Solar Sister and wPOWER Continue Partnership to Scale Women’s Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Solar Sister is excited to announce a new phase of its partnership with the U.S. Department of State. As part of the Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER), Solar Sister will work to double its network of clean energy entrepreneurs from 2,500 to 5,000 by the year 2020. The wPOWER initiative, launched by the…

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IN THE NEWS: OLASIMBO SOJIRIN IS “SUSTY PERSON OF THE WEEK”

Our Nigeria Country Manager, Olasimbo Sojinrin, was honored as “Susty Person of the Week”. Here, she answers questions about the state of renewable energy in Nigeria, why women should get in the sustainable energy market, and what passions brought her to Solar Sister. The original interview can be found on sustyvibes.com. SustyVibes is a one-stop…

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WOMEN’S ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND SCALING ACCESS TO ENERGY

March 14, 2016, New York. Solar Sister participated in the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) official parallel event on the theme “Women’s Energy Entrepreneurship: Empowering Women and Scaling Access to Energy”. The event was organized by The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, ENERGIA and UN Women.  The panel discussed women’s energy…

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BILL CLINTON HIGHLIGHTS SOLAR SISTER IN “INSIDE IMPACT” FILM

In spring 2015, President Bill Clinton visited Solar Sister in Karatu, Tanzania to learn about clean energy access from our network of Solar Sister Entrepreneurs. We’re pleased to announce that footage from his visit is highlighted in the virtual reality film, “Inside Impact: East Africa,” available here and by clicking the image below!  “In a village…

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WELCOME! VIVIAN IGUNDUURA JOINS TEAM AS CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

Solar Sister is pleased to welcome Vivian Igunduura to the team as our Chief Program Officer. Vivian comes to Solar Sister with more than 25 years of expertise as a banking professional in retail business development, risk management, talent development, and investment banking. As Chief Program Officer, Vivian will be based in Kampala, Uganda and lead…

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SOLAR SISTER WINS WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND GRANT FROM THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced today that Solar Sister has been awarded a grant under the Women’s Empowerment Fund. With this support, Solar Sister will integrate and test the Empowered Entrepreneur training curricula in Solar Sister’s program in Uganda. Solar Sister is partnering with Anita Shankar and Genevieve Smith, the lead authors of…

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SOLAR SISTER RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION – GSC SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AWARDS

Solar Sister is proud to announce that judges have unanimously voted us for an honorable mention for the 2015 Global Sourcing Council‘s Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing Awards. The GSC 3S Awards program honors the best “green” practices in global sourcing, as implemented by companies, corporations and individuals supporting global sustainable development, social responsibility, ethical and ecological business practices and the…

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CEO KATHERINE LUCEY SPEAKING AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN CHINA

Today kicks off the first day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China. This year’s forum is focused on “The Innovation Playbook” and Solar Sister CEO and Founder Katherine Lucey will be honored as a 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Because Solar Sister is…

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SOLAR SISTER FEATURED IN JIM ROGERS NEW BOOK “LIGHTING THE WORLD”

Solar Sister is proud to announce that we are a featured case study in Jim Rogers‘s new book, “Lighting the World.” Rogers, the former CEO and Chairman of Duke Energy, the US’s largest electric company is “leading a grand collaborative effort to bring sustainable, clean electrical power to everyone who lacks it.” As part of…

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SOLAR SISTER NAMED LIGHTING GLOBAL ASSOCIATE

Solar Sister is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a Lighting Global Associate, joining hand in hand with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to ensure our product portfolio is made up of the highest quality products that best fit the needs of our customers across rural Africa. We are…

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