Women’s Earth Alliance Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director
Melinda Kramer is an accomplished social entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and nonprofit founder and director. She has worked around the world at the intersection of environmental sustainability, women's economic development, and gender justice. In 2005, she and her colleagues set out to bridge the resource gap for grassroots women tackling our world’s most critical environmental and climate challenges. What began as a small convening of 30 women climate leaders from 26 countries grew into Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), an 18-year organization and thriving global network, empowering the critical work of 25,000 grassroots women environmental entrepreneurs and climate leaders. WEA has been recognized as a top non-profit in the Huffington Post in the field of entrepreneurship, awarded a United Nations Association Global Citizen Award, and has been featured in publications like GRIST, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, Regeneration, and Jane Fonda’s climate book What Can I Do. Kramer is a co-founder of the Global Women’s Water Initiative and an Ambassador in Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Initiative.