I was pleased as punch to be elected to the Board of Directors for WOCAN. Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) is a global non-profit organisation working out of San Francisco and is dedicated to making demonstrable, measurable change in women’s lives. It is a globally networked organisation that focuses on women’s leadership development and policy advocacy, particularly women who work in rural settings in developing countries.
For three years from 2014 I contributed my experience and passion to help this organisation achieve its ambitious goals. I helped develop the next stage of the organisation’s strategy focusing on rolling out the W+ Standard, a certificate scheme aimed at rewarding projects that create measurable improvements in women’s lives: for example, renewable energy technologies, time and labour saving devices, forest and agriculture activities and employment opportunities.