Finding Opportunities in Cleantech Funding

Finding Opportunities in Cleantech FundingVenture funding for cleantech is still scarce for early-stage companies, where the innovations of the future are waiting. But at Greentech Media’s recent NextWave Cleantech Investment conference in Menlo Park, the overall message was one of opportunity and optimism. A new generation of technologies and innovations is poised to drive the next wave of cleantech investment. read more

Why Do We Need More Women in Solar?

Why Do We Need More Women in Solar?As the solar industry grows, women still make up just 18.7% of the workforce. How do we change that, and why is it important that we do? A panel at Intersolar and a number of recent articles shed light on these questions. read more

The One Thing You Can't Recycle: Time

The One Thing You Can't Recycle: TimeYou can take control of your time. That was the message from time management expert Rosie Aiello at a recent WCS event, “Productivity for Entrepreneurs: Your Time is Your Money.” Aiello gave us tips on how to take control of this resource we can't recycle, from managing our email to learning how to say No. read more

How to Succeed in Startups -- Even if You're Not a Handsome Man

How to Succeed in Startups -- Even if You're Not a Handsome ManHow does a woman succeed in a startup world where investors prefer handsome men? The dynamic women on a panel at the recent Vator Splash Oakland shared the "female perspective,” showing that women can be every bit as successful as their male counterparts. read more

Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV Growth

Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV GrowthAt the 4th annual Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Driving Charged and Connected event last month, experts debated the challenges and speculated on the speed of the move to electric vehicles. The answer promoted by many was that the issue is not one of technology development, but a question of the public’s desire to deploy it, i.e. a willingness to finance the read more

Get Ready for More Women in Solar!

Get Ready for More Women in Solar! Women are making their presence known in the rapidly growing solar industry. But there’s room for improvement. SunEdison is putting money on this, in the form of a $1.2 million philanthropic partnership with GRID Alternatives. The organizations have launched a National Women in Solar Initiative to increase the number of women in solar and support their professional read more

Events

Partner Event: ProspectSV Grand Opening

Sep 19, 14 Partner Event: ProspectSV Grand Opening

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ProspectSV Grand Opening
October 2nd, 2014
4pm – 6pm (Meetups)
6pm – 9:30pm (Technology, Food Trucks, Drinks, Music, & Fun)

This indoor/outdoor open house and technology showcase will be held in the afternoon and evening of October 2, 2014 at our Technology Demonstration Center – 1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose. The atmosphere will be interactive — in the late afternoon, attendees will engage in meetup discussions around commercial buildings and transportation. In the evening, the event will include an open house and our innovative companies will have fun activities designed to engage attendees in learning about their respective technologies. We will also share food, drink, music and great conversation.

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Transforming Women’s Water Burdens Into Economic Opportunities

Sep 06, 14 Transforming Women’s Water Burdens Into Economic Opportunities

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October 4, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sandbox Suites Dogpatch
404 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization discovered that the ‘exclusion of women in community water and sanitation projects is the cause of their high rate of failure.” The Global Women’s Water Initiative is changing that. In this special WCS event, we’ll hear from Gemma Bulos, founder of GWWI and have a “fireside chat” with her on how we can improve access to quality water and sanitation for all people around the world.

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Meet the WCS Board Happy Hour

Aug 03, 14 Meet the WCS Board Happy Hour

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Our group as come a long way in 3 years. We’ve grown to over 600 members, set up a stellar Board of Directors, had over 12,000 views on our website, created excellent conversations with 500+ of people on social media and created a rockin’ Jobs Board!

Now, we are looking for your ideas of how to support women with a passion for cleantech and sustainability. Join us for a Potluck Happy Hour to meet our current Board Members, learn about how you can volunteer, offer up your ideas or simply mix and mingle with other WCS members.

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WCS Talks

Jul 27, 14 WCS Talks

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA

Do you feel it? Women are no longer on the sidelines in the cleantech and sustainability sectors. Over the past decades we have made strides and utilized our unique talents towards growing success. In sustainability alone, women hold 39% of leadership positions, and only 8% in general business.

Women are proving to be a creative, innovative force in a variety of green sectors. This inaugural “TED Talk style” event will feature Bay Area leaders leveraging their tenacity and clean technology to make an impact in the world.

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GRID Alternatives: Women in Solar Webinar Series

Jul 27, 14 GRID Alternatives: Women in Solar Webinar Series

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Join GRID Alternatives’ Women in Solar webinar on August 6, 11am-noon PST for an on-line discussion with leading female professionals. The panel will be moderated by GRID Alternatives’ Communications Manager Julian Foley. Register today at http://www.gridalternatives.org/webuildwebinars

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Tech Women at Bloom Energy

Jul 07, 14 Tech Women at Bloom Energy

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July 29, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bloom Energy
1299 Orleans Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
94089

Four women from Bloom Energy, highly skilled and educated in science, math, and engineering, will speak about their experiences throughout their careers and at Bloom. Bring your daughters to be inspired.

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Solar Summer Happy Hour

Jul 02, 14 Solar Summer Happy Hour

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Monday, July 7, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
John Colins (2 blocks from Moscone West), San Francisco

With SF’s largest annual solar conference Intersolar North America in town, let’s meet for drinks, network, and talk solar!

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Productivity for Entrepreneurs: Your Time is Your Money with Rosie Aiello

Jun 12, 14 Productivity for Entrepreneurs: Your Time is Your Money with Rosie Aiello

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Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
San Francisco

Wish you could be more productive? Join Rosie Aiello to learn easy strategies to stop wasting time and increase your profits and your sanity!

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