Women in cleantech and positive impact: Spring soiree

30 May 2019

Women in cleantech and positive impact: Spring soiree

Board Chair of Amnesty International speaks to gathering of executive women in Vancouver café venue

Odgers Berndtson’s Vancouver Partners Elaine Grotefeld and Esther McGregor hosted another special event in their Women in Cleantech and Positive Impact series for executive women engaged in cleantech, and environmental or social positive impact.

The popular event featured a talk from Lana Verran, Board Chair of Amnesty International (Canada). Lana spoke about the recently launched Amnesty BRAVE campaign which aims to strengthen the visibility of women human rights defenders, and to build political and public pressure to force governments to prevent and address violence against them.

Lana also noted that access to clean air and water is becoming an increasingly urgent global human rights issue in which Amnesty is now becoming involved. To this particular gathering of women, this served as a defining example of the interlocking of social and environmental challenges and impact, and how they need to be addressed through this lens.

Below are some photos from the event:

From left to right: Grace Quan, Hydrogen in Motion CEO; Elaine Grotefeld; Lisa Payne, Minesense CFO

From left to right: Grace Quan, Hydrogen in Motion CEO; Elaine Grotefeld; Lisa Payne, Minesense CFO  

From left to right: Megan McGinley, Switch Materials CFO, Callum Wallace and Esther McGregor

From left to right: Megan McGinley, Switch Materials CFO, Callum Wallace and Esther McGregor 

Women in Cleantech event crowd.

Odgers Berndtson’s Women in Cleantech Networking Group brings together women from all areas of cleantech, sustainability and environmental innovation. Cleantech constitutes Canada’s fastest growing sector, and British Columbia is a hot bed of world-class innovation in this space. Our Cleantech practice works with early stage ventures pioneering new technologies through to global players entering or expanding in this exciting sector. If you would like to know more about the Women in Cleantech group or our Cleantech practice, please contact Elaine Grotefeld directly.