About Beyond Fencelines: Women in Ranching Confluence 2020
Join us at WLA’s first Women in Ranching Confluence!
A (virtual) gathering November 13-15, 2020
An inspiring and empowering gathering for anyone looking to make a Big Leap or take small steps into leadership in land stewardship, whether on your ranch, in your community, or beyond.
At this critical juncture, the face of rural leadership is changing. Women have always played a vital role in the care and stewardship of our lands, but in our traditional ranching communities, women’s work has historically been hidden work. Today, there are more women inheriting, acquiring, managing, studying, and in other ways stepping up and out as aspiring leaders in agriculture. WinR is expanding its reach with a core belief that investing in women means investing in strong rural communities, improved land stewardship and increased collaborative and creative approaches in the West.
Join us on this incredible journey, inspiring and supporting, connecting and growing an intricate network of resilient social capital!
Registration includes membership in the Western Landowners Alliance!
Key Note Speakers
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a coaching and consulting firm bringing social and environmental entrepreneurs more impact in their work and joy in their lives.
As an entrepreneur and serial non-profit Executive Director, Nikki has invited thousands of leaders and hundreds of business and organizations into more in-depth conversations around the intersection of ecology, economy, and social equity. Her wide-ranging career has taken her from presentations at the White House and negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency to intimate workshops with local businesses and small retail organizing. A nationally recognized thought leader and international keynote speaker, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans.
Nikki has a master's degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Oakland, with her husband and son.