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WCS Talks 2018 Pitch Competition Winner

Artveoli Wins First Startup Pitch Competition for Women-Led Cleantech and Sustainability Companies in the United StatesArtveoli Inc.'s breathable art takes home the prize at 5th Annual Women in [...]

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WCS Member of the Month: Susan Kasper

WCS Member of the Month is our new initiative to highlight the amazing stories of female leaders in the industry. One woman from WCS will be featured every month to share her accomplishments, [...]

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WCS Mentorship Program

By Ana Galan and Elyse Green Since we were kids, we have been surrounded by mentors, though we usually call them by some other name. They may have been teachers, trainers, managers, or, of [...]

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WCS Member of the Month: Kathryn Verna

WCS Member of the Month highlights the amazing work of female leaders jn the cleantech and sustainability sector. This month, Kathryn Verna of GE Renewable Energy is in the spotlight. ​ WCS: What [...]

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Ladies, You Need to Step Up

By Lisa Ann Pinkerton Orginally published on The Huffington Post I recently attended a renewable energy conference in San Francisco, where over lunch a woman introduced me to her male colleague [...]

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Why women are critical to clean energy

By Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma, World Energy CouncilOriginally published on GreenBiz While climate change has been recognized as an urgent, global issue, the [...]

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Is a Zero Waste Lifestyle Possible?

By Rosana Francescato Special thanks to Amie Lewis and Mariya Kravchenko for organizing this excellent WCS event. We’d all like to go zero-waste. But what does that mean? WCS Chair Lisa Ann [...]

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WCS Talks 2015 

In case you missed our event at Google in November of 2015, here’s the complete list of videos from the event.

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Does Energy Policy Matter?

By Pam Seidenman ​While technology and capital both drive the clean economy, policy is just as important. Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS) recently held a panel discussion on the role [...]

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Politics and You !

Join us for a panel discussion with state and federal experts:  California legislation affecting renewable energy  Key players in California energy politics Successes that have inspired women to [...]

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15 for 2015: Women in Cleantech

By Dawn LippertOriginally published on Energy Excelerator Aloha, Dawn here. As 2015 comes to a close, the Energy Excelerator team would like to recognize our fellow innovators paving the way for [...]

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Can Tech Solve Climate Change?

Yes, it’s possible to make money and save the world from climate disaster. By Elena Lucas All eyes are on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. But what if solving the global climate [...]

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A Climate Change Fashion Show and Tell

By Paricha Duangtaweesub Palo Alto Grand Opening of Apocalypse Project Catherine Sarah Young believes in the power of experiences and the impact of sharing them. “If you experience something, it [...]

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Top Cleantech Women to Follow on Twitter

When you think of women in cleantech these days, quite a few come to mind. We’d venture to guess that most of them are on Twitter. That makes us especially proud that our Women in Cleantech [...]

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Today’s Outlook for Women in Cleantech

By Maria Ava Despite all the advances women have made in the world, we’re still underrepresented in tech. Cleantech is no exception. Why is this happening, and what can we do about it? Perhaps it [...]

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How to Kick Coal Out of Your Portfolio

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoHave you been watching the trend of institutions and cities divesting from coal? Are you wondering how you can get in on the action?As it turns out, it’s not that hard [...]

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We Want You! To Be Part of WCS

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoAnyone who was lucky enough to attend the recent Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS) happy hour knows that for founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton, the organization is [...]

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Why Do We Need More Women in Solar?

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoThere’s nothing like coming to the solar industry from publishing and high tech to highlight the issue of women in the workplace. I didn’t think about this much when [...]

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The One Thing You Can’t Recycle: Time

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoWhat’s that dripping sound? It’s the sound of your time leaking away, drop by drop. And time, unlike some things, is not recyclable. Whether it’s your personal life or [...]

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Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV Growth

Posted by LisaAnn Article originally published on Technica Communications blog.At the turn of the 20th Century, it took only 13 years to replace the the horse and carriage with automobiles. A [...]

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Get Ready for More Women in Solar!

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoThis post was originally published on PV Solar Report.The solar industry has been growing by leaps and bounds, and women are making their presence known in the [...]

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What Can We Expect from the Smart Grid?

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoThere’s no doubt that the smart grid is coming, but it’s not well understood by most people. What will it look like? How will it help us? Should we worry about its [...]

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Top 10 Women of Solar

Posted by Guest ContributorAnyone who’s tried to get a ticket to the consistently sold out Women in Solar Breakfast panels during Solar Power International knows the female contingent of this [...]

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Amy Francetic, Chicago Clean Energy Trust

This Women in the Spotlight series features Amy Francetic, CEO of the Chicago Clean Energy Trust. She has over 18 years of operational and executive management experience in the high technology [...]

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Basic Networking Lands Asha her Dream Job

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoImagine yourself in a high-status, well-paying professional job. You’re successful in your career and identified with your profession. You even enjoy a lot about your [...]

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How to Be Bold and Cultivate Your Vision

Posted by Rosana FrancescatoResearch indicates that out of six top leadership traits, many are shared equally between men and women. That is, except for one — vision. Today the leadership gap [...]

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Secrets of Solar Jobs Revealed

Posted by Rosana Francescato What’s the main qualification for a job in solar? You must enjoy change. That was the consensus at the recent Women in Cleantech and Sustainability meetup “Getting a [...]

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Joyce Ferris, Blue Hill Partners

This Women in the Spotlight video features Joyce Ferris, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Hill Partners, an investment firm with a focus in green technology. She was recently featured in [...]

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Kiki Tidwell, Cleantech Angel Investor

This Women in the Spotlight episode features Kiki Tidwell a cleantech angel investor. Tidwell talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about how women are naturally poised to be successful angel [...]

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Top 20 Women Cleantech Investors

Posted by LisaAnn In 2011, the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource released their study of the diversity makeup of the venture capital industry.  Not surprisingly, [...]

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Erica Mackie, CEO of Grid Alternatives

This Women in the Spotlight episode features Erica Mackie, Co-Founder of the solar non-profit Grid Alternatives. Erica talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about her decision to found the [...]

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Solar says “Goodbye Solyndra”

Posted by LisaAnnNo company has done greater damage to the image of the American solar industry than Solyndra. It was therefore a source of great delight to me last week as I drove along [...]

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Clean Tech Nation: Author Discussion

At this WCS panel, Cleantech Nation Co-Author Clint Wilder combines lively storytelling with expert analysis, to provide a compelling call to action and outline the latest technology, policy, and [...]