This week, Foresight Canada wrapped up our third annual #WomenLeadingCleantech campaign, recognizing 40+ women from across the country who are driving the growth of Canadian cleantech and accelerating the global transition to a net zero economy. 

The climate crisis is a challenge that can only be solved if individuals from various backgrounds work together. From water tech to energy to the built environment, the women featured in this year’s campaign span across sectors, roles, and focus areas, and are making their mark on Canadian cleantech. By celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of these inspiring individuals, we hope to shine a light on the collaboration required to put Canada on a path to net zero.

Achieving a green economy requires contributions from innovators, industry, investors, academia, and government. And Canadian women are instrumental in this race, making up approximately 37% of cleantech and environmental roles in Canada. As a 60% women-led organization, we are so energized and humbled to see the growing impact of female leaders in this important work. 

At Foresight, our audacious goal is to see Canada become the first G7 country to reach net zero. This year’s #WomenLeadingCleantech campaign reached more than 37,000 people across all channels, helping to highlight the efforts being made to achieve this ambitious target.

It’s been a pleasure to celebrate just some of the motivating women from across the country who are propelling the cleantech sector forward and helping to establish Canada as a global leader in the net zero transition. 


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

Chief Kluane Adamek (Aagé), Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations – Yukon Region

Sabina Russell, VP of Clean Fuels and Shannon Halliday, VP of Sales and Marketing at HTEC

Ka-Hay Law, Investment Director, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

Kristy O’Leary and Brianna Brown, Co-Founders of Decade Impact 

Cailee Ellis, Head of Sustainability and Environment, Western Canada at Lafarge Canada

Judy Fairburn, Co-CEO and Fund Managing Partner at The51,

Heather Campbell, Executive Director of Clean Technology at Alberta Innovates

Kristy Ehman, CEO of Hyon Software Inc.

Ticia Heward, Founder and CEO of Legacy Watercare Innovations

Jane McDonald, Executive Vice President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development

Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

Rachel Shin, Senior Manager of Climate Change at Scotiabank

Luna Yu, Founder and CEO of Genecis Bioindustries Inc.

Mary Pickering, Vice President of Special Projects at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

Terri Lynn Morrison, Associate Executive Director at Indigenous Clean Energy

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Government of Canada 

Andree-Lise Methot, Founder and Managing Partner, Catherine Berube, Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Investor Relations and Public Affairs, and Shirley Speakman, Senior Partner at Cycle Capital 

Kendra MacDonald, CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (COS) 

Abbie Hodder, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director, International Business at econext

The Women of Foresight, featuring Elizabeth Thorsen, VP Operations at Foresight Canada

Check out the inspiring women highlighted through last year’s #WomenLeadingCleantech campaign here

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