Celebrating Women Leading Cleantech

November 29, 2021

In November 2021, we wrapped up our second annual #WomenLeadingCleantech campaign, highlighting some of Canada’s most prominent women leading the charge to a net zero economy. 

Foresight is proud to have introduced 20 #WomenLeadingCleantech to an audience of more than 42,000 people.

The campaign featured women from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds - from academia and government agencies, to home-grown enterprises and industry leaders. Canadian women are leaving their mark on cleantech in a multitude of ways, through leadership roles, charting the course for Canada, and delivering innovative solutions. 

Like the women featured in this campaign, our own CEO Jeanette Jackson, VP of Operations Elizabeth Thorsen, and all of the women at Foresight are working hard to grow and accelerate cleantech in Canada.

At Foresight, our mission is to turn Canada into a global leader in cleantech. But we also hope to inspire the next generation of change-makers and innovators along the way. We need strong examples of women in STEM for the next generation to look up to. With the group honored this year and many more examples of women leading cleantech in Canada, we are well set for success.

Meet the inspiring individuals featured in this year’s #WomenLeadingCleantech campaign:

Meredith Adler, Executive Director of Student Energy

Maike Althaus, Executive Director at Canada Cleantech Alliance

Anjali Appadurai, of Sierra Club BC

Tatiana Esteves, Founder and CEO of Permalution

Jenn Harper, founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC

Jacqueline Jennings, venture partner with Raven Indigenous Capital Partners and the Director of the The Fireweed Fellowship

Shelley R. King, founding CEO of Natural Products Canada

Hyewon Kong, Vice President and Head of Responsible Investing at the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Elicia Maine, Professor at Simon Fraser University 

Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Serena Michell-Grenier, Lands Coordinator at the Kanaka Bar Indian Band

Ashley Noseworthy, CEO of EDGEWISE Environmental

Susannah Pierce, President and Country Chair of Renewables and Energy Solutions with Shell Canada

Joy Romero, President of the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)

Naysan Saran, co-founder and CEO of CANN Forecast

Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Connie Stacey, CEO of Growing Greener Innovations

Anna Stukas, VP Business Development at Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Kim Sturgess, CEO of WaterSMART Solutions Ltd

Emma Wattie, Director of the Atlantic Water Network

Who did we miss? Recommend someone for next year’s list. Contact us.