Launch of Magnolia Moonshot 2030
Winter 2022 • Global
Magnolia Moonshot 2030 is a new group of women leaders that is an outgrowth of the Academy for Systems Change, which Blackstone Ranch Institute helped launch with starter grants in 2015 and 2016. They represent a diverse connection of networks that focus on climate justice, equity and equality, and realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).
They are developing their operational foundation by launching a podcast series, focusing on intergenerational engagement, and by using systems mapping of the UNSDG to identify the points of maximum leverage to focus the group’s efforts. They are also collecting systems change stories that show how girls and women are affected by the status quo and can be part of pulling the levers for change.
Blackstone Ranch Institute offered a challenge grant to help develop the early foundations upon which to develop and grow the network in coming years. One Earth, a philanthropic entity devoted to innovative work on climate change, matched the grant and will partner with Magnolia Moonshot.