Katherine Lucey

Founder and CEO, Solar Sister, USA

Katherine Lucey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sister, a social enterprise that provides access to clean energy to people living in energy poor communities through an innovative market based, women-centered distribution program.  Katherine brings 20 years investment banking and non-profit leadership experience to her role as social entrepreneur.  She is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, an Ashoka East Africa Fellow and a winner of Social Venture Network 2011 Innovation Award and a Global Social Benefit Incubator Fellow for 2011 at the Santa Clara University Center for Science and Technology. Katherine currently serves on the UN Foundation initiative the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and is a co-chair of the Supply Chain and Entrepreneurship Committee of the Sustainable Energy for All Practitioner Network. She is a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur.