Women build community cohesion by playing the role of first responders and caretakers at home and their communities. In this way, when women are impacted by the climate crisis, whether through extreme heat, intensified hurricanes, or asthma exacerbated by air pollution, our communities feel the ripple effects.

The historic divestment of women, especially women of color, results in exposing women to higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change. This story was no different when Miami faced Hurricane Irma in 2017. CLEO’s Empowering Resilient Women was created in its aftermath as a response to the visible gaps that left marginalized communities under-represented and under-supported in emergency preparedness.

Florida and its residents stand at the frontline of the climate crisis.  Especially people of color, women, elderly, disabled, rural and LGBQTIA+ communities. Empowering Resilient Women connects the dots on climate, gender and equity for women in the City of Miami and surrounding areas.

There are only 20 spots available for the Miami 2022 ERW Cohort!  


Women in the Liberty City, Little Haiti and Little River Communities.


October 2022 – March 2023; see below for more information.


  • Connecting the dots on the climate crisis as a threat multiplier impacting our overall health and support to live greener. 
  • Walk away with a greater understanding of climate mitigation and adaptation pathways, including how this translates to their own improved resilience. 
  • Receive hands-on training, resources, and support to start their own urban garden, financial planning, hurricane preparedness, health and wellness. 
  • CPR Certification


EWR’s community of practice creates an environment for community members, organizations, funders and government to engage fruitfully towards the goal of empowering women in the communities that they serve. The program empowers women to make choices that invest in their resilience as individuals and communities at large.  

Registration for the current cohort is now closed. If you would like to know about future ERW cohorts, please fill out the General Registration form below to receive updates on when registration reopens.

Fall 2022

Educational Workshops 

October 19
October 26
November 2
November 16
December 6 (online)

Community Experiences

November 12
December 17 

Spring 2023

Educational Workshops 

January 18
January 25 (online)
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15

Community Experiences

February 11
March 29

For more information on the ERW program, please contact us at info@cleoinstitute.org.

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