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WCS Talks 2024
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
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  • In-person flagship event. WCS members receive a special ticket price!
  • Interested in WCS membership? Become a member here.

WCS Talks is an annual “TED-Style” event featuring the brightest minds and inspiring stories of the global clean economy metamorphosis. Our mission is to give a spotlight to women and a platform for encouraging more female speakers.

At WCS Talks, both women and men from a variety of sectors share their perspectives and challenge our assumptions. Audience members ranging from students to start up founders and C-suite executives. 


  • 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

Learn more about the event and about the Sponsorship opportunities here.




Oluwabamise Onabanjo is an ESG analyst at Morrison Foerster’s San Francisco office. Her role involves researching and analyzing ESG regulations across all areas where the company operates. She works with clients to develop ESG compliance policies and procedures for asset managers, public companies, and private companies. In addition, Oluwabamise integrates ESG aspects of diligence in investment and M&A.

Oluwabamise is a Nigerian-trained attorney with experience in working across the intersection between law and public policy. Before joining the firm, she worked as a research assistant at Yale Law School and as a policy analyst with the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University. She has advised clients on environmental and social obligations such as energy efficiency, labor law compliance, and sustainability standards.

In 2021, Oluwabamise received her L.L.M. from Duke University. She was awarded the Judy Horowitz Scholarship, which covers full tuition for one outstanding student per class, and served as the L.L.M. 2021 Commencement Speaker. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Babcock University, where she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016.




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.



Sara Fuentes is the founder and President of Smart Waste, a minority women owned and operated start up with a focus on waste technologies, waste systems and vendor management for Zero waste programs. With 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.

More information can be found on our website here.

Member Tickets:

WCS Chapter Member $125

WCS Virtual Member $175

WCS Student Member $62.50

Non-Member Tickets:

Early Bird Non-Member $175 (until 12/15)

Standard Non-Member $250

Student Non-Member $125

At the door $300