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10 Year Anniversary Summit
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
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2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability! Help shape the next decade of diverse leadership in climate tech.


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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability turns 10 years old this year!

It has been an incredible decade for our organization! We are a nonprofit which has brought together an incredible network of influential professionals furthering the advancements of cleantech and sustainability and amplifying the reach of women in important climate tech sectors! We had hosted over 550 events, 4,500 community members and membership across the globe!

Celebrate with us virtually on November 10th, 2021 from 5 – 8PM PST for our 10 year anniversary extravaganza! We will be bringing together the past, present and future of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability! Our community is the beating heart of our organization and we want to hear your voice at the center of our celebration.

The event will include a youth panel, executive women in climate tech and an interactive ideathon envisioning the next 10 years of WCS!

AGENDA

5:00 PM | Grand Welcome

Our event will be kicked off by our own Vice Chairwoman of WCS, Sara Fuentes! Plus, we will feature a special video made just for the event with voices from our members and volunteers.

5:10 PM | Executive Panel – The future of cleantech featuring women executivesThe next 10 years are arguably the most important for our planet. Let’s hear from this incredible panel of women leaders in cleantech on how they plan to tackle climate challenges. This is a must see panel with leaders from GreenBiz, OhmConnect, NREL, Antin Infrastructure Partners, and Zero Waste Practitioner. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to these leaders with our audience Q&A session. There will also be an opportunity to network 1:1 with panelists in our breakout rooms.

In this panel of incredible women executives in cleantech we cover verticals from renewable energy to plastics recycling research to clean business to zero waste to investing! You won’t want to miss this panel and networking opportunity!

Our panelists:

> Lauren Phipps, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, Greenbiz Group> Melissa Caldwell, Vice President of Growth & Performance OhmConnect> Sue Yang, Investment Director, Next Generation Group, Antin Infrastructure Partners> Dr. Katrina Knauer, Research Program Mgr, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)> Jessica Jane Robinson, Zero Waste Practitioner> Moderator: Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Chairwoman of WCS

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5:50 PM | Fireside Chat with Microsoft

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Thank you to our sponsor Microsoft! We are thrilled to feature Dawn James, US Director of Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at Microsoft for a keynote talk plus interactive audience Q&A. This is your chance to network and ask your questions directly to leaders at a tech powerhouse leading the way in cleantech!

 

6:10 PM | Networking Session

This is a WCS signature! You will have your chance to network with executives, climate youth leaders, aspiring sustainability professionals and many more in our small group breakout rooms.

6:20 PM | Youth Climate Leadership Panel – perspectives from the generation of groundbreakers

Hear from the next generation of climate leaders who are already making a positive impact on the planet! We must listen to young leaders in order to move our planet in the right direction. Learn from these incredible individuals on their vision for the future of the planet and what we can do to support them!

Our panelists:

> Guiying (Angel) Zhong, University of the Pacific - Class of 2023> Maya Wu, UC San Diego, Create CSSI (Create Stem Success Initiative)> Patricia Heizal Nagginda, Founder of Climate Operation> Anastasia Shakhidzhanova, [CK] Columbia University - Class of 2024 > Isabel Homberg Reissmeier, UCLA - Class of 2025 and Marketing Director OkVax> Moderator: Ellie Sharpe, WCS

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7:00 PM | Entertainment - Corina Corina

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Vocalist Corina Corina was born in Oakland, CA, & has made her career in NYC. This gifted songwriter brings a fresh vocal hybrid to modern R&B with strong blues & hip hop influences and has recently transitioned to a more acoustic style. Her lyrically-driven content touches on everything from gender inequality to self-love & resisting social norms. She has independently released 3 full-length solo albums as well as 2 EPs with her acoustic folk duo, Max Caddy. Listen to all Corina Corina’s music on Spotify.

7:05 PM | Visioning Ideathon- Together we can envision the next decade of climate impact!

In this highly interactive session, we will ideate the next 10 years of WCS! How do we leverage our network and position ourselves to build true change for climate? YOU decide at this event! We will have interactive breakout rooms and mural board to envision the next 10 years of WCS. Moderated by our own board member Glenna Wiseman.

7:50 PM | Closing Ceremonies

It has been an incredible decade for our organization! We are a nonprofit which has brought together an incredible network of influential professionals furthering the advancements of cleantech and sustainability and amplifying the reach of women in important climate tech sectors! We had hosted over 550 events, 4,500 community members and membership across the globe!

More on our website!

Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Co-Moderator

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

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

Co-Moderator

Vice Chairwoman of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability. Co-Founder & President of SmartWaste

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.

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Glenna Wiseman

Co-Moderator

Co-Chair Marketing Committee at Women in Cleantech & Sustainability. Clean Energy Marketing and Communications

Glenna Wiseman is a senior marketing and communications strategist with experience in multiple sectors including solar, construction, sustainability, energy storage and software solutions relating to those industries. She is a seasoned business building executive with P&L, sales, operations and marketing track record. Glenna is a demonstrated nimble communications professional with ability to juggle the needs and successfully deliver marketing objectives in fast paced environments, stateside and abroad. She graces us with her skills as a vibrant, tenacious strategist who surfaces creative, results oriented marketing and business building solutions.

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Ellie Sharpe Read

Co-Moderator

Co-Chair Career Development Committee at Women in Cleantech & Sustainability. Certification Director at Climate Neutral

Ellie Sharpe Read is the Certification Director at Climate Neutral, a nonprofit tech startup working to decarbonize the corporate sector by setting rigorous standards for climate action and helping brands measure, offset, and reduce their carbon emissions. She graduated with an MBA in Sustainable Solutions from Presidio Graduate School, where her studies focused on climate finance, corporate sustainability, and opportunities to use technology to accelerate the energy transition. Ellie’s experience spans corporate sustainability and social impact programs and she brings a wealth of experience from her work as a Product Manager at a healthtech startup in areas such as process development, cross-functional collaboration, and change management. She holds a BS in Human Biology from Brown University. In her free time, Ellie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding.

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