Thursday April 7th, 2022
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Grab your beverage and snack of choice and meet us online for the next WISE Media Club, on April 7, 5:30-6:45PM ET. (*Note: Space is limited to preserve a participation-based discussion format. Please notify us 24-hours in advance if you will be unable to attend.)

In the last couple of years, the world’s largest global economies have expanded funding into cleantech. Year by year, cleantech index funds see returns of 100% if not more. However, in the US, less than 2% of venture capital goes to women founders. Women are critical players in advancing climate change solutions. According to Project Drawdown, the education of women could potentially reduce 85.42 Gigatons of CO2 between 2020 and 2050. Empowering women means more effective climate solutions. Join BE-Ex as we hear from women founders that are leading the charge against climate change and supporting diverse founders in the industry.

BE-Ex staff will kick off the conversation and help to facilitate an interactive discussion among attendees. We look forward to hearing from you– please come prepared to share thoughts on the following items:

  1. Kiara Nirghin on the gender divide in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Economist article by Inventor Kiara Nirghin, by invitation of Malala Yousafzai.
  2. Overcoming Challenges with New Climate Technologies – Featuring Kate Frucher,” CREtech Climate Cast podcast episode, featuring Kate Frucher in conversation with Michael Beckerman about her personal career journey and experiences in entrepreneurship and climate tech.

Guest Speaker
Kate Frucher, Managing Director and Co–Founder, The Clean Fight

The “WISE Media Club” was developed in March 2020 as a creative way to keep the WISE (Women in Sustainability & Energy) community spirit alive and to facilitate remote interaction during this time of social distancing. This recurring, monthly media club will cover female-developed podcasts, videos, and articles that touch on climate action, the built environment, and new challenges and opportunities created by the COVID pandemic. We’re excited to launch this new platform and look forward to seeing and hearing from the community.

Photo by Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (CC BY-ND 2.0)


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