WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOLAR SISTER PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

What do women’s empowerment and the environment have in common? They’re both issues that rely on interconnectedness– local solutions will have a huge effect on global outcomes. But there is a more direct connection too. In much of the world– including Tanzania, Nigeria, and Uganda, where Solar Sister works– women are the ones who make…

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WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOLAR SISTER PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

What do women’s empowerment and the environment have in common? They’re both issues that rely on interconnectedness– local solutions will have a huge effect on global outcomes. But there is a more direct connection too. In much of the world– including Tanzania, Nigeria, and Uganda, where Solar Sister works– women are the ones who make…

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PRESS RELEASE: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND ERADICATING ENERGY POVERTY IN AFRICA: SCHWAB FOUNDATION HONORS SOLAR SISTER CEO KATHERINE LUCEY

Originally published in PRNewswire.  PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 21, 2015 Solar Sister, a network of women entrepreneurs bringing clean energy to ruralAfrica, recently announced Chief Executive Officer Katherine Lucey has been named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. Lucey has been recognized for leading the organization’s success in improving the health, safety, education and economic prosperity of communities in rural Africa through solar…

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WISER CONVENES IN NEW YORK TO DISCUSS THE CRITICAL ROLE OF GENDER DIVERSITY AND WOMEN AS DRIVERS OF GLOBAL INNOVATION

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 16, 2015 – Panel held on the side lines of the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit The role of women and the importance of gender diversity as a catalyst for innovation was discussed in New York, April 15, during a panel convened by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER). A…

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SOLAR SISTER STORY: JUSTINA BALANKENA OF TANZANIA

Justina Balankena is a Solar Sister Entrepreneur and small business owner in Bomani, Tanzania. Justina’s husband invested some of his savings in her business idea before he retired as a coal miner. His investment provided the capital that helped Justina launch her shop–a kiosk that acts as the local hardware store where she sells lightbulbs,…

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SOLAR SISTER STORY: JUSTINA BALANKENA OF TANZANIA

Justina Balankena is a Solar Sister Entrepreneur and small business owner in Bomani, Tanzania. Justina’s husband invested some of his savings in her business idea before he retired as a coal miner. His investment provided the capital that helped Justina launch her shop–a kiosk that acts as the local hardware store where she sells lightbulbs,…

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WHEN WOMEN POWER THE WORLD

Originally published on Medium. Energy access is fundamental to development, yet 1.6 billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. That is one quarter of earth’s population in the 21st century. Seventy percent are women and girls, for whom darkness is not a figure of speech. In this International Year of Light, they…

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SOLAR SISTER QUILTS EXHIBITING IN BOSTON UNTIL MAY 2

The ties between art and activism are inextricable. In partnership with Quilt for Change, we are pleased to announce that the Solar Sister quilts are currently on display at The New England Quilt Museum‘s exhibit, “Advocacy Quilting, Inspiring Social Change” in Lowell, MA. “The New England Quilt Museum is honored to host this joint exhibition from The…

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES: VOICE OF SOLAR SISTER

Solar Sister was a featured solution at the UN Women and UN Global Compact’s 2015 Annual Women’s Empower Principles event. The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP), a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global compact, provide a framework to help the private sector focus on key elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.

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SOLAR SISTER SUMMIT – MT. KILIMANJARO 2015

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? What could be more amazing than conquering a personal challenge of epic proportions in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Join us for the Solar Sister Summit – a trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to benefit Solar Sister Entrepreneurs.

Read Entry by Caroline Mailloux
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