Membership FAQ

Why is Women in Cleantech & Sustainability offering a Virtual Membership?

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability’s goal is to provide flexible access to our growing community domestically and internationally. Women in Cleantech & Sustainability is expanding access to its high-quality events by opening them up to a virtual audience. This new virtual membership opportunity allows us to continue to provide high quality content, learn from one another, and connect with professionals from across the cleantech, energy and sustainability industries. 

Why is Women in Cleantech & Sustainability renaming Individual Membership to Chapter Membership?

As Women in Cleantech & Sustainability expands into new regions, (and the COVID-19 pandemic resolves) we plan to roll out separate Chapter Memberships. As of today, all Chapter Members are a part of one Chapter. We are preparing a roll out of separate Chapters in early 2021 (starting with San Francisco and Los Angeles) when our in-person meetings resume.

What events does Women in Cleantech & Sustainability currently offer?

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability offers multiple types of events in order to provide opportunities to connect professionally, this includes social, panel, and career development events. As part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 Women in Cleantech & Sustainability has transferred all events to the virtual world, at least through the end of  2020. On our website, https://www.womenincleantechsustainability.org/, you can find the full details about upcoming  events for 2020. As a result, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability has been hosting weekly Virtual Happy Hours and monthly webinars since March 2020. We will continue to host Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Virtual Happy Hours as well as  virtual executive leadership events and other educational industry panels throughout 2020. If your organization is interested in partnering with us on a Virtual Happy Hour or another opportunity please reach out to us at info@womencleantechsustainability.org

What’s happening with WCS Talks?

WCS Talks is also going all virtual and will be a three part series of events. Instead of one event/year, we are going to host a shorter, virtual event every quarter until large gatherings are permitted. Our groundbreaking WCS Talks Pitch Competition will also be virtual.

Am I automatically transferred to Virtual Membership since Women in Cleantech & Sustainability is cancelling all in-person events through the end of 2020?

No. If you would like to request a change to your membership please see the Individual (Chapter) Membership to Virtual Membership Change Guide on our website to take the required steps to switch to Virtual Membership through July 31, 2020. 

What happens if I purchased my Individual (Chapter) Membership before the Virtual Membership option was available and I want to switch to a new option?

Through July 31, 2020 all Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Chapter Members have a choice of three options on how to leverage their current membership. Please see the Individual (Chapter) Membership to Virtual Membership Change Guide on our website to take the required steps to switch to Virtual Membership. Please consider joining Women in Cleantech & Sustainability virtually and grow with us! 

Am I entitled to a refund if I want to switch to Virtual Membership before my current Individual (Chapter) Membership expires?

Yes, please refer to Individual (Chapter) Membership to Virtual Membership Change Guide for information about how to request a switch.

What is the cutoff date to change my Individual (Chapter) Membership to Virtual Membership and receive an associated refund?

The requests for cancellation should be submitted by July 31, 2020.

Can I schedule to renew my Individual (Chapter) Membership at Virtual Membership level?

Yes. Please refer to the Individual (Chapter) Membership to Virtual Membership Change Guide for information about how to request a switch to a different membership option.

Can Corporate Members take advantage of the new Virtual Membership for their employees who are not located in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Yes, corporate members can purchase additional Virtual Membership ($72) or Individual (Chapter) Memberships ($147) based on their teams’ needs. Contact us at membership@womencleantechsustainability.org for further information

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