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

TechWomen Is Not Just an Exchange Program

TechWomen Is Not Just an Exchange ProgramAdvanced nations are beginning to understand that healthy economies cannot exist without the contributions of women. In 2011, that understanding inspired Hillary Clinton to create TechWomen, a professional and cultural exchange program for women from Africa and the Middle East. Christie McCarthy of Vista Solar shares her experience as a mentor in TechWomen 2014. read more

How to Reinvent Yourself and Create a Life and Career You Love

How to Reinvent Yourself and Create a Life and Career You LoveWhat would you do if you found you were living a lifestyle but not a life? If you were Anne Martin, the Reinvention Mentor, you’d set about creating a life you love – and you’d reinvent yourself. At a recent WCS event, Martin shared her steps for success on the path to reinvention. read more

The Push to Bring More Women into Cleantech and Sustainability

The Push to Bring More Women into Cleantech and SustainabilityWhy aren't there more women in solar and related industries? This kind of question is being asked across many tech fields. More organizations are forming to support women in solar, and the spotlight was on one at a recent webinar. Read about that plus what our own Lisa Ann Pinkerton is doing with WCS. read more

Women Join Together to Advance Solar -- and Women

Women Join Together to Advance Solar -- and WomenDo you wish there were more support for women in solar? If you’ve ever experienced a career setback in the solar industry and had nowhere to turn, bemoaned the lack of visibility of women and minorities in leadership positions, or felt alone in your career journey, you have an opportunity to shape a future of diversity for the solar workforce. read more

First Annual WCS Talks Provide a Beacon of Hope

First Annual WCS Talks Provide a Beacon of Hope“The metamorphosis is now.” That’s what Lisa Ann Pinkerton, founder of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability, affirmed to a packed room at the first annual WCS Talks. She challenged us to ask, “What am I doing to help?” The evening’s diverse speakers -- nine women and one brave soul, a man -- all had amazing answers to that question. read more

Events

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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Partner Event – Top 3 Systems for Successful Business Networking

Oct 02, 14 Partner Event – Top 3 Systems for Successful Business Networking

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
San Francisco

For your WCS 25% discount use promocode WCS

In the green economy much of your success is not based only on what you know, nor who you know, or how large your network is. Instead, it’s about how deeply you foster your relationships long term.

Top earners in the cleantech and sustainable industries know three systems that transformed their worlds from cold calling to having opportunities knock down their door. In this full day workshop, speaker Lisa Ann Pinkerton, President of Technica Communications and founder of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability, will teach her time-tested, simple, systematic process for building engaging networks, including the top three secrets that turn contacts into cash.

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Sustainable Reinvention: Transition and Thrive in Today’s Business World

Oct 02, 14 Sustainable Reinvention: Transition and Thrive in Today’s Business World

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA

This interactive presentation offers several key strategies for reshaping your career or business to be more joyful, abundant and fulfilling. You’ll learn how to:

Develop a reinventor’s mindset so you can begin to think outside the box and explore exciting new possibilities.
Define what’s really important to you so that you have a compass to guide you on your reinvention journey.
Handle the greatest barriers to reinvention – doubt, uncertainty and fear – so that you become more resilient
Build your self- confidence so that you’re more willing to step out of your comfort zone and take risks.

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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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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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