Promoting the Central Role of Women
in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship, Addressing both Energy Poverty
and Climate Change.

We envision a world where women are free of energy poverty and lead the change they need. Partner with us to become a powerful force for progress in the sector.

The Issue of Our Time

2.7 billion

rely on inefficient cooking and heating practices

5 hours a day

spent by women collecting fuel for cooking.

25 %

of all climate changing black carbon arises from inefficient cooking and lighting.

Strategic Priorities

We Build Evidence

Women must play an important role in accelerating the adoption of clean energy technologies.

We Share Best Practices

A partnership approach is needed to address seemingly intractable issues such as energy poverty.

We Advocate

Prioritizing women’s leadership in clean energy entrepreneurship is investing in our future.

Our Impact


Women and Youth trained


People with improved access
to clean energy technologies


Green House Gas (GHG)
reduction (in tonnes)

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