Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International
The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions. For Our Earth and Future Generations A project of Women's Earth and Climate Caucus and its partner eraGlobal Alliance

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Katherine Lucey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Solar Sister (USA)


Katherine Lucey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sister, an innovative social enterprise that is creating a green energy revolution in Africa powered by women’s enterprise. Solar Sister combines the breakthrough potential of micro-solar lighting and energy with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network.  Women become Solar Sister entrepreneurs, earning income to lift themselves and their families out of poverty and providing access to clean, affordable solar light to their communities. After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street, Katherine decided to give back and brought her business acumen and passion for empowering women to Africa, creating a sustainable, market-based social enterprise that provides light, hope and opportunity to women and their communities. Katherine is a graduate of Santa Clara University Global Social Business Incubator (GSBI), an Ashoka East Africa Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur.  Her undergraduate degree is from University of Georgia and she earned an MBA from Georgia State University