The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak, and sing with us when we are strong. – SARK

 

 

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak, and sing with us when we are strong. – SARK

 

 

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak, and sing with us when we are strong. – SARK

 

 

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak, and sing with us when we are strong. – SARK

 

Your Collective. Your Impact.

Luneer Collective is founded on the belief that the Earth urgently needs more women at the helm on conservation and climate issues in order to build a more sustainable, resilient and just world. This is about more than leveling the playing field–it’s about engaging the best people and resources to maximize every organization’s ability to sustain the planet. It’s about giving women a strong voice in issues that often impact them the most, like the climate crisis. It’s about the tremendous potential for solutions that comes from connecting and empowering a group of smart, diverse women committed to the cause of safeguarding the environment and our future.

Your voice matters–tell us what you think and help shape everything we create for you.

OUR “WHY”

 

    • Because the Planet needs all of us working collectively, and to our fullest potential, to shape a better world.

 

    • Because women care deeply about the planet—they make up the majority of people in conservation organizations, they buy more eco-friendly products, they invest more in green funds—and they deserve a greater say in decisions that impact them, their families, and their communities.

 

    • Because there is power in the pod, in radical collaboration, in sharing stories, in leaning on and learning from a group of diverse, creative, and committed women with whom you share a passion for the planet.

 

 

WHAT WE DO

 

We empower women with the know-how, nurturing and networking they need to come into their own as impactful leaders. In the Collective, we support, connect and cheer each other on. We share stories, strategies and successes of what’s worked for us as leaders. We hold safe space for each other where we can talk about the challenges and fears we face, and draw comfort from knowing we are not alone. We are building an inclusive, diverse and open community to lift women up at all stages in their conservation careers.

MEET SHARON RYAN, CEO & FOUNDER

 

Hi, I’m Sharon. As a fisherman’s daughter growing up in outport Newfoundland, I was always out combing the rugged hills and rocky shorelines, enjoying the wild beauty of ‘this place.’ As I moved out into the world (as islanders are wont to do), I carried with me my deeply rooted sense of place as I embarked a successful, fulfilling life and career in other special places like the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. There, I led and collaborated with talented teams doing valuable work in conservation, research, communications and education.

 

My work’s been recognized by others at times: I’m a recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Education Award for outstanding achievements in education, and was part of teams at two different organizations that won the prestigious BBVA Biodiversity Award for Conservation in Latin America. I hold a bachelor of arts,  a bachelor of public relations, a master’s in environmental education and communications (#lifelonglearner), and completed the Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation program at ICA Associates Canada, a global leader in training professional facilitators.

 

These days, I channel my energy into facilitating group meetings and strategic planning processes in science and conservation, and supporting  women in leadership e.g. recently as program chair and planning committee member of the University of Florida’s Inspiring Women Leaders Conference in 2019 and 2020. Through the Luneer Collective, I am very excited about empowering, connecting and uplifting women who work with their hearts, minds and hands to sustain our planet. I believe that the more women and diversity we have in leadership roles, the better, brighter and greener the world will be for everyone.

 

When not facilitating or in the Collective, I can be found hanging with my partner Andrew, a marine biologist with whom I share a deep love of the ocean (pun intended), two wonderful kids (our ‘trouts’), and our dog Luna of the soulful eyes and street-dog-at-heart nature.

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