Rebecca Kormos With Her New Book About Women and Climate Change, "Intertwined"


Join us Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM when Berkeley author and wildlife biologist REBECCA KORMOS comes to share her new book Intertwined: Women, Nature, and Climate Justice. Rebecca will read from and discuss her book and will sign copies after the presentation. She will be joined in a panel discussion by environmental and social change experts (left to right) ANNIE BURKE, AMIRA DIAMOND, JENNIFER NORRIS, and KRISTINE ZEIGLER.



This is a free event, but you must sign up on Eventbrite or in the store to ensure seating. Click Here to preorder a copy of Intertwined.

"With passion and care, Intertwined weaves together stories of hope, determination, and the transformative actions of women involved in the movement against climate change. It provides a vivid and empowering portrait of a world where resilience and environmental stewardship converge." —Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace

Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change—floods, droughts, and extreme temperatures overwhelmingly affect women in the short and long term. In some cases, women make up almost 90 percent of casualties during dangerous climate events, and the majority of those displaced in the aftermath are women. Despite this disparity, women are underrepresented at every level of decision-making about the future of our planet: only 24 percent of CEOs in nonprofit conservation and around one-third of the representatives in national and global climate negotiating bodies have been women.

In Intertwined, writer and wildlife biologist Rebecca Kormos elevates the voices of women working to prevent the climate crisis, weaving together their stories to make a powerful case for why women are essential to changing our current trajectory toward catastrophic global warming and environmental degradation. Kormos argues that empowering women is one of the most important solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss: women’s leadership and equal representation is linked to lower CO2 emissions, better forest management, better land protection, less land grabbing, and fewer conflicts over resources.

For readers of All We Can Save and Braiding Sweetgrass, Kormos joins the ranks of recent breakthrough efforts to showcase women’s voices in the movement to combat climate change. Kormos takes this endeavor one step further with a global, intersectional narrative of how women and gender nonconforming individuals are doing the crucial work at the local and national levels to reframe how we think about environmental activism. Ultimately, Intertwined proves that climate justice is inextricable from gender equality.

REBECCA KORMOS is a primatologist, wildlife biologist, conservationist, filmmaker, writer, National Geographic Explorer, and one of the co-founders of the Women in Nature Network. Intertwined: Women, Nature, and Climate Justice is her first book. She lives in Berkeley, California.

ANNIE BURKE was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion is connecting and catalyzing groups of people for environmental justice and social change. Annie serves as the executive director of TOGETHER Bay Area, where she applies her skills and experience in coalition building, strategy, communications, convening, and fundraising. She also serves on California’s 30x30 Partnership Coordination Committee and has produced several films. Her children, nieces, and nephews give her a sense of purpose and a lot of joy.

JENNIFER NORRIS is currently the Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Board. Jen was born and raised in Somers, New York. Her career in public service has spanned multiple state and federal agencies, including the New Mexico State Land Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Today she works and lives in Sacramento, serving as deputy secretary for biodiversity and habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency. Her approach in leading the initiative to conserve 30 percent of the state’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 serves as a model for 30x30 efforts around the world.

AMIRA DIAMOND has over two decades of leadership experience around the world designing and delivering community driven, rights-based programming at the intersection of gender, racial, economic, environmental and climate justice. A women’s studies and international development practitioner, Amira is passionate about building replicable models for achieving resilient communities. A certified Holistic Health Educator, she was recently named one of FoodTank’s Women Reshaping the Food System. Amira lives with her partner and their two young sons on the traditional, unceded land of the Graton Rancheria and Southern Pomo nations, in the Atascadero/Green Valley Watershed. She is a frequent keynote speaker and performer at social impact events, a leadership trainer, facilitator and strategic planner.

KRISTINE ZIEGLER'S passion for all living beings began in the Sierra Nevada of eastern California. Kristine has worked on behalf of environmental and animal welfare organizations for the past twenty-five years, including the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and more. She co-founded and is chief executive officer of Planet Women, which partners with women to create a healthy planet for all life. Kristine serves as a member of the board of directors of the Mono Lake Committee and is an adviser to a handful of conservation organizations. She blogs at

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:30 pm on May 21st.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Intertwined: Women, Nature, and Climate Justice By Rebecca Kormos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620977491
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: New Press - April 30th, 2024