Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Expands to New York

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Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS), a global networking organisation focused on empowering women in the green economy, announced the launch of its New York City Chapter.

This expansion joins existing chapters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Paris.

An Inaugural Event to Celebrate

The new chapter will kick off with a celebratory event, "Green Rising: Women Driving Cleantech Innovation in NYC," on June 26th, 2024, held at The Bliss Group's offices in Manhattan. Attendees can expect to connect with influential women shaping climate and sustainability efforts in New York City. Panelists include leaders from the Boston Consulting Group, Centre for Urban Transformation, Rutgers University, itsElectric startup, and Grouphug Solar.

Growing the Network and Amplifying Voices

“The vibrant ecosystem of climate startups and sustainability initiatives in New York City serves as an ideal backdrop for WCS’s expansion efforts,” said WCS Chairwoman, President of SmartWaste Inc, and co-host of the Trash Magic Podcast, Sara Eve Fuentes. “The chapter’s establishment underscores our commitment to amplifying the voices of women in leadership roles and fostering a robust professional network within the New York City community.”

“New York City is a hub of forward-thinking climate innovation, finance, and media, making it an ideal location to amplify and influence our mission,” says WCS founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton. “Emily’s deep expertise in climate communication and Kirpa’s invaluable contributions to WCS makes them the perfect duo to lead our efforts in this pivotal region.”

Meet the New York City Chapter Co-Chairs

  • Kirpa Grewal: An environmental scientist and advocate with a background in humanitarian work. Grewal brings experience in natural resource management, climate science, and leadership roles within WCS. Her passion for sustainability fuels her efforts to connect people and inspire action.

  • Emily Porro: A seasoned communications strategist with over 20 years of experience. Porro's passion for social and environmental change is evident in her work with sustainable startups and global brands. She contributes her expertise as a U.S. advisor on the UNDP's Climate Communications Task Force and a mentor for climate tech startups.

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