Sitting on the other side of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Oakland, California is a mighty city continuing to produce good-hearted people giving their 100% to make a better world where we all have a place. So for our latest ONE100 awards, we went to Oakland to celebrate three women who are transforming how we power our lives.
The city that has seen a lot of change in recent years as Oakland has become a “solar hub” of the Bay, with startups like Mosaic and policy advocates Vote Solar headquartered here. While the clean energy industry is generating tons of new jobs, who benefits from this solar boom remains a looming question. We wanted to highlight the work of three women pushing to make clean, renewable, energy something that betters the lives of everyone in their communities.
Watch what happened when we surprised Jodi Pincus, Emily Kirsch, and Jing Jing He with their own city billboards honoring their work.
Jodi, Jing Jing, and Emily are training thousands of people for green jobs, organizing immigrant communities to share their stories, and investing in smart technology for clean energy. 👷🏽♀️🔌✊🏽To support more women leading in clean energy, check out Rising Sun Energy Center, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), and Powerhouse. #ONE100
Posted by 100% campaign on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Jodi helps train and employ thousands of Northern Californians in green jobs, from weatherization to solar construction as Executive Director of Rising Sun Energy Center. (And her smile is absolutely infectious!)
- Jing Jing is a powerful Oakland community organizer with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), a Solutions Project grantee. She inspires her immigrant community members to envision and enact what 100% clean energy looks like for themselves.
- And Emily is a fierce entrepreneur, and co-founder of Powerhouse, an all women-led co-working space and seed fund that houses and invests in intelligent energy entrepreneurs. She is building the next wave of technology for the clean energy industry.
JING JING HE
The 100% campaign is excited to celebrate these three power women generating new possibilities for all of us. You too can make a difference. Show your support of Oakland’s ONE100 award winners.