#NationWISE 14-City Event Kicks off Actions to Support Women in Solar

#NationWISE 14-City Event Kicks off Actions to Support Women in SolarWomen account for just 21.6% of the solar workforce. The nonprofit Women in Solar Energy (WISE) is looking to do something about this, and as part of that effort recently hosted a historic #NationWISE Multi-City Roundtable in 14 cities. WCS Board Member Elizabeth Galusha gives her take on the inspiring evening in San Francisco. read more

How Erica Mackie Leads Grid Alternatives’ Push for Low-Income Solar

How Erica Mackie Leads Grid Alternatives’ Push for Low-Income SolarFor some of the country’s most financially vulnerable families, a high utility bill can mean choosing between putting food on the table or keeping the lights on. Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of Grid Alternatives, discusses low-income solar policy in the U.S. and how to create equal access to solar and jobs in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. read more

What Does It Take to Successfully Implement Corporate Sustainability?

What Does It Take to Successfully Implement Corporate Sustainability?Sustainable development is becoming an integral part of our daily life, and more companies are willing to incorporate sustainability into their daily business. So why are so many businesses still lacking when it comes to implementing sustainability? Saskia Juretzek has the answers -- and the solutions. read more

Start Small: How I Went from Junior Analyst to Startup CEO in One Year

Start Small: How I Went from Junior Analyst to Startup CEO in One YearHow do you go from low-level analyst to CEO in just a year? WCS Board Member Elena Lucas did it by taking one small action after another – till she found herself in a new and fulfilled life. Read her inspiring story to see how you too can change your life and career. read more

Bernadette Del Chiaro Wants to Make California Solar a Force of Nature

Bernadette Del Chiaro Wants to Make California Solar a Force of NatureLooking to ensure that the California solar industry is in a position to defend itself from its adversaries, and help pro-solar policies continue to flourish, is Bernadette Del Chiaro, the executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). read more

How I Became “The LED Lady” -- Hawaiian Style?

How I Became “The LED Lady” -- Hawaiian Style?   What do you do when you find yourself in the middle of a recession, Green MBA in hand, but with skills that are no longer in demand? If you're Lindsay Wood, you find a new career based in sustainable values -- and reinvent yourself as The LED Lady. Read Lindsay's story to learn more about how she started on her journey, what kept her going, and why she loves LEDs so much. read more

Events

Partner Event – Key Networking Systems for Success

Mar 23, 15 Partner Event – Key Networking Systems for Success

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April 11, 2015
San Mateo, CA
9:00am – 5:00pm

Lisa Ann is bringing back her popular networking workshop in a Peninsula location! After using the skills he learned at the fall presentation of this workshop, Michael Bishop of OnGrid Solar said “The CALSEIA holiday party last week was the best business networking experience I’ve ever had. I thoroughly enjoyed it and got a ton of value. I owe your workshop many thanks for that!”

**RSVP on EventBrite here**

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Conference Networking: How to Blow Away the Competition

Feb 18, 15 Conference Networking: How to Blow Away the Competition

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) San Francisco, CA 25% discount to WCS Members with promo code WCS Early-bird pricing ends March 6, 11:30pm PDT Register Conferences. Some of us love them and some of us love to hate them. No matter how you feel, the high costs to attend industry conferences pressures us to maximize...

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Partner Event: Women in Solar Energy Roundtable 2/24 in SF

Women in Solar Energy Happy Hour and Roundtable: Date: Tuesday February 24, 2015 Time: 6-8PM Location: Connections SF, 424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111 Event...

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WCS/YPE happy hour at Roe on 2/19

SF Happy Hour with WCS and YPE! Mix & Mingle Over Tasty Beverages at Roe Join us on Thursday, February 19th from 6:00p-9:00p at Roe in Downtown San Francisco for WCS’s and YPE’s February Happy Hour! Mix and mingle with fellow YPE members. Please register in advance on Eventbrite for $5 – registration includes...

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Kicking Coal out of your portfolio – Sustainable Investment Workshop on 2/25

CalPERS is divesting of coal! The City of Berkeley and Oakland has too!  Why shouldn’t you? In this interactive and practical workshop, Dale Wannen will walk through how individuals can personally divest in coal without having to risk returns. Company 401k? Roth IRA? Brokerage Account? Find out which mutual funds, ETFs and...

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Partner Event: GRID Alternatives Women in Solar Webinar

Nov 02, 14 Partner Event: GRID Alternatives Women in Solar Webinar

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Join us on Nov. 5, 11am-noon PST for our Women in Solar Webinar Series featuring leaders in Research & Development. Learn from top executives about career paths in Research & Development, and the challenges and rewards of working in the industry as a woman.

Register now: gridalternatives.org/webuildwebinars.

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WCS Holiday Potluck

Oct 07, 14 WCS Holiday Potluck

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Let’s get together and have some fun! Happy holidays!

Join us for a potluck holiday party to celerate the end of another successful WCS year! Feel free to bring just yourself, or a bottle or dish to share. If you plan to bring something to share, email events@womencleantechsustatinability.org for the discunt code for a free ticket.

Our group as come a long way in 3 years. We’ve grown to over 700 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!

>> Please email us at events@womencleantechsustainability.org if you plan to bring a dish or bottle of wine to share and we’ll send you a 100% off discount code.

Let’s get together and have some fun! Happy holidays!

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Meet East African Women Bringing Clean Water to Their Communities

Oct 06, 14 Meet East African Women Bringing Clean Water to Their Communities

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November 13, 2014
6:30-9:30pm

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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