The Beam Magazine: feature

Putting the Sister in Solar: the movement bringing women out of energy poverty ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 8, 2018 on The Beam In the bustle of a busy marketplace in southwestern Nigeria, Felicia Abiola-Ige sets up a stall with a wide array of solar lamps, torches, phone chargers, home systems and energy efficient stoves. She lays solar panels facing…

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JOURNEYS Hilaria brings creativity to challenges

Last we spoke in June, Hilaria traveled to New York to accept ENERGIA’s Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sharing her wisdom and experience as a clean energy entrepreneur and receiving a EU 1,000 prize. Since then, Hilaria has been going about business – both solar and her long-time basket-weaving enterprise. She tells us business has…

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WATCH! Solar Sister Nigeria

VOA Hausa covers Solar Sister Nigeria’s work in Plateau State Look out for English version coming soon! Murhun Girki Mai Amfani Da Hasken Rana BIDIYO: Girki Da Murhu Mai Amfani Da Hasken Rana Wata kungiya mai suna Solar Sisters ta koyawa mata yadda zasu ci moriyar amfani da murhun dake samun makamashin sa daga hasken…

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Every dollar doubled – a new campaign with One Days Wages!

Give to Solar Sister and One Day’s Wages matches 100% If you love Solar Sister, now is the time to give! Starting October 5th, every donation to Solar Sister will DOUBLE as we launch a three-month campaign with One Day’s Wages (ODW) to kickstart 60 clean energy women entrepreneurs in rural Tanzania. Give through ODW’s…

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PRESS RELEASE: Women need a seat at the clean energy table

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – On August 24, 2017, Solar Sister, in collaboration with the UN Foundation-led Energy Access Practitioner Network and ENERGIA will host a workshop to highlight the need for more meaningful inclusion of women in clean energy access value chains and policies. Solar Sister will also launch new research from the Miller Center for Social…

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Solar Sister joins Power For All Campaign

Solar Sister, the world’s first women led social enterprise eradicating energy poverty at scale by investing in women as clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders, has joined the Power for All campaign. “Solar Sister is proud to join the Power for All campaign. Together, we are committed to advance the largest untapped renewable energy source in the…

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Solar Sister Stories on the Airwaves of Tanzania

In 2015, Solar Sister launched its Women and Energy: WE Shine Campaign to build awareness of the transformative impacts that occur when women are empowered at all levels of energy value chains. Solar Sister’s goal when launching the campaign was to reach 5 million people in Tanzania by highlighting the individual stories and voices of…

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Journeys: Hilaria wins ENERGIA’s Women Entrepreneur of 2017 Award!

Hilaria Paschal is a successful entrepreneur because she never gives up and is not afraid to try new things in her business. In 2016, she kept her Solar Sister business going in spite of caring for her sick child and dipping into her savings for the medical costs. Hilaria truly exemplifies Solar Sister’s values of grit…

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Job Opportunity – Director of Finance

Position: Director of Finance Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer Location: Washington DC Solar Sister is seeking a Director of Finance to provide finance help build our systems and structures for financial management of a $1 million + budget, as our organization expands in size and geographic scope within the United Sates and sub-Saharan Africa. We…

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Job Opportunity – Solar Sister Nigeria Business Development Associate

Business Development Associate Nigeria Position The Business Development Associate is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting a network of women entrepreneurs (“Solar Sister Entrepreneurs”) in a defined region. The Business Development Associate is responsible to oversee assist and guide the Solar Sister Entrepreneurs in growing and developing their small business ventures to bring clean energy…

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