Founder and Chairwoman – Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Lisa Ann Pinkerton is founder of Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, a San Francisco Bay Area group dedicated to the advancement of women in various environmental and technology sectors. She is also Founder and President of Technica Communications, where she handles marketing, social media, content production and public relations for cleantech and biotech startups. Additionally, Lisa Ann is Co-Founder and Marketing Chair for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, an international speaker and moderator and documentary filmmaker. Lisa Ann is a former award-winning broadcast journalist who reported for National Public Radio, PBS Television, WPXI-NBC, American Public Media, and Free Speech TV.
Vice Chairwoman – Sara Eve Fuentes
Sara Fuentes is the Founder and President of SmartWaste. With 10 years of experience in the Waste and Recycling Industry, Sara is a leader in abating commercial waste. A passionate advocate for women and a tenacious leader, Sara is setting out to alter the cleantech landscape and finding her own niche. Sara draws on her experience working as an educator and Vice-Chair of the Women in CleanTech and Sustainability organization, where she is an impactful mentor and friend.
Smart Waste is a Minority Women-owned and operated start-up with a focus on Waste Technologies, Waste Systems and Vendor Management for Zero Waste programs. Our core values are Transparency, Circularity, and People. Transparency to establish trust. Circularity to explore and validate the downstream community. People are the heart of sustainability. Our Impact will influence our communities to practice a zero-waste lifestyle. We are looking to work with companies that are in alignment with our values and goals.
Treasurer – Anna Astretsova
Anna manages project finance at First Solar. Previously she worked at GreenWorld Capital and the Adidas Group. Anna has an MS in Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and an MS in Financial Mathematics from Stanford Uiversity. She has been on the board of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability since 2013.
Secretary – Eleanor Sharpe
Eleanor is currently pursuing her MBA and MPA in Sustainable Solutions at the Presidio Graduate School, where her studies are focused on climate finance, corporate sustainability, and opportunities to use technology to accelerate the energy transition. In addition to her graduate program, Ellie works on the CSR team at Medidata, where she leads sustainability reporting and supports numerous social impact programs. From her prior experience as a Product Manager at a healthtech startup, Wellframe, she brings a wealth of expertise in process development, cross-functional collaboration, and change management. She holds a BS in Human Biology from Brown University. In her free time, Ellie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding.
Volunteer Manager – Leah Goodman
Leah is a management consultant at the architecture and engineering firm, AECOM, and is a core contributor on the firm’s enterprise sustainability team, helping the company to achieve its Science Based Targets accreditation. She has consulted for an array of sustainability projects, including product life cycle analysis, carbon accounting, and developing corporate sustainability roadmaps & programs. Before this, Leah worked in volunteer management and program development, holding roles as a Team Leader in AmeriCorps NCCC, Volunteer Program Manager for a homeless shelter, and as a Corporate Volunteer Event Manager with Chicago Cares. She also founded and ran an innovation lab linking public and private partners together to address mobility gaps in transportation deserts. Leah holds an MBA in Sustainable Business Practices from the University of Oregon. She brings her experience to the board of WCS as the Volunteer Manager to help expand organizational capacity and program reach.