Karen Mahon "has led the training of over 3000 activists on a variety of topics from corporate negotiations and grassroots organizing, to spiritual activism.
"Before coming to the Hollyhock Leadership Institute in 1999, Karen worked at Greenpeace Canada for 10 years in a variety of capacities ranging from Forests Campaigner, to Managing Director. Most notably she designed and led Greenpeace’s successful campaigns to protect Clayoquot Sound, and the Great Bear Rainforest on the British Columbia coast.
"Karen has worked with a variety of organizations on a wide range of environmental and social justice issues including women’s health issues, toxics, nuclear energy, and others, at local, national and international levels. She currently serves as a Director of Conservation Voters of British Columbia." 
- Executive Director, Hollyhock Leadership Institute