Women in Cleantech

Providing thought leadership to inspire and support more women in the cleantech sector

Creating an inclusive green economy means ensuring that everyone can benefit from the green economy, either from green jobs, clean air, or accessing new zero emissions mobility or energy solutions. As part of our work in Enhancing Communities, LACI created our Women in Cleantech (“WICT”) program to intentionally recruit and support more women  in accelerating their cleantech solutions, sector expertise, and career growth.

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We launched the Women in Cleantech Program to foster gender equity through distinctive support and resources for women and historically underrepresented individuals, including thought leadership, network access, and community-building.

Curriculum Support
Quarterly Workshops
Monthly Coffee Meetups
Virtual Dinner to Build Community

LACI’s Women in Cleantech events are open to all genders.

FOUND/LA + LACI: Coffee Talks Series

Women in Cleantech will be launching our 6-part FOUND/LA + LACI: Coffee Talks Event Series from May – September 2022, a thought leadership series to provide women founders with actionable resources and a supportive community to help their businesses thrive. This event series will take place in local women-owned coffee shops (Covid restrictions permitting), cover critical topics facing women entrepreneurs, and engage both the FOUND/LA and LACI communities.

MAY 20 / 10AM

Dealing with Leadership and Management Challenges

JUNE 24 / 10AM

Location TBD

Feeling Supported by Peers and Mentors


Location TBD

Access to Funding


Location TBD

Growing Your Team (how to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)


Location TBD

Marketing and Brand Awarenes


Location TBD

Advancing Your Skills and Education while Managing Your Business

Accelerating Careers in the Green Economy

The WICT Program provides LACI with an added opportunity to prioritize female founders and workforce leaders for speaking engagements, funding opportunities, partner collaborations and introductions, as well as engage with the next generation of female entrepreneurs through the Middle School Girls in STEM Program. Since 2016, LACI has increased its overall startup diversity with 26% growth in its women founders and 45% growth in its BIPOC founders. Collectively, WICT has helped to support 120 women founders and leaders in growing their businesses and 65 women workforce participants accelerating their careers in the green economy.

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