92 Women from 25 Countries Leading Global Climate Tech Startups.

Spotlighting the women leading the world’s most promising Climate Tech Startups.

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92 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 100Europe Climate Tech 200, India and South Asia Climate Tech 100, LATAM Climate Tech 50, MENA Climate Tech 50Nordic 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. 9.2% of the Climate Tech 1000 (92) 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.

92 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.

India - Abhilasha Purwar - BlueDot Photonics

Abhilasha Purwar

CEO and Founder at Blue Sky Analytics

Israel - Adital Ela - Criaterra Innovations

Adital Ela

CEO and Founder at Criaterra Innovations

Mexico - Alba Rodríguez - Gricha

Alba Rodríguez

CEO and Founder at Gricha

United States - Alexandra Rasch Castillo - Caban Systems

Alexandra Rasch Castillo

CEO and Founder at Caban Systems

China - Alexandra Shiqihu - Tecloman

Alexandra Shiqihu

Director of Residential ESS Business Unit at Tecloman

United States - Alisa Valderrama - Futureproof

Alisa Valderrama

CEO and Co-Founder at FutureProof Technologies

United States - Allison Kopf - Artemis

Allison Kopf

CEO and Founder at Artemis

Israel - Anat Halgoa Solomon - Saturas

Anat Halgoa Solomon

CEO & Co Founder at Saturas

India - Arooshi Dahiya - Oleo

Arooshi Dahiya

Co-founder at Oleo

United States - Astrid Atkinson - Camus Energy

Astrid Atkinson

CEO & Co-founder at Camus Energy

United States - Bessie Schwarz - Cloud to Street

Bessie Schwarz

Co-founder & CEO at Cloud to Street

Colombia - Bina Keo - Cocotech Colombia SAS

Bina Keo

CEO, Founder, and Managing Director at CocoTech Consulting

Australia - Camille Socquet-Clerc - Bloom Impact

Camille Socquet-Clerc

Founder at Bloom Impact Investing

Denmark - Carmen Hasenknopf - Donkey Republic

Carmen Hasenknopf

Chief Experience Officer at Donkey Republic

Australia - Catherine Long - Trace

Catherine Long

CEO and Co-Founder at Trace

China - Christiana Zhu - Marvelous Foods

Christiana Zhu

CEO and Co-Founder at Marvelous Foods

France - Christine George - Ergosup

Christine George


United States - Christine Moseley - Full Harvest

Christine Moseley

CEO and Founder at Full Harvest

Israel - Daphna Nissenbaum - TIPA Compostable Packaging

Daphna Nissenbaum

CEO and Co-Founder at TIPA Compostable Packaging

United States - Davida Herzl - Aclima

Davida Herzl

CEO and Co-Founder at Aclima

Australia - Dr Jemma Green - Power Ledger

Dr. Jemma Green

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Power Ledger

Africa - Dr. Sabina Anokye Mensah - Anomena

Dr. Sabina Anokye Mensah

CEO and National Focal Person at Anomena Ventures

China - Elizabeth Chan - Neptune Robotics

Elizabeth Chan

CEO and Co-Founder at Neptune Robotics

India - Ezhil Subbian - String Bio

Ezhil Subbian

CEO at String Bio

Singapore - Fengru L. - TurtleTree Labs

Fengru L.

CEO and Founder at TurtleTree Labs

United States - Graciela Chichilnisky - Global Thermostat

Graciela Chichilnisky

CEO at Global Thermostat

Nigeria - Habiba Al - SOSAI Renewable Energies Company

Habiba Ali

CEO and Founder at Sosai Renewable Energies

Nigeria - Hannah Kabir - CREEDS Energy

Hannah Kabir

CEO and Founder at Creeds Energy

United Kingdom - Hardik Shah - AlertMe

Hardik Shah

Principal CEO at HiveHome

Singapore - Jayantika Soni - Resync

Jayantika Soni

CTO and Co-Founder at Resync

United States - Jennifer Holmgren - LanzaTech

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO at LanzaTech

Sweden - Jenny Keisu - X Shore

Jenny Keisu

CEO at X Shore

United States - Joan King Salwen - Blue Ocean Barns

Joan King Salwen

CEO at Blue Ocean Barns

Australia - Joanne Howarth - PPP

Joanne Howarth

CEO and Founder at Planet Protector Packaging

United States - Julia Collins - Planet FWD

Julia Collins

CEO and Founder at Planet FWD

Australia - Julia Reisser - ULUU

Julia Reisser

Co-Founder at ULUU

Denmark - Julie Kronstrøm Carton - MATE.bike

Julie Kronstrøm Carton

Founder and Director at MATE.BIKE

Australia - Juliette Murph - FloodMapp

Juliette Murphy

CEO and Co-Founder at FloodMapp

China - Kai Yi Carrie Chan - Avant Meats

Kai Yi Carrie Chan

CEO and Co-Founder at Avant Meats

United States - Kameale C. Terry - ChargerHelp!

Kameale C. Terry

CEO at ChargerHelp!

China - Katharina Unger - LIVIN farms

Katharina Unger

CEO and Founder at LIVIN Farms

Australia - Katherine McConnell - Brighte

Katherine McConnell

CEO and Founder at Brighte

Australia - Katherine Sandford - Ubco Bikes

Katherine Sandford

CEO and Executive Chair at UBCO Bikes

South Korea - Keum Chae Min - Zikooin

Keum Chae Min

CEO and Founder at UNLIMEAT

Australia - Kristi Knaack Riordan - Harvest B

Kristi Knaack Riordan

CEO and Co-Founder at Harvest B

United States - Laura Flanagan - Ripple Foods

Laura Flanagan

CEO at Ripple Foods

United States - Lauren Salz - Sealed

Lauren Salz

CEO and Co-Founder at Sealed

Australia - Lily Dempster - One Small Step

Lily Dempster

CEO and Founder at One Small Step

Israel - Liron Nimrodi - Zero egg food

Liron Nimrodi

CEO and Co-Founder at Zero Egg

United States - Lisa Dyson - Air Protein

Lisa Dyson

CEO at Air Protein

United States - Maddie Hall - Living Carbon

Maddie Hall

CEO and Co-founder at Living Carbon

United States - Magi Richani - Nobell Foods

Magi Richani

CEO and Founder at Nobell Foods

United States - Maria Carolina Fujihara - SINAI

Maria Carolina Fujihara

CEO and Founder at SINAI Tachnologies

United States - Maricel Saenz - Compound Foods

Maricel Saenz

CEO and Founder at Compund Foods

United States - Megan O'Connor - Nth Cycle

Megan O'Connor

CEO and Co-Founder at Nth Cycle

Estonia - Merit Valdsalu - Single.earth

Merit Valdsalu

CEO and Co-Founder at Single.Earth

Denmark - Mette Lykke - Too Good to Go

Mette Lykke

CEO at Too Good to Go

Israel - Moran Price - IRP Systems

Moran Price

CEO and Co-Founder at IRP Systems

Australia - Nancy Schellhorn - RapidAIM

Nancy Schellhorn

CEO and Co-Founder at RapidAIM

Ghana - Nicole Poindexter - Energicity

Nicole Poindexter

CEO and Founder at Energicity

Australia - Olympia Yarger - Goterra

Olympia Yarger

CEO at Goterra

New Zealand - Phoebe Gardner - Bardee

Phoebe Gardner

CEO and Co-Founder at Bardee

India - Poonam Bir Kasturi - Daily Dump

Poonam Bir Kasturi

Founder and Designer at Daily Dump

Israel - Racheli Vizman - SavorEat

Racheli Vizman

CEO and Co-Founder at SavorEat

Marine - Australia - Rebecca (Bex) R.

Rebecca (Bex) R.

CEO and Co-Founder at ZeroJet

Singapore - Reena Sharma - Shandi Global

Reena Sharma

CEO and Co-Founder at Shandi Global

India - Rhea Mazumdar Singhal - Ecoware

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

CEO and Founder at EcoWare

India - Rhea Shukla - The Switch Fix

Rhea Shukla

CEO and Co-Founder at The Switch Fix

Thailand - Salinee Hurley - SunSawang

Salinee Hurley

CEO and Founder at SunSawang

United States - Sanchali Pal - Joro

Sanchali Pal

CEO and Founder at Joro

Singapore - Sandhya Sriram - Shiok Meats

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO and Co-Founder at Shiok Meats

United States - Sara Menker - Gro Intelligence

Sara Menker

CEO and Founder at Gro Intelligence

New Zealand - Shama Sukul Lee - Sunfed

Shama Sukul Lee

CEO, Founder, and Head of Product at Sunfed

United States - Shreya Dave - Via Separations

Shreya Dave

CEO and Co-Founder at Via Separations

Myanmar - Shwe Yamin Oo - Recyglo

Shwe Yamin Oo

CEO and Co-Founder at Recyglo Company

Norway - Siri M. Kalvig - HIPtec

Siri M. Kalvig

CEO at Nysnø Climate Investments

India - Smitha devigere - Devigere Biosolutions

Smitha Devigere

Founder at Devigere Biosolutions

India - Srujana Raghupatruni Patnaik - Cellerite Systems

Srujana Raghupatruni Patnaik

CEO at Cellerite Systems

South Korea - SungUn Chang - YOLK

SungUn Chang

CEO and Founder at YOLK

India - Suruchi Rao - Ossus Biorenewables

Suruchi Rao

Co-Founder at Ossus Biorenewables

United Kingdom - Susan Graham

Susan Graham

CEO and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems

Ireland - Susan McGarry - Ecocem Materials

Susan McGarry

Managing Director at Ecocem Ireland

Finland - Susanne Hedblom - Nuuka

Susanne Hedblom

Managing Director at Nuuka

Finland - Suvi Haimi - Sulapac

Suvi Haimi

CEO and Co-Founder at Sulapac

Israel - Taly Nechushtan - Innovopro

Taly Nechushtan

CEO at Innovopro

Israel - Tsipi Shoham - GreenOnyx

Tsipi Shoham

CEO and Founder at GreenOnyx

Singapore - Tulika Raj - SunGreenH2

Tulika Raj

CEO and Co-Founder at SunGreenH2

Africa - Tumi Mphahlele - I-G3N

Tumi Mphahlele

Chief Executive at I-G3N

India - Varsha Anoop

Varsha Anoop

CEO and Co-Founder at Vioma Motors

New Zealand - Veronica Harwood-Stevenson - Humble Bee

Veronica Harwood-Stevenson

CEO and Founder at Humble Bee

Netherlands - Veronique De Bruijn - Photanol

Veronique De Bruijn

CEO at Photanol

United States - Virginia Emery - Beta Hatch

Virginia Emery

CEO and Founder at Beta Hatch

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