20 Mar '17, 10am

Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities

Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities

As a woman who has chronicled the technology business for close to three decades (ahem), I’m used to being at briefings where the gender demographics are way out of balance and I am decidedly in the minority. So I must admit feeling an unusual kinship with the mostly female audience at last week’s inaugural Women4Climate conference in snowy New York City — although the event’s rallying cry about the need to protect vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change is one that people of all genders, ages and ethnicities really should hear. “As women, we know all too well that the powerful often seek to silence our voices when we speak out to protect the most vulnerable in our communities,” Anne Hidalgo, the first mayor of Paris and chairwoman of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, said in a statement prepared for the gathering at Columbia University. “We are he...

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