Nowadays, there are more women in leadership positions at environmental and non-governmental organizations than in the past. Indigenous women who are leading the global resistance against development projects throughout the Americas continue to be underrepresented in the nonprofit sector, though many grassroots women are changing the system from outside-in. Take for example Lakota teen Jasilyn Charger who started a tiny prayer camp that ignited the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance movement, or women like Saik’uz First Nation Chief Jackie Thomas and the largely female Yinca Dene Alliance leading the Northern Gateway pipeline campaign. Furthermore, Valine Crist (Hada Gwaii) and Melina Massimo-Laboucan (Lubicon Cree) have both spearheaded renewable energy projects in their communities. Photo credit: Christian Aslund/Greenpeace