650+ Women in Climate to Know

Plus: 30 top investors and founders at the forefront of ClimateTech

This International Women's Day, we put 650+ remarkable women in the spotlight.

Their unwavering commitment and visionary leadership inspires inclusion, action and change towards a brighter future for our planet.

Read on to discover the full list of 650+ exceptional women in Climate, with plenty of familiar faces and new names to watch in 2024 and beyond.

Many of them will be joining us IRL at the HackSummit on June 13-14th in Lausanne, Switzerland. Why not come and join them?

Use code WOMENINCLIMATE to save 20% off your pass until March 31st.

First, let's meet 30 of them:

🇩🇪 Melina Sánchez Montañés 
Investment Principal and VP Impact at AENU 
Enabling value-additive capital for tech-entrepreneurs who solve the climate crisis and advance social equality.

🇰🇪 Kate Kallot
Founder and CEO at Amini 
Using AI and satellite data to bridge the environmental data gap in Africa to build Africa’s data infrastructure for nature

🇺🇲 Ginger Krieg Dosier
Co-Founder and Board Member at Biomason
Developing building material technologies that employs natural microorganisms to grow bio cement in ambient temperatures.

🇨🇭Camille Accolas
Venture Builder at Brainforest
Identifying system changing opportunities, and empowering entrepreneurs to build game changing and profitable ventures.

🇺🇲 Ashley Grosh
Vice President at Breakthrough Energy
Commercialising clean technologies through the Breakthrough Energy Program to bring them to market.

🇫🇷 Maelis Carraro 
Managing Partner at Catalyst Fund
Investing in startups that offer innovative tech solutions for a climate-resilient future in Africa across agtech, insurtech, fintech and waste management.

🇺🇸 Keely Anson
Head of Shared Future Fund at Collaborative Fund
Supporting leaders work towards offering the world something greater than themselves.

🇸🇪 Elin Bergman 
CIO at Cradlenet
Co-Founder of Nordic Circular Hotspot
Accelerating the transition to a circular economy in the Nordics through community building and knowledge sharing.

🇨🇭 Margaux Peltier
Co-Founder at Enerdrape
Turning underground infrastructures into renewable energy sources with the world's first prefabricated geothermal panel technology.

🇩🇪 Elizabeth Schrey
Managing Director at DTCF 
Backing early-stage technologies in industrial applications with special interests in sustainable technologies and clean tech.

🇺🇸 Jennifer Place
Principal at Fifth Wall
Investing in technologies that decarbonise the built world for the global real estate industry.

🇩🇪 Veronique Hoerdemann
Managing Partner at Future Energy Ventures
Partnering with today’s most ambitious climate-tech founders to accelerate the energy transition and decarbonize society.

🇰🇪 Muthoni Wachira
General Partner and Investment Director at Katapult Africa Food and Climate Fund, Katapult Group
Investing in Pan-African startups to unlock the continent's potential, build resilience to climate shocks and transform lives. 

🇺🇲 Jennifer Holmgren 
CEO at LanzaTech
Making new products for a circular carbon economy via carbon capture and utilisation technologies.

🇺🇲 Crystal Sacca
Founding Partner at Lowercarbon Capital
Investing in exceptional startups that combine hard science and ambition with decarbonisation, carbon capture and planet-cooling technologies.

🇺🇲 Ramya Swaminathan 
CEO at Malta Inc
Providing industrial-grade, grid-scale energy storage, and electro-thermal energy storage solutions for the energy industry.

🇬🇧 Elizabeth Gilligan
CEO at Material Evolution
Using waste materials and new ways of creating building materials to rapidly and radically decarbonise the cement industry.

🇲🇽 Marissa Cuevas Flores 
CEO and Founder at microTERRA
Using food science to create circular economy solutions to clean water across Latin America and beyond.

🇨🇭 Susana Reber
Startup Acceleration Lead at the Nestlé R+D Accelerator
Connecting strategy, innovation and sustainability to positively impact businesses, communities and the planet.

🇬🇧 Zoe Balmforth
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Pivotal Future 
Bringing 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and communities to find solutions to biodiversity loss, and provide the data and evidence that will drive investment into positive outcomes for nature.

🇩🇪 Lubomila Jordanova 
CEO and Founder at Plan A
Building a carbon accounting software to help businesses decarbonise and be ESG compliant.

🇺🇸 Lauren Salz 
Co-Founder and CEO at Sealed
Offering transformational impact on whole-home comfort and efficiency, through weatherisation and HVAC projects with guaranteed energy savings.

🇬🇧 Insiya Jafferjee
Co-Founder and CEO at ShellWorks 
Collaborating with nature to create innovative and uncompromising packaging solutions.

🇺🇲 Jasmin Hume
CEO and Founder at Shiru
Parsing the natural world of proteins via AI to create and optimise bio -based products across food, cosmetics, agriculture, and materials.

🇨🇭Kristy Deiner
CEO and Co-Founder at SimplexDNA
A molecular ecologist with know-how in aquatic environments in the pursuit of sustainability and social impact.

🇬🇧 Namratha Kothapalli
Principal at Speedinvest 
Investing in startups that are creating the foundations of a new decarbonised economy. 

🇺🇲 Elena Cavallero
Associate at The Grantham Foundation
A climate ally from the philanthropic world, believing in a science and communities-first approach to open-system interventions. 

🇩🇪 Sonja Stuchtey
Founder at The Landbanking Group 
Building on Tech for Good with the world's first platform for Nature Equity management.

🇹🇭 Alina Truhina 
CEO and Managing Partner at The Radical Fund
Co-Founder and Board Member at Founders Factory Africa
Funding early-stage startups across climate-adaptation and resilience in emerging markets.

🇨🇭Maya Ziswiler
CEO of UBS Optimus Foundation
Leading the UBS Optimus Foundation in developing high-impact philanthropic programs in education, health, child protection and the environment.

🇩🇪 Daria Saharova 
Founding Partner at World Fund
Backing decarbonisation startups with huge climate performance potential. 

650+ top women in Climate

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