Watch | Daughters for Earth Co-founder Zainab Salbi at Bioneers 2022

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.