Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo became C40’s first female chair in 2016, she was determined to address the lack of women leaders in the climate action movement.
It’s a fact: women are chronically underrepresented at decision-making
tables around the world. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of government, we know that women’s voices are not adequately heard or valued in critical conversations about solving today’s most pressing challenges, even those
that impact them the most.
To answer this problem, Mayor Hidalgo’s created C40’s Women4Climate Initiative which celebrates today’s women leaders and works to support, inspire, and empower the next generation to reach their
fullest potential. Through our annual conference and mentorship programme, we aim to lift up the voices of young women who are working to create the inclusive, sustainable future we all deserve.