availability and any topics you’d particularly like to lead on, along with a brief CV. Responses should be sent by Tuesday December 19th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bryony, Pamela, Ali & Rosie