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.

2022 WICT Holiday Brunch 

We couldn’t finish off the year without getting together one more time! Thank you for joining this FREE in-person outdoor holiday brunch celebrating women founders and leaders in our community. We enjoyed food, drinks, music, and more as we reconnected with old friends and made some new ones!

The Holiday Brunch took place on Friday, November 18 from 10am to 3pm. Thank you to the beautiful Little City Farm for hosting us in the heart of Los Angeles!

WICT (Virtual!) Coffee Meetup


Hear from a featured founder in LACI’s Incubation program and find out what’s in store for our WICT community in 2023. Sign up for our email list to get invites to virtual Coffee Meetups and in-person gatherings!

FOUND/LA + LACI: Coffee Talks Series

Women in Cleantech’s six-part FOUND/LA + LACI: Coffee Talks Event Series ran from May – September 2022. This thought leadership series provided women founders with actionable resources and a supportive community to help their businesses thrive. Each session took place in local women-owned coffee shops, covered critical topics facing women entrepreneurs, and engaged both the FOUND/LA and LACI communities.

Watch video recordings and explore takeaways from these sessions here.

Thank you for joining us!

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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