WCS Talks

WCS Talks is coming back in person this year with the TED-style event featuring the brightest minds and most inspiring stories of the clean economy metamorphosis occurring all over the world. The event will feature both women and men from a variety of sectors sharing their perspectives and challenging our assumptions.

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING WCS TALKS?

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Ticket Pricing

Standard Ticket: $130

Member: $65

Student 50% discount:  $65

At the Door: $150

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE WCS TALKS EVENT?

  • Grow your network – make business connections across cleantech, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, VCs/investors, government organizations, tech companies, sponsors, etc.
  • Be inspired – come away with new ideas, meet the most innovative start-ups, learn about the latest trends in the industry
  • Find a mentor – use the opportunity to join our mentorship program and get matched with a mentor/mentee 
  • Join your community – we’re an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment for everyone
  • Boost your career – find out about career opportunities in cleantech & sustainability for your next role and/or get useful tips and connections for pivoting into cleantech
  • Make an impact – bond and collaborate with like minded people who are just as passionate about saving the planet as you are
  • Have fun – WCS events are known for being the most positive, lively, and fun events in the industry
  • Sponsored by Google – meet and mingle with Google sustainability leaders

Speakers:

Natalie Aldrich

Climate Tech Investor at Plug and Play Ventures

Talk Title: A Diverse and Decarbonized Energy Mix

Natalie is a Ventures Associate at Plug and Play in the Energy and Sustainability verticals. During her tenure, she has led 2 investments in the sustainability and decarbonization spaces and consults Fortune 500 companies in crafting their energy transition and decarbonization investment strategies. Prior to Plug and Play, Natalie worked in utility-scale solar and storage development at Pine Gate Renewables and at Enel X in demand response operations. She is the lead associate overseeing the Hydrogen Value Chain research to keep all our partners updated on emerging alternative and sustainable technologies that will help our planet meet carbon emission reduction goals and decarbonize the energy industry.

Natalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from UC Santa Barbara.

Khadija Stewart

Founder at Ecovybz Environmental Creatives

Talk Title: Youth Activism on an Unsustainable Planet

Khadija is an enthusiastic environmentalist with a passion for inspiring behaviour change through knowledge sharing and innovative storytelling. She holds a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management, a MSc in sustainable development with Management Studies and a 2nd MSc in Climate Change and Development from the University of London.

Throughout Khadija’s environmental journey, she has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 8th World Water Forum with the World Youth Parliament for Water in 2018, at the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Program in 2019 and at the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit in Oslo with Sustainable Ocean Alliance also in 2019. Presently, Khadija is the founder of Ecovybz Environmental Creatives, a company focused on educating the public through environmental content creation and powerful storytelling initiatives focused on Climate Change, Ocean Conservation and Water Resources. At the core of her work is the youth and equipping them with the knowledge to be effective agents of change. Khadija is also the host of the EcoVybz Podcast and the Caribbean Regional Representative for Sustainable Ocean Alliance. At present she has completed the Caribbean Ocean Perspectives Project, The Thinking Beyond the Tides Capacity building workshop and she is currently working on The Caribbean Youth Against Seabed Mining Project and The Synthetic Sea Project aimed at tackling the plastic pollution problem.

Keally DeWitt

VP of Marketing & Public Policy at Gaf Energy

Talk Title: We make the way by walking: on Machado, mentorship, and professional pathmaking

Keally comes to solar with the conviction that carbon-neutral is the new black. She started in renewables as the Head of Marketing for the largest solar company in the Northeast before moving into marketing and public policy leadership roles at Sunrun and SunPower. As the National Organizing Director of The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), Fortune magazine described the netroots work she pioneered as “radically changing” political advocacy through digital technology. Prior to joining GAF Energy, she served as Head of Marketing at Mosaic. She has a BA from Brown University. Her favorite roof is the one she used to sit on as a kid, listening to the cicadas, outside her bedroom window in Southwest Ohio.

Olga Terets

Corporate Associate at Morrison Foerster

Talk Title: The ABCs of PBCs

Olga Terets is a corporate associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster and a member of the firm’s Social Enterprise + Impact Investing and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) groups.

Olga advises social enterprises (for-profit and non-profit entities with social or environmental missions), impact investors (investors interested in social or environmental returns), and mainstream companies developing ESG policies on a diverse range of transactional matters.

Mubeen Ali

Senior Manager of Manufacturing Engineering Integration at First Solar

Talk Title: Shaping A Responsible Green Community

Mubeen is one of First Solar’s senior leaders in manufacturing engineering. She is also the women’s network North American hub leader at First Solar.

Joanna Rogers

Vice President, Marketing at Terrasmart

Talk Title: Powering Business Transformation Through your Brand

For over 15 years, Joanna Rogers has led strategic B2B marketing efforts for a range of companies spanning the healthcare, commercial real estate, and renewable energy industries. A “customer-first” mindset, combined with innate curiosity and diverse experience, has enabled her push marketing to perform at its peak, harnessing the full capabilities of the business to provide the best experience for customers and thereby drive growth. Joanna’s passion for bringing the best people together has given her a reputation for building strong teams that regularly outperform expectations.
Joanna currently serves as the Vice President, Marketing at Terrasmart, a U.S. market leader in solar racking technologies, electrical balance-of-systems products, installation services, and project optimization software. She is responsible for the delivery of integrated product and marketing plans to satisfy customers, deliver sustainable revenue growth, and advance Terrasmart’s mission of powering people, partners and the world forward.

Nneka Kibuule

Senior Vice President, Aligned Climate Capital

Nneka Kibuule is a Senior Vice President for Aligned Climate Capital where she invests in energy, sustainable land use, clean transportation, resilient and efficient infrastructure startups. Previously, Nneka worked at Elemental Excelerator, Pacific Gas & Electric, and NextEra Energy Resources. She holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Energy Finance from Tulane, and a BS in Finance from Hampton University. She is the founder of GreenTech Noir a collective for elevating Black Founders, investors, and talent in ClimateTech.

Sponsored by:

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In-Kind Sponsors:

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Sponsorship Levels:

Marquee Sponsor 

  • 1 speaker slot at event
  • Filled
    • Free admission for up to 15 employees, early-bird discount on tickets over 15 (not including volunteers)
    • Speaker feature in blog preview leading up to the event
    • Stage time to welcome audience and discuss company 
    • Logo on event collateral and materials (print, website and video)
    • Option to offer giveaways

Diamond Sponsor

  • Videography: $5,000
  • 1 available
    • Prominent mentions in videos & social media (pre & post event)
    • 5 tickets to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 3 social media shout outs (pre and post event)
    • Logos on print, video, website and (pre and post) event e-blasts
    • Collateral included in swag bags
Become a Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor 

  • Speaker: $4,000
  • Filled
    • Speaker slot at event
    • Speaker feature in preview blog leading up to the event
    • 5 tickets to event
    • 3 social media shout outs 
    • Discount code to share with network
    • Logos on print, video and virtual materials
    • Collateral included in swag bags

Sapphire Sponsor

  • Lanyards: $3,500
  • Filled
    • Branded Lanyards used at the event (and future WCS events) 
    • 3 tickets to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 3 social media shout outs 
    • Logos on print, video, website and (pre and post) event e-blasts
    • Collateral included in swag bags

Gold Sponsor 

  • Happy Hour: $3,000
  • 2 available
    • Company provided branding on serving tables
    • 3 tickets to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 2 social media shout outs 
    • Logo on print, video, website, and pre-event e-blasts  
    • Collateral included in swag bags
Become a Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

  • Networking: $2,500
  • 1 available
    • Company provided branding on tables
    • 3 tickets to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 2 social media shout outs 
    • Logo on print, video, website, and pre-event e-blasts  
    • Collateral included in swag bags
Become a Silver Sponsor

Palladium Sponsor

  • SWAG – $2,500
  • 1 Available
    • 2 tickets to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 1 social media shout out 
    • Logo on print, video, website, and pre-event e-blasts  
    • Collateral included in swag bags
Become a Palladium Sponsor

Copper Sponsor

  • Supports Students – $1,000
  • Unlimited
    • Subsidize student pricing
    • 1 ticket to event
    • Discount code to share with network
    • 1 social media shout out 
    • Logo on print, video, website, and pre-event e-blasts  
    • Collateral included in swag bags
Become a Copper Sponsor

ARE YOU A STUDENT?

We are delighted to offer discounted tickets for students. To qualify, please send a photo of your student ID with the expiration date of your ID fully visible, to info@womencleantechsustainability.org. After we verify your student status we will send you a discount code to secure your 50% student discount.

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