Our Mission

To cultivate a statewide network of empowered women who engage and promote leadership in the environmental community.


Our Vision

A strong, diverse network of Alaska women leading the environmental community and inspiring future generations.  


Our Goals

  1. Bring diverse women of Alaska together to provide a forum for conversation, inspiration, and action.
  2. Reach out to women in a non-exclusive manner.
  3. Cultivate leadership and skill building opportunities for Alaska women.

Our History

AWEN was formed in 1994, inspired by the national Women in Conservation Leadership conference. Peg Tileson and Martha Levenslaer (the founders of AWEN) were determined to foster and support women's leadership development in Alaska.