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April 28, 2022

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

Virtual Event

A corporate members-only happy hour in honor of Earth Day to show appreciation and facilitate networking around sustainability.

  • This event is only for WCS Corporate Members and is absolutely free.
  • Refer to the membership options here.
  • All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event.

In the past decade, Women in Cleantech and Sustainability has grown from a local San Francisco Bay Area community to an international nonprofit organization across 29 US states and 13 countries. Our community now spans over 5000 professionals and hundreds of corporate members. WCS recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary, we could not have done so without the gracious support of our corporate members!

We invite you to a special free corporate member-only virtual happy hour in honor of Earth Day to show our appreciation and create opportunities for networking. Come share your accomplishments and exciting plans for impact while meeting and learning from other corporate members.

This is a free event open to WCS corporate members, led by the founder and Founder and Chairwoman, Lisa Ann Pinkerton and Vice Chair Sara Fuentes. Networking rooms will be facilitated by members of the Board of Directors. Come join us for a fun evening of socializing and networking!

Event Agenda

  • 5:00 – 5:05 Arrival, introductions, and housekeeping
  • 5:05 – 5:20 WCS Overview
  • 5:20 – 5:30 Breakout Session #1
  • 5:30 – 5:35 Regroup and share
  • 5:35 – 5:45 Breakout Session #2
  • 5:45 – 5:50 Regroup and share
  • 5:50 – 6:00 Thank you and wrap-up


Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Founder of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability. Founder and President of Technica Communications

Lisa Ann Pinkerton is the 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.

Sara Fuentes

Co-Founder and President of SmartWaste

Sara Fuentes is the founder and President of Smart Waste, a start up with a focus on waste technologies, waste systems and vendor management for Zero waste programs. With over 10 years of experience in the Waste and Recycling Industry, Sara is a leader in abating waste. Her core values of transparency, circularity and people impact communities to practice a zero waste lifestyle. 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 a beloved mentor. Sara is always looking to connect with people and companies that are in alignment with her values and goals.

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