Women’s Entrepreneurship & Economic Empowerment

While women are disproportionately impacted by the health and economic impacts of traditional cooking, they can play a crucial role in the widespread adoption and use of clean household cooking solutions. Partners will showcase approaches that are focused on scaling adoption and increasing health and economic impacts by working with female entrepreneurs along the value chain. Panelists will share how women’s entrepreneurship strengthens their business models, attracts investment, and achieves women’s empowerment goals.


Chrsitina Espinosa, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GenteGas
Olasimbo Sojinrin, Country Manager, Nigeria, Solar Sister
Inka Schomer, Program Coordinator for the Africa Renewable Energy Access (AFREA) Gender and Energy Program, World Bank
Alison Abbott, Communications Director, World LPG Association (WLPGA)



Inka Schomer – AFREA

Wanjira Mathai – wPOWER

Olasimbo Sojinrin – Solar Sister

Breakout Session
Location: Affram Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am