Zainab Salbi – Daughters for Earth

As climate change and the destruction of Earth’s lands, waters and wildlife accelerate, women around the world are the most impacted, but they are also very often the frontline warriors fighting to protect our future. Unfortunately, their work and leadership are often not seen, appreciated, or funded. In order to address that marginalization, female leaders in the women’s rights, environmental and philanthropic sectors came together to found Daughters for Earth (under the auspices of the visionary philanthropic organization, One Earth).

A co-founder and leader of this new initiative is Zainab Salbi, a widely celebrated humanitarian, author, thought leader and journalist. When she was 23, she began her trajectory by founding Women for Women International, a groundbreaking organization that helped hundreds of thousands of women survivors of conflicts. Now she has gone on to an illustrious career in media and activism, including Daughters for Earth. Zainab explores the interconnection between our personal search for healing and how we face the challenges of climate change.

This talk was delivered at the 2022 Bioneers Conference.

Zainab Salbi, a celebrated humanitarian, author, and journalist, co-founder of, “Chief Awareness Officer” at, and host of the Redefined podcast, founded Women for Women International, an organization to help women survivors of conflicts, when she was 23, and built the group from helping 30 women to reaching nearly half a million and raising tens of millions of dollars to help them and their families rebuild their lives. The author of several books, including the bestseller, Between Two Worlds and, most recently, Freedom Is an Inside Job, she is also the creator and host of several TV shows, including #MeToo, Now What? on PBS.

Learn more about Zainab Salbi at her website.


Daughters for Earth: Women and the Climate Change Movement

In this panel, Zainab Salbi, Nina Simons, Justin Winters, Kahea Pacheco, and Helena Gualinga explore the impact of climate change on women and how to assure their full inclusion in all climate solutions, how these struggles relate to the personal search for healing, and what it will take to create authentic global change.

Nature + Justice + Women’s Leadership: A Strategic Trio for Effective Change

In this panel from the 2021 Bioneers Conference, Osprey Orielle Lake, Amisha Ghadiali, Naelyn Pike, and host Nina Simons discuss why the combination of honoring, respecting and learning from nature, being motivated by a deep quest for justice, and cultivating the leadership of women can provide a potent, three-pronged strategic path for getting us to a world we want.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson – The Feminist Climate Renaissance: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

A Feminist Climate Renaissance is emerging in the movement for climate justice as women––specifically women of color––are transforming how we approach a life-giving future for all. In this keynote address, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson talks about the emerging Feminist Climate Renaissance and draws on wisdom from an anthology by women climate leaders she co-edited with Katharine Wilkinson, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.

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