Webinar | Women in Conservation Part 2
What unique challenges do women in conservation face? How can women better manage ‘imposter syndrome’? Is perfectionism a form of self-sabotage? Can women have it ALL – career, personal and family life?
Explore the barriers and opportunities for the women who’ve dedicated their careers to conserving ‘mother Earth’! Join us for Women in Conservation Part 2 – a free webinar with guests Kirsty Crawford and Laura Cuppage of & another thing, an honest place for conservation issues, and British/Turkish TV Researcher, Sevim Yildiz.
During this webinar you’ll learn:
- What are imposter syndrome and self-sabotage?
- Top tips to help you manage imposter syndrome.
- How can perfectionism be a form of self-sabotage? What is ‘good enough’ and how do you learn to say ‘no’?
- How women with increasing opportunities can do it ALL – career, personal and family life?
- How to better help the planet by sustaining yourself.
Watch the webinar | Women in Conservation
Meet our guest speakers
Kirsty currently works for the Marine Conservation Society, as the Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager for Scotland, managing hundreds of dedicated volunteers and delivering ocean-based conservation outreach.
She has taken a few different paths: from her undergraduate in Journalism and Creative Writing, a Performing Arts Diploma and years spent in London as a professional performer. To internships with the BBC Natural History Unit, roles at London Zoo, Buglife, The Conservation Volunteers, then finally graduating with an MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation.
She is passionate about being ‘more than one thing’ in life and advocating for the impact of environmental education through many different sectors.
After graduating with a BA Hons Textile for Fashion and Interiors Degree, Laura has worked in many different industries. It was in her role at ZSL London Zoo where she entered into the world of conservation. She worked as a Presenter and then Live Interpretation Developer, writing engaging educational content to deliver to audiences live. She also undertook freelance illustration work for ZSL including the artwork for worldwide animal adoption packs.
After leaving the zoo in 2019, Laura now uses her artwork as a way of connecting others to the natural world through art lessons with fundraising and outreach organisations such as Wild Life Drawing, The Conservation Volunteers and ZSL. She believes everyone can be a conservationist even if they don’t work in the sector. As long as they have passion, they are still important in the fight for change.
Sevim is a British/Turkish TV Researcher, also known as Panda! A big nature nerd who loves learning new things, Sevim loves to inspire people and share enthusiasm for the natural world. Her biggest passion is to delve into the documentary industry and be a part of making inspirational documentaries for people to watch.
Sevim graduated with a BA in Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production.
Recently she worked for BBC Earth on the children’s book for Seven World’s, One Planet.
Sevim has worked with rescued big cats and provided enrichment for lions in Spain, and conducted research on species surveying and population management in the Amazonian Rainforest.
Sevim is the sole content creator of her own nature and wildlife podcast (BeCuriousBeingsPodcast). She does outreach, research, schedules guests, edits, releases, and is looking into merchandise and website making!
She has produced and directed her own short films, been part of a Twitter live talk about the Amazon rainforest and the impacts of human interventions, and collaborated with other podcasters and Nature’s Gold Magazine.
She is currently working on a natural history three-part, mini-landmark series for Smithsonian in America and Canada, whilst taking guests for her podcast.
Resources | Women in Conservation
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Find more information, support, safe places for discussion and top tips with these resources:
- & another thing
- Psychology Today | Imposter Syndrome
Understanding and overcoming imposter syndrome.
- Harvard Business Review | Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome
“The answer to overcoming imposter syndrome is not to fix individuals, but to create an environment that fosters a number of different leadership styles and where diversity of racial, ethnic, and gender identities is viewed as just as professional as the current model.”
- Netflix | Explained | Why Women Are Paid Less
“Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the cultural norms at the center of the worldwide gender pay gap, including the ‘motherhood penalty.'”
- Out of Hours | Side Projects
Championing passion projects, creativity and authenticity.
- The Women’s Room (TV / Radio experts)
“Are you a woman? Are you an expert in your field? Do you feel under-represented in the media?” Join 2500+ women already signed up as experts!
- Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast | #337 Natalie Lue: Making Your Own Career Ladder\
Questioning what even *is* a career ladder nowadays, and how to build your own with Natalie Lue, author and podcaster who helps people-pleasers and perfectionists become more of who they really are and achieve what they want to achieve.
- Happy Place Podcast | Caitlin Moran
Evolving feminism, exploring the benefits of social media in amplifying women’s voices, and more.
- A Focus On Nature | Mentoring
Mentorship, events, discounted training and community
- Women in Sustainability
“A Powerful Collective of Women Changing The World.”
- Women in Nature Network
“A global network of women in conservation.”
- The British Federation of Women Graduates
An inclusive organisation of women with degrees or equivalent qualifications.
Find more resources at Women in Conservation Part 1.
Resources at Conservation Careers
We’ve created careers advice interviews, ultimate guides, webinars and more to help you navigate your own successful career in conservation.
- Celebrating Diversity in Conservation
An initiative to share careers advice from professional conservationists from every corner of the planet. Our ultimate goal is to showcase conservationists from each and every country worldwide!
- Webinar | Confidence and Imposter Syndrome
Learn from Dean Coomer of Chimp Management, which helps people working in all walks of life get the best out of themselves and others, using ‘The Chimp Model’.
- 15 Key Conservation Jobs | Ultimate Guide for Conservation Job Seekers
Explore the 15 key conservation job types to understand where you might fit in (even if it feels like you don’t). Conservation is much more diverse than you might imagine!
- How to switch careers into conservation | Top ten questions answered
In this Ultimate Guide we answer the top ten questions we get asked at Conservation Careers by career switchers. We also share the advice from some of the key figures in the industry
- Switching careers into conservation | A snapshot of jobs
We monitored conservation jobs worldwide for two weeks to give a snapshot of the opportunities for career switchers and discovered that career switcher skills are often in demand.