Cleantech startups and initiatives are growing rapidly in the US and internationally, and women are leading the way. In every corner of the industry, from energy storage to solar panels to staying in front of policies and standards, women are making strides for the environment.
With that, here are 10 women leaders you should follow on Twitter.
Emily Reichert – @EmilyLReichert
Reichert is the CEO of Greentown Labs, a community of cleantech entrepreneurs tackling some of the world’s biggest environmental challenges. The lab is based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She tweets often about breakthroughs in the cleantech industry and the work the startups in the lab are doing.
Lisa Ann Pinkerton – @lisapinkerton
Pinkerton is the founder of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability in San Francisco, a writer for CleanTechnica, and a former environmental reporter for NPR. She tweets great updates about weird innovations in sustainability.
Danielle Fong – @DanielleFong
Fong calls herself the “girl from the future.” She’s the co-founder and chief scientist of LightSail Energy, which makes inexpensive, efficient energy storage systems. She tweets about cleantech news, but more so about her own life and philosophies. Example tweet: “Power is wasted on the powerful.”
Neha Misra – @LightSolar
Misra is the co-founder of Solar Sister, which empowers women entrepreneurs in Africa by providing them solar lights to sell to their communities. Misra tweets often about women’s rights and women in the cleantech industry.
Wendy Koch – @wendykoch
Koch is the senior energy editor of National Geographic. She writes about domestic and international energy topics, and tweets all kinds of interesting National Geographic energy stories. Sample tweet: “How do you get Silicon Valley to care about energy poverty? PEG Ghana’s @hughwhalan has ideas.@NatGeoEnergy @cb_nunez http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/07/150722-peg-ghana-how-to-get-silicon-valley-to-care-about-energy-poverty/“
Eden Full – @edenfull
Full is a mechanical, electrical, and software engineer, and the founder and CEO of Sun Saluter, a solar panel rotator designed for the developing world. It allows a solar panel to follow the sun throughout the day at a lower price than other rotators.
Katherine Hamilton – @CleanGridView
Hamilton is co-founder and principal at 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm that focuses on clean energy and innovation. She has done extensive research in smart grid solutions. She blogs for Clean Grid View. She also posts a lot of photos of an adorable puppy on Twitter.
Jackie Weidman – @jackie_weidman
Weidman is the founder and executive director of Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a leadership development nonprofit with a fellowship program for people interested in clean energy policy. Weidman also works in DC on microgrid and energy solutions. Sample tweet: “Spends day w/ energy contractors. Spends evening w/ @Energy_Leaders. Spends commute w/ @TheEnergyGang. Might have a slight obsession. ⚡️