February 20, 2020

Lessons Learned Along A Pathway to Leadership

We’d like to share the Zoo Advisors’ video that was presented at the Pathways Africa 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and their Women’s Leadership Training workshop in Limuru, Kenya in mid-February. The focus of the conference was to provide innovative, relevant leadership training for current practitioners to strengthen the next generation of African conservation leaders, particularly women. Zoo Advisors was proud to be a sponsor and support these up and coming leaders.

In this video, Kathy Wagner, Senior Advisor, discusses her personal pathway to leadership where she heralds leading a trip to Kenya as her “Aha!” moment of deciding to dedicate her career to her passion–wildlife conservation. Watch to learn Kathy’s valuable leadership lessons gained through her rising positions, from people skills to personal skills to the importance of community involvement.  

Click here to watch the Pathways to Leadership video.

Zoo Advisors’ contribution aided a Kenyan woman’s participation in this training workshop and conference organized and led by Colorado State University and Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, where this emerging leader honed her leadership skills, networked with peers, and ultimately created a network of women conservation leaders to support one another in achieving even greater conservation impact. The training focused on women in middle to upper management positions with the influence and capacity to pass along their knowledge and mentor others, thus not only benefiting the individual trainees but adding value to the field as a whole.

In addition to sponsoring a trainee, Zoo Advisors participated in the conference program. Kathy’s video presentation aired as part of the Women’s Leadership program training. The Zoo Advisors team is a strong advocate and supporter of developing women leaders in conservation organizations, zoos, and aquariums, and donated their time and video production to support the development of emerging leaders in global wildlife conservation.

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