Podcast

Pay Parity & Hiring & Retaining Top Diverse Talent | Sejal Patel Daswani of Sunrun

The Green Light Sunrun, the leading home solar panel and battery storage company in the U.S., successfully launched its internal upskilling program, PowerU, as well as recently became the first national solar company to achieve 100% pay parity. Catherine recently spoke with Sejal Patel Daswani, former CHRO & current Advisor to the Chief People Officer…
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Investing in Climate Tech Startups & a New Community for Women of Color | Chante Harris of SecondMuse

The Green Light In this Green Light episode, Catherine is joined by Chante Harris, Director of Climate Investments & Partnerships at SecondMuse. SecondMuse is an impact & innovation company that builds resilient economies by supporting entrepreneurs & the ecosystems around them. Venture for ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio & accelerator program associated with…
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Venture Capital for Women-Led Startups & the Latest in Waste-to-Value | Janice Tran of Kanin Energy

The Green Light What was it like to found & lead a waste-to-value company in the middle of the pandemic? Catherine speaks with Janice Tran, CEO & Co-Founder of Kanin Energy, about this, why only 13% of venture capital goes to startups with women on the founding team & how Janice applied her experience from…
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Women Leading Sustainable Finance | Marisa Sweeney & Jessie Robbins of Generate Capital

The Green Light n this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Marisa Sweeney & Jessie Robbins, two of the brains driving some of Generate Capital’s exciting investment & tax equity initiatives forward, including investments in Amp Americas & Atlas Organics. Marisa & Jessie also speak about the work they’re most proud of & looking forward…
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Fighting the Good Fight for Renewables on Capitol Hill | Heather Zichal of American Clean Power

The Green Light From working alongside then Senator John Kerry while fighting for better fuel standards to founding & leading the first ever trade organization to represent the entire cleantech industry, Heather Zichal, CEO of American Clean Power Association (ACP), has a lot to be proud of. Catherine spoke with Heather about her career journey…
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What does it take to start a clean energy investment firm from the ground up & how can companies ensure they’re building inclusive, diverse teams as they grow? | Rahul Advani of SER Capital Partners

The Green Light What does it take to start a clean energy investment firm from the ground up? How can companies ensure they’re building inclusive, diverse teams as they grow? In today’s episode, Catherine speaks with Rahul Advani, CEO & Managing Partner of SER Capital Partners, who has proven to be a leader on both…
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Intersectionality, Climate Justice & Why More Cleantech Companies Can & Should Abide by Triple Bottom Line | Bee Hui Yeh of The Power of We

The Green Light In this Green Light episode, Catherine speaks with Bee Hui Yee, the Founder of The Power of We, a social impact consultancy, focused on climate justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. We get into why more cleantech companies can and should abide by the triple bottom line and the importance of…
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Building a Solar Development Firm from the Ground Up & How Minority-Owned Businesses Tap into Explosive Growth in PPAs | Gilbert Campbell of Volt Energy

The Green Light What does it take to build a solar development firm from the ground up and how can minority-owned businesses tap into explosive growth in PPAs? In today’s Green Light episode, Catherine will answer this question and more with Gilbert Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder of Volt Energy Utility & Board Member of SEIA…
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Are you an inventor looking to move your clean technology to market or do you want to provide business guidance for early stage cleantech companies? | Kathy Magruder of The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

The Green Light Are you an inventor looking to move your clean technology to market but need some extra support? Are you interested in providing strategic business guidance for early stage cleantech companies? The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) is bringing key team members & strategic partners to new companies that are helping to mitigate…
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Why UtilityAPI’s Diverse Management Team Is a Strength & How Its CEO Transitioned Into Cleantech From Bartending | Devin Hampton of UtilityAPI

The Green Light Is having zero overlap in demographics a strength for management teams? Devin Hampton, CEO of UtilityAPI answers this very question and why his recent LinkedIn post about the lack of diversity & inclusion in the clean energy industry went viral. Devin and Catherine also will speak about what it takes to transition…
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