The Outdoors: Sparking Young Female Leadership | Cary Dupuy

Can spending time in nature make you a better leader?

Our national parks are home to iconic landscapes and tell the story of America from coast to coast. Cary Dupuy, Texas Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association highlights the wonderful treasures to explore in these parks and tell how EmpowHer for National Parks engages and connects women and girls with these outdoor spaces.

With the outdoors as a classroom, women can learn lessons in leadership, community service and civic engagement.  For 100 years, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the citizen’s voice for our national parks and  now, with programs like EmpowHer, it is growing new female leaders to speak for themselves.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • The beauty and stories held within our national parks across the country
  • Challenges facing the special places in our national parks
  • How outdoor experiences connect women and girls to nature and inspire new generations of women leaders
  • Opportunities to empower new female voices for the outdoors and local communities

Speaker Bios

Cary Dupuy
Texas Regional Director,
National Parks Conservation Association

As Texas Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association, Cary works to engage new advocates for national parks and grow initiatives to support the 18 national park sites in Texas and Oklahoma. Based in Austin, Cary travels across the state from the Big Thicket National Preserve to Big Bend National Park connecting people, communities and businesses with their parks and facilitating opportunities to protect and enhance these parks for current and future generations.

Prior to joining NPCA, Cary served in policy advisor roles for state-wide elected officials in Texas, working on the state and federal level on natural resource and economic development issues impacting private landowners, rural economies and the agriculture industry.

Before moving to Austin, Cary received a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas Tech University. She is an alumnus of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program and supporter of Hill Country Conservancy and Rodeo Austin. A native Texan, Cary and her husband, Will, spend time with their two kids exploring the rivers and trails in the Hill Country and across the state.

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