Preparing for summer - Women’s leadership for bushfire resilience

Start: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

End: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

An online panel discussion Q&A hosted by Women's Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA).

Women play a critical yet often overlooked role in how communities are preparing for and responding to bushfires. With climate change significantly increasing the threat of bushfires, how can we better understand, value and encourage womens’ leadership in all its forms so that all threatened communities can become bushfire adapted and resilient communities?

This panel discussion will bring together three leaders in bushfire preparedness, response and resilience to explore the unique contributions of women to bushfire resilience.


  • Amanda Lamont, co-founder of the Women in Emergencies Network

  • Jessica Wegener, Co-Chair of the Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation

  • Jo Dodds, Councillor Bega Shire Council, Founder of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action

The discussion will be moderated by Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Strategic Director of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) and delivered via Zoom.

Event by
Libby Harper
Pascoe Vale, Australia
Sponsored by