Women in Forestry 2023
March 7, 2023 at
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that leverages four interconnected pillars of work: standards, conservation, community, and education. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and governments. Collaborating with our network, we leverage SFI-certified forests and products as powerful tools to help solve sustainability challenges such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity, education of future generations, and sustainable economic development.
The women who are part of our staff, network of partners, SFI Board and Educational Operating Committee, SFI-certified organizations, and many other facets of our work show the value of SFI’s commitment to gender equality and a diverse and resilient workforce. Building a diverse and resilient workforce is one of the ways SFI celebrates the principles behind International Women’s Day every day.
SFI is also committed to building and promoting forest-focused collaborations rooted in recognition and respect for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and traditional knowledge. We firmly believe that inclusive, collaborative approaches to policy, program and relationship development lead to real progress on the ground and a positive difference in people’s lives. Read more about SFI’s Indigenous Relations Commitment.
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Mentor future forestry leaders
The Project Learning Tree Canada Green Mentor program is a dynamic short-term program that connects young adults (ages 18–30) with seasoned Green Jobs professionals.
For 2–3 hours a month, mentors can inspire the next generation of green leaders, recruit employees, and gain new perspectives. Mentorship is an important way to foster and inspire the next generation of forestry leaders and build a diverse and resilient workforce by reducing barriers to landing a job.