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 founders in accelerating their cleantech solutions.
We launched the Women in Cleantech Program to advance female founders (across all LACI programs) with distinctive support and resources. Elements of the program include:
LACI’s Women in Cleantech events are open to all genders.
The WICT Program provides LACI with an added opportunity to prioritize female founders 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 20% growth in its women founders and 40% growth in its BIPOC founders. Collectively, WICT has helped to support 72 women founders in growing their businesses and accelerating their impact.
Friday, September 30 (9:00-10:30am PST)
Marsha Olson, Director, Community Partnerships & Programs, Wurwand Foundation
+ more to be announced!
Generous support for WICT Summer Series is provided by Beneficial State Bank.
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