Supporting the next generation of female climate pioneers

Diversity in climate innovation series: supporting the next generation of female cleantech pioneers in higher education

An event jointly delivered by the Centre for Climate Change Innovation and the London Sustainable Development Commission’s Women in Cleantech programme and in partnership with CleanTech London.



How far are we from gender parity in London’s climate innovation space? How can we bring more female students and researchers into London’s climate positive start-ups? What are the current barriers faced by women in entering climate innovation?

This event is the first of the Diversity in Climate Innovation event series organised as part of London Climate Action Week (26 June – 4 July). The Diversity in Climate Innovation series will showcase the importance of diversity and inclusion in tackling climate change challenges in London and beyond.

This event will start with a panel discussion featuring experts in the area of early-stage climate innovation support in London universities. The panel will explore some of the key barriers faced by early-stage female innovators in London universities, as well as the effectiveness of existing support mechanisms in addressing these innovation barriers. The panel discussion will then be followed by an interactive session with the panel through a Q&A session.


Alyssa Gilbert – Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London


Pippa Gawley, Founder at Zero Carbon Capital

Confirmed panellists

Alae Ismail, Programme Lead at WE Innovate programme, Imperial Enterprise Lab

Insiya Jafferjee, Founder at The Shellworks

Ellen South, Senior Project Manager at Sustainable Innovation, LSBU

Dr Ruth Weir, Entrepreneurship Advisor at UCL Innovation & Enterprise

Maria Geftar, Technology Policy & Delivery Lead, Greater London Authority

The event is open to all and free to attend. Registration through Eventbrite is required.

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Jun 28 2021


8:00 am - 9:00 am
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