90 CEOs from our 2022 Global 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.
Every year, HolonIQ identifies the top 1000 Climate Tech startups globally. Region by region, we map the most promising Climate Tech startups, both early and late stage. In 2022, we announced the Africa Climate Tech 50, Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100, East Asia Climate Tech 200, Europe Climate Tech 200, South Asia Climate Tech 100, LATAM Climate Tech 50, Middle East and North Africa Climate Tech 50, Nordic Baltic Climate Tech 100, North America Climate Tech 200 and Southeast Asia Climate Tech 50. To be eligible, these companies must be startups (i.e. not acquired, controlled or listed), operating in the field of energy, the environment, infrastructure or mobility, and less than 10 years old.
We’re celebrating the women leading these incredible startups as CEOs or Co-CEOs, and the work they are doing to transform the global climate tech system. Through our work at HolonIQ (also co-founded and co-led by a woman CEO), we are determined to play our part in eliminating the gender gap in leadership, entrepreneurship and climate technology.
Despite the progress made in parity for women, there’s still an enormous amount to be done. Our Global State of Women CEOs and Leadership deep dives into the numbers across different industries to highlight the areas making most progress and where much work is still to be done.
90 Women CEOs and Founders leading Global Climate Tech Startups
The following amazing women have founded or lead one of the most promising Climate Tech Startups globally. Building and running a startup is not for the faint hearted with an estimated 90% failure rate and research shows that barriers for women to start or lead a successful business are higher than normal. The women you see below have not only overcome significant odds but are focused on making a difference in the lives of millions of people 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 and we will update the list.
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