Listen to an inspiring podcast about women and leadership in the Australian environment movement. In this episode co-founder of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) Judy Lambert is interviewed by the current director of WELA, Victoria McKenzie-McHarg. They discuss Judy’s experience in many roles as well as her vision of a multilayered movement which features a diversity of people, skills and knowledge.
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Judy Lambert AM
Judy is a passionate environmental advocate and collaborator. She helped found the NSW Wilderness Society, and was National Liaison Officer for The Wilderness Society in Canberra. She became a consultant to the Federal Environment Minister and co-founded an environmental consulting business, Community Solutions. She was the first national campaign coordinator and policy coordinator for the Australian Greens and was elected to Manly Council, and has held leading roles in many community environmental groups.
Judy sees herself as someone who sees a need and fills the gap by stepping in. She places strong emphasis on working with people, and operates on respect and trust based on sound, fact-based argument. She has been instrumental in the governance and foundations of WELA since it was conceived.
Victoria is the Strategic Director of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA), bringing 15 years of experience as a climate campaign manager to the role. She is the immediate past Chair of the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA), and a Steering Committee member of the Forrest Gateway to the Otways project.
Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is empowering, supporting and funding women’s leadership for our environment and climate action, in order to transform Australia’s response to these crises. Find out more about WELA.
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