Unlocking Climate Tech: The Movement to Equitable Tech

Join a special panel to celebrate International Women's Day. Meet leading, female founders and hear their journeys to building the next generation of cutting-edge climate companies.

About the event

What does an equitable climate tech industry look like and how can we build it?

Join a panel to celebrate International Women’s Day and Equal Pay Day to learn how you can move the needle and get involved in climate. Meet leading, female founders and hear their journeys to building the next generation of cutting-edge climate companies.

About the speakers

Tanya Barham

Founder and CEO, of Community Energy Labs

Tanya Barham, CEL’s CEO, has decades of experience guiding building-integrated energy technologies from infancy to wide-scale deployment. One of the most similar to CEL was AirCarePlus®, a product that took an HVAC diagnostics software from field trials to full utility-scale commercial deployment for Southern California Edison (SCE). The technology was bundled with mechanical service contracts and eventually also adopted by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Commonwealth Edison, and Nicor Gas. Barham co-authored the GridWise Architecture Council’s Smart Buildings as a Transactive Energy Hub and Transactive Energy 101. She is a 2021 IMPEL+ Innovator (a program funded by the DOE’s Building Technologies Office and implemented by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

Nicole Granath

Co-Founder, Tangible Materials

Nicole Granath is the Co-Founder of Tangible Materials. Previously, she worked to decarbonize products and operations as global Sustainability Manager for a flooring manufacturer while living in China and the U.S. Prior to that, she helped launch a new fund at a tech-focused long-short equity fund in the New York area.

Elizabeth Landau

COO and Co-Founder, GreenPortfolio

Elizabeth Landau is the Co-founder and COO of GreenPortfolio, a fintech startup democratizing climate data so consumers can leverage personal finance to make a positive climate impact. She has 10+ years of leadership experience in B2B and B2C markets at both Fortune 500 companies (BASF, Anheuser Busch) and startups, with a focus on brand management, innovation, and go-to-market strategy. She earned a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Olivia Cesio

Co-Founder & COO @Waterplan (YC S21). Tech Entrepreneur. Industrial Engineer

Master in Engineering (MEng) from the Technology Institute of Buenos Aires. Now: Co-Founder @Waterplan first SaaS Climate water risk platform Tech Experience: CCO and Partner @Wolox, acquired by Accenture. At Wolox she served as CCO, assembling a team of talented people, opening branches in several countries, and contributing to scale the Commercial Operations capacity.

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About the host

Kamal Kapadia

Terra.do Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

Dr. Kamal Kapadia has 25 years of work, research and teaching experience in the fields of climate change, clean energy and sustainable development. She started her career in the late 1990s working for solar PV startups SELCO in India and Sri Lanka, and Solarcentury (now Statkraft) in the UK. She has also worked with the World Bank and Blue Planet Foundation in Hawaii. 


She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow Kamal on Twitter.

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