CLASP Celebrates Women in Engineering Day!
The contributions of women in climate change mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development cannot be understated. For this year’s International Women in Engineering Day, CLASP is highlighting members of our team who represent some of the brightest, most innovative minds in the fight for people and the planet.
Senior Manager | Clean Energy Access | Nairobi, Kenya
Nya, a Senior Manager for CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program, is a seasoned expert in the renewable energy sector, having built and supported a number of teams to bolster clean, affordable energy access in the Global South. She is a forward thinker – using logical thinking skill and ambition to drive innovative solutions.
“I would love a future where women engineers are the norm and not the exception. More are needed to tip the scales towards energy transition solutions that are more collaborative and delivered efficiently,” said Nya.
Ana Maria Carreño
Senior Director | Climate | Washington, DC
Ana Maria leads CLASP’s Climate team, directing our efforts to turn the global tide toward more efficient appliances. Ana brings together her love of environmental health and math every day as she collaborates with other leaders in the sector to implement effective solutions.
“Through my years working on international environmental policy, I have encountered many woman engineers doing amazing work to advance efforts on environmental protection, reducing pollution, and accelerating a transition to clean energy,” said Ana. “Our contributions representing diverse sectors and voices are needed to tackle the critical issues we face with ingenuity and empathy.”
Associate | Climate | New Delhi, India
Moumita, an Associate on CLASP’s Climate team, aligns her training in electric engineering and renewable energy with her work in South Asia to advance an ambitious energy efficiency agenda. Moumita holds a leading role in implementing a new, detailed framework for the BEE Star Label, which will result in major emissions reductions and financial rewards for the 1.4 billion people in India.
“Energy as an industry needs equal representation from women. I expect to see more and more women in pivotal roles at each stage of the energy value chain in the world,” said Moumita.
Associate | Climate | Nairobi, Kenya
With a technical engineering background, Angellah works closely with our government policies to raise the ambition of efficiency policies across East and Southern Africa. Her portfolio spans complex technologies, from distribution transformers in Botswana to lighting in Mozambique.
“As our region in Africa — and the rest of the world — deals with the harsh impacts of climate change on our daily lives, we need more women engineers to understand and implement technical solutions. I encourage more young women to pursue this profession because a sustainable energy future needs us,” said Angellah.
Senior Associate | Climate | Nairobi, Kenya
Martha leverages her expertise as an engineer in an array of climate mitigation efforts – from supporting ambitious energy efficiency policies to conducting hands-on field research. Outside of CLASP, Martha is the founder and leader of ‘Queengineers,’ a free online publication showcasing female engineers to provide role models for African girls interested in STEM fields.
“The most fulfilling thing is knowing that my work contributes to making the world more equitable by developing energy access solutions that improve the quality of life for segments of the population that are often overlooked,” said Martha.
Manager | Clean Energy Access | Nairobi, Kenya
Monica’s innovative mind is indispensable as a Manager on the Clean Energy Access team. She uses her engineering and technician training to solve myriad challenges in the distributed renewable energy sector and is heading CLASP’s bourgeoning circular economy portfolio.
“The inclusion of justice and circular economy into the energy transition is quite exciting. The energy transition has been marred by inequities and unsustainable practices. The inclusion of these principles will inch the transition closer to fairness, sustainability and inclusivity,” said Monica.
Today and every day, CLASP commends the contributions of women across the sectors — their ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm are vital to delivering people-positive, climate-neutral solutions at the speed and scale the world needs.