Rachel Comte is pleased to be involved in the formation of the Women's Forest Congress! As a woman in forestry and a partner in a woman-owned business, she is excited for this opportunity to support other women in the industry, share information, and mentor (and encourage) the younger generation of women entering the industry.
The Women’s Forest Congress is a newly formed network of women working and interested in all facets of forestry, with the initial goal of gathering in 2022 for an in-person Congress.
The need for this organization has been made clear from the initial interest - the first gathering session last year (virtual, of course) attracted an impressive 600 women! Attendance at ongoing networking events remains strong. “I want to be a part of this because I believe in it,” says Rachel. “A woman’s perspective is important in an industry that typically attracts men. It allows us to think about forestry in new ways. My business partner Jenny Gulick and I are proud to be associated with this movement, with a commitment to paving the way for other women.”