A mastermind who has built organisations and formed broad coalitions for climate. Named one of 2019's '100 Women of Influence' in the Australian Financial Review.
Director of Farmers for Climate Action, Advisor to the Jewish Climate Network, Advisory Board Member of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute and The Australian Geographic Society, Visiting Fellow at the ANU Climate Change Centre. Co-Founder Groundswell Giving.
Prior achievements: Co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Head of Earth Hour for WWF-Australia, Former Director of Solar Citizens, Green Music Australia and the Aussie Farmers Foundation, Former Australian Geographic Society Conservationist of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards Recipient of the Sierra Club's Earthcare Award for International Environmental Protection
CLARE AINSWORTH HERSCHELL
CO-FOUNDER, GROUNDSWELL GIVING
Clare is a connector and community builder who aims to educate, inspire and activate.
With over 12 years experience in not-for-profit development and philanthropy, her work promotes the idea that ‘giving’ comes in many currencies, and helps people to harness their own unique power and purpose. She is now focussing her energies on the climate crisis. She is a member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the global Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
Clare was Next Generation Development Manager for the Art Gallery of NSW. She is a Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, and on the Advisory Council for the Sydney Women’s Fund. She was a founding member of New Gen at Philanthropy Australia, and a delegate of the Nexus Global Youth Summit.