2021 Global Climate Tech Women Leaders

94 Women from 25 Countries Leading Global Climate Tech Startups.

94 CEOs from our inaugural Climate Tech 1000 are women. We're celebrating this inspirational cohort and hoping this spotlight inspires action and support for more women entrepreneurs around the world to lead us towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

In the lead up to COP26, HolonIQ identified the top 1000 Climate Tech startups around the world and launched an open-source taxonomy for Climate Tech, we call the Climate Tech Landscape 1.0. Region by region, we mapped the most promising Climate Tech startups, both early and late stage. We mapped the Africa Climate Tech 50, Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100, East Asia Climate Tech 100, Europe Climate Tech 200, India and South Asia Climate Tech 100, LATAM Climate Tech 50, MENA Climate Tech 50, Nordic and Baltic Climate Tech 100, North America Climate Tech 200 and finally the Southeast Asia Climate Tech 50. To be eligible, these companies had to be startups (i.e. not acquired, controlled or listed), operating in climate technology, and generally less than 10 years old.

We’re celebrating the women leading these incredible startups as CEOs or Co-CEOs, and the work they’re doing across Climate Tech companies around the world. 9.4% of the Climate Tech 1000 (94) have women CEOs or Co-CEOs which across the Impact spectrum, compares with 10% women CEOs in Health Technology and 13% women CEOs in Education Technology. Through our work at HolonIQ, which is also co-founded and co-led by a woman, we are determined to play our part in eliminating the gender gap in leadership, entrepreneurship and education.

Despite the progress made in parity for women, there’s still an enormous amount to be done. Our Global State of Play Report on Women CEOs and Leadership (from last International Women’s day) around the world deep dives into the numbers across different industries to highlight the areas making most progress and where much work is still to be done.

94 Women from 25 Countries Leading Global Climate Tech Startups.

The following amazing women are leading the most promising Climate Tech Startups globally. With an estimated 90% failure rate, building and running a Climate Tech startup is not for the faint-hearted, and research shows that barriers for women looking to start or lead a successful business remain high. The women you see below have not only overcome significant odds but are focused on making a difference in the lives of millions worldwide. Congratulations on your impact so far and we look forward to tracking your progress over the coming years.

If by chance we have missed a women CEO who leads a Climate Tech company selected in HolonIQ’s Global Climate Tech 1000 Series, please contact us immediately and we will update the list.

Abhilasha Purwar

CEO and Founder at Blue Sky Analytics

Adital Ela

CEO and Founder at Criaterra Innovations

Alba Rodríguez

CEO and Founder at Gricha

Alexandra Rasch Castillo

CEO and Founder at Caban Systems

Alexandra Shiqihu

Director of Residential ESS Business Unit at Tecloman

Alisa Valderrama

CEO and Co-Founder at FutureProof Technologies

Allison Kopf

CEO and Founder at Artemis

Anat Halgoa Solomon

CEO and Co-Founder at Saturas Ltd

Arooshi Dahiya

Co-Founder at Oleo

Astrid Atkinson

CEO and Co-Founder at Camus Energy

Bessie Schwarz

CEO and Co-Founder at Cloud to Street

Bina Keo

CEO, Founder and Managing Director at CocoTech Consulting

Camille Socquet-Clerc

Founder at Bloom Impact Investing

Carmen Hasenknopf

Chief Experience Officer at Donkey Republic

Catherine Long

CEO and Co-Founder at Trace

Christiana Zhu

CEO and Co-Founder at Marvelous Foods

Christine George


Christine Moseley

CEO and Founder at Full Harvest

Daphna Nissenbaum

CEO and Co-Founder at TIPA Compostable Packaging

Davida Herzl

CEO and Co-Founder at Aclima

Dr Clementine Chambon

CTO & Co-Founder at Oorja Development Solutions Limited

Dr Jemma Green

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder at Power Ledger

Dr Sabina Anokye Mensah

CEO and National Focal Person at Anomena Ventures

Elizabeth Chan

CEO and Co-Founder at Neptune Robotics

Ezhil Subbian

CEO at String Bio

Fengru L.

CEO and Founder at TurtleTree Labs

Graciela Chichilnisky

CEO at Global Thermostat

Habiba Ali

CEO and Founder at Sosai Renewable Energies

Hannah Kabir

CEO and Founder at CREEDS Energy

Hardik Shah

Principal CEO at HiveHome

Jayantika Soni

CTO and Co-Founder at Resync

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO at LanzaTech

Jenny Keisu

CEO at X Shore

Joan King Salwen

CEO at Blue Ocean Barns

Joanne Howarth

CEO and Founder at Planet Protector Packaging

Julia Collins

CEO and Founder at Planet FWD

Julia Reisser

Co-Founder at ULUU

Julie Kronstrøm Carton

Founder and Director at MATE.bike

Juliette Murphy

CEO and Co-Founder at FloodMapp

Kai Yi Carrie Chan

CEO and Co-Founder at Avant Meats

Kameale C. Terry

CEO at ChargerHelp!

Katharina Unger

CEO and Founder at LIVIN Farms

Keum Chae Min

CEO and Founder at UNLIMEAT

Kristi Knaack Riordan

CEO and Co-Founder at Harvest B

Laura Flanagan

CEO at Ripple Foods

Lauren Salz

CEO and Co-Founder at Sealed

Lily Dempster

CEO and Founder at One Small Step

Liron Nimrodi

CEO and Co-Founder at Zero Egg

Lisa Dyson

CEO at Air Protein

Maddie Hall

CEO and Co-Founder at Living Carbon

Magi Richani

CEO and Founder at Nobell Foods

Maria Carolina Fujihara

CEO and Founder at SINAI Tachnologies

Maricel Saenz

CEO and Founder at Compund Foods

Megan O'Connor

CEO and Co-Founder at Nth Cycle

Merit Valdsalu

CEO and Co-Founder at Single.Earth

Mette Lykke

CEO at Too Good to Go

Moran Price

CEO and Co-Founder at IRP Systems

Nancy Schellhorn

CEO and Co-Founder at RapidAIM

Nicole Poindexter

CEO and Founder at Energicity

Olympia Yarger

CEO at Goterra

Phoebe Gardner

CEO and Co-Founder at Bardee

Poonam Bir Kasturi

Founder and Designer at Daily Dump

Racheli Vizman

CEO and Co-Founder at SavorEat

Rebecca (Bex) R.

CEO and Co-Founder at ZeroJet

Reena Sharma

CEO and Co-Founder at Shandi Global

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

CEO and Founder at EcoWare

Rhea Shukla

CEO and Co-Founder at The Switch Fix

Salinee Hurley

CEO and Founder at SunSawang

Sanchali Pal

CEO and Founder at Joro

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO and Co-Founder at Shiok Meats

Sara Menker

CEO and Founder at Gro Intelligence

Shama Sukul Lee

CEO, Founder and Head of Product at Sunfed

Shreya Dave

CEO and Co-Founder at Via Separations

Shwe Yamin Oo

CEO and Co-Founder at Recyglo Company

Siri M. Kalvig

CEO at Nysnø Climate Investments

Smitha Devigere

Founder at Devigere Biosolutions

Srujana Raghupatruni Patnaik

CEO at Cellerite Systems

SungUn Chang

CEO and Founder at YOLK

Suruchi Rao

Co-Founder at Ossus Biorenewables

Susan Graham

CEO and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems

Susan McGarry

Managing Director at Ecocem Ireland

Susanne Hedblom

Managing Director at Nuuka

Susumu Yokozuka

CFO at PanAir

Suvi Haimi

CEO and Co-Founder at Sulapac

Taly Nechushtan

CEO at Innovopro

Tsipi Shoham

CEO and Founder at GreenOnyx

Tulika Raj

CEO and Co-Founder at SunGreenH2

Tumi Mphahlele

Chief Executive at I-G3N

Varsha Anoop

CEO and Co-Founder at Vioma Motors

Veronica Harwood-Stevenson

CEO and Founder at Humble Bee

Veronique De Bruijn

CEO at Photanol

Virginia Emery

CEO and Founder at Beta Hatch

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