PraveenLata Sansthan & CarversIndia Trades LLP: Providing Community-based Innovative Menstrual Solutions to Indian Women

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“By creating Reusable Cloth Pads, We aim to combat the disposal of sanitary waste pollution associated with disposable products.”  Bharti Singh Chauhan Bharti Singh Chauhan – Founder and CEO – PraveenLata Sansthan & CarversIndia Trades LLP 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific  Bharti Singh Chauhan is the founder and CEO of PraveenLata Sansthan & CarversIndia Trades […]

MADCash: Lending a Little, Giving a Lot

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Credit is a double-edged sword that brings many opportunities but can be nearly impossible for disadvantaged groups to acquire. Women in Malaysia are particularly restricted, both economically and socially. Aizah Baharin is changing all of that through MADCash by establishing credit and networks for women while funding their businesses.

Eticas Foundation: Catching up to AI


“At Eticas our vision is a world where technology promotes justice and equality, and our mission is to protect people in technology and AI, and at the same time ensure we all have the right to benefit from AI innovation regardless of our gender, skin colour, location or background.” Gemma Galdon-Clavell Gemma Galdon-Clavell – Founder […]

Oorja Development Solutions: Financing and installing decentralized solar energy systems at the farm level


“Our work helps farmers increase crop yields, diversify production, reduce waste and mitigate carbon emissions and creates direct employment at the last mile. These services have the potential for adoption by India’s 30 million diesel-reliant farmers.” Clementine Chambon  Clementine Chambon – Co-founder & CTO – Oorja Development Solutions 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific  Clementine Chambon […]

Art and Creativity: Essential Components of Sustainability

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Key Takeaways The Intersection of Art, Creativity, and Sustainability: Celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day For many people, it’s easy to neglect our artistic and creative side as we go about our daily lives. Today, we hope to relight that creative and artistic spark for the sake of sustainability! April 21st is World Creativity and […]

Ladies Who Tech: Women breaking the glass ceiling


“There is a mum I know who is an engineer; she told me that she actively discouraged her daughter from studying science despite how much she loved it, because her personal experience had been so difficult.” Jill Tang, Co-founder of Ladies Who Tech, China Jill Tang, 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific In a field where […]

Kosmotive: Moving Women’s Reproductive Health Forward


Blandine Umuziranenge – Founder and CEO – Kosmotive “Our vision is to see a world where every girl and every woman has access to reproductive health information and access to sustainable menstrual hygiene products and where every parent has access to maternal and child health information, and access to healthcare services.” Blandine Umuziranenge  2022 WE […]

Larimar: Humanizing Technology to Improve Mental Health


“Embracing technology as a primary pillar in our lives is a must! This needs a humanized technology that works as an enabler in our lives and transforms rigid technological interaction into an agile emotional one.” Abeer Albashiti Abeer Albashiti – Founder & Manager – Larimar 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Greater MENA Abeer Albashiti is the […]

RatedPower: Merging tech and engineering to bring a new name to renewable energy


“Women have other strengths, which can give another type of leadership. My partners and I are aware of the diversity of gender and race. The more different the experiences, the more value each profile brings and the easier it is to innovate.” Andrea Barber, CEO and Co-Founder of RatedPower, Spain Andrea Barber, 2022 WE Empower […]

MCD: Innovative Marine Conservation Efforts


“I am most passionate about our work supporting the most vulnerable local women in coastal areas thriving to be recognized in their own community, advancing their economic empowerment.” Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD, Vietnam 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Despite having faced various leadership […]

GreenLight Solutions Case Studies for Sustainability Success and Action Plans


Most businesses today understand the value of having a sustainability-oriented operation, including everything from big-picture items like having an ethical supply chain, to everyday considerations such as supporting their employees in making “greener” choices in the office space and within their commute to/from work. Although the value is understood, most businesses lack the practical know-how […]

THE ARC: Revolutionizing Art Supply Access for Educators and the Community


Imagine a world where teachers don’t have to break the bank to provide their students with art supplies for their projects. A place where they can go and pick up materials for free, without any frustration or financial strain. This dream has become a reality in Tempe, Arizona, thanks to the Art Resource Center (ARC), […]

What’s the purpose? Finding new ways to reuse industrial materials with Damon Carson

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This week on The Green Scene, we’re interviewing Damon Carson, founder and CEO of Repurposed Materials, an “industrial thrift store.” Repurposed Materials operates across the U.S., and its goal is to reuse existing materials from industry–everything from fire hoses and barrels to brand-new products that different companies might not want to use. By acting as […]

Discover Your Sustainability Superpower: Elevating Youth Voices in the Climate Movement

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Have you ever felt worried or scared by the impending threat of climate change and what the future holds for our planet? Well, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association defines this chronic fear of environmental doom as eco-anxiety and it affects more than two-thirds of Americans. As a sustainability student who constantly reads […]

Women in Digital in a Male-Dominated Industry


“We believe technology does not have any gender and we have proved that women can do the coding and technical things.” Achia Nila, founder of Women in Digital Achia Nila, founder of Women in Digital, Bangladesh 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Over 15 years ago, Achia Nila discovered there were little to no women in […]

Transformative Technology – The Future of Agriculture


“I am passionate and dedicated to not only advancing the world of global agriculture, but also forging a path of success for innovative female farmers and leaders in the future.” Shari van de Pol Shari van de Pol – CEO of CATTLEytics Incorporated – Canada 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Europe and North America From a […]

My Zero Waste Store | Refilling Plastic-Free Lifestyles


This summer, we launched our Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards (SESBA) and selected 15 winners who showcased outstanding sustainability commitments. Our new podcast, The Green Scene, dives into conversations with SESBA winners about their journey as sustainable business owners. In our fifth episode of The Green Scene, My Zero Waste Store | Refilling Plastic-Free Lifestyles, […]

Building our Future: A Case for Saving Biodiversity


Our built environment has a large impact on biodiversity, and current systems threaten to deplete ecosystem services, reduce biodiversity in cities, and create inequitable environmental disservices for urban residents. A sustainable built environment ensures people and nature can share spaces.

STEM Minds: Lessons on the Classroom


“Now more than ever, youth need to become self-directed, life-long learners. This means we need to alter how we teach and what we teach to unlock their full potential.” – Anu Bidani Anu Bidani – Founder & CEO of STEM Minds – Canada 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Europe, North America & Other Investing in future […]

Navigating sustainability? Check out our ‘Explore your Sustainable Earth’ tool!


 Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sustainability problems we’re currently facing? The process of becoming a more sustainable society is as complex and interconnected as the world we live in. Navigating the intersection of social, environmental, and economic issues and all their intricacies can become confusing if you think about it too much. But […]

Eureka Tech Academy: Bringing Quality Tech Learning to Students in the Mena Region


“We believe that our future relies on technology and we want our kids in MENA to be future leaders! The 21th century skills require a new set of skills for kids, so it’s not just about engineering and coding, it’s about teaching the new generation critical thinking, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving, etc.” Afnan Ali Afnan […]