This Women in the Spotlight series features Amy Francetic, CEO of the ChicagoShe has over 18 years of operational and executive management experience in the high technology sector with specialties in cleantech and information technology.
The organization is dedicated to accelerating the development of clean-energy businesses in the Midwest and works with a board of Chicago’s most powerful and wealthy investors — Nicholas Pritzker, Michael Polsky and Paula Crown among them. In this video Francetic talks with Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Founder and Chairwoman Lisa Ann Pinkerton on how she came to co-found the non-profit cluster and her tips for being a strong female leader and maintaining a fulfilling family life.
This Women in the Spotlight video features Joyce Ferris, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Hill Partners, an investment firm with a focus in green technology. She was recently featured in our Top 20 Women Cleantech Investors article.
Joyce talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about how she got started as an investor, new models she is building in the space and offers advice for women looking to become investors someday.
This Women in the Spotlight episode features Kiki Tidwell a cleantech angel investor. Tidwell talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about how women are naturally poised to be successful angel investors and covers how other women can learn the skills to be successful angels themselves.
Lighting represents 19 percent of global electricity. According to McKinsey & Company nearly $25 billion (conservatively) is expected to go LED by 2020. Palatable consumer bulb prices, and increasing awareness among commercial customers, is expected to be the juice the industry needs to rocket up the inflection point S-curve. Unlike the sheer luck of investing in Apple when it was $16 a share, the writing is on the wall for LED market expansion. That is, if you are willing to look.
It’s easy to look back on digital film, the Internet or mobile phones to see when the perfect conditions of cost, demand and technology converged to make the switch from analog to digital a obvious. Looking at the landscape today, energy-efficient lighting, namely LEDs, is the next major market to reap the benefits of going digital. In this panel discussion our speakers will cover the booming LED market, new technologies to look out for and the future of the industry. It’s an event you will want to be a part of!
This Women in the Spotlight episode features Erica Mackie, Co-Founder of the solar non-profit Grid Alternatives. Erica talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about her decision to found the solar non-profit, the joys and struggles of being a working mother and offers advice to women working their way up in the cleantech industry.
At this WCS panel, Cleantech Nation Co-Author Clint Wilder combines lively storytelling with expert analysis, to provide a compelling call to action and outline the latest technology, policy, and financial tools that the U.S. can wield to compete and win in the 21st century.