How can the culture of leadership change?

WHEELHOUSE

INSTITUTE

2016-2019

 

Wheelhouse Institute is a growing network of women working together to fulfill their leadership potential. Founded by Nina Elder and Twila Moon in 2016, Wheelhouse brings together visionaries in art, science, and communication to address climate and environment. Through skills development and community-building cohorts, the organization fosters collaborative leadership and professional careers defined by stability, sustainability, and breadth.

This project is made possible by the Art Works program at the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harper Arts Touring Fund, New Pathways Alaska, the Juneau Community Foundation through the contributions of the Machamer Fund, the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, the Gustavus Public Library, and Hoonah City Schools.

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Called to action by climate change and environmental injustice - issues that demand diverse skills and inspired, motivated leadership - scientist Dr. Twila Moon and artist/activist Nina Elder founded the Wheelhouse Institute in 2018. Wheelhouse addresses a serious need in women’s professional development, a need for facilitated peer-to-peer networking and structure to guide women in identifying, sharing, and applying their skills. As we face climate and environment challenges, women are leading the way in developing new community-to-community partnerships. But it is difficult to forge new paths without a network of support and connection. Wheelhouse supports women pushing past linear, disciplinary paths to create lasting impact. Learn more.

 

COHORT

The Wheelhouse Founding Fellows gathered during 2018-2019 to envision the future of Wheelhouse, prototype our activities and program design, and build a foundational network. Wheelhouse is thankful for their incredible contributions and leadership, and we are so excited for their continued involvement across the organization. 

 

  • Fiona McDonald, PhD

Professor of Community, Culture, and Global Studies

University of British Columbia

  • Sylvia Johnson

Documentary Filmmaker

  • Julia Rosen, PhD

Science Reporter, LA Times

  • Heidi Roop, PhD

Lead Scientist for Science Communication

University of Washington 

 

PRESS

Wheelhouse Institute generated some good press during its founding years. 

 

 
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