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We help to enable more diversity at start-up, VC, and corporate level, because diversity is the foundation for successful climate action across the globe.

Our Goals


Increasing Womxn in Leadership within the Climate Tech & Innovation Ecosystem


Amplifying the voices of Womxn in Climate Tech & Innovation

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- We partner with relevant event organizers to diversify speakers & attendees.


Hands-on support for VCs, corporates, and start-ups to increase their level of diversity

Time for ACTIONS!

  1. Co-creating solutions to tackle the lack of diversity in VC.
  2. Establishing diversity criteria in term sheets to enable a different start-up culture.
  3. Creating opportunities for womxn entrepreneurs to thrive.
  4. Establishing a diversity index in climate and tech companies, VCs, and start-ups to create the foundation for more female entrepreneurs.
  5. Partnering with relevant event organizers to diversify speakers & attendees.

We believe that GENDER PARITY IN LEADERSHIP IS KEY to successful climate action. With this initiative, we want to create more inclusive businesses and enable more womxn to lead in the field of climate tech and innovation to accelerate change. We want to bring MEN AND WOMEN TOGETHER TO THE TABLE TO COLLABORATE IN BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS, creating opportunities and solving problems together.

Reaching goals


Support women

We systematically support womxn in the climate tech & innovation sector to be able to achieve gender parity by:

Safe Spaces

Sign up for exclusive Womxn (& Allies) Meet Ups across Europe

We are joined by Jindy Mann who will talk about „Return of the Witch: The Feminine & Masculine Our World Needs Now“.

As Womxn for ClimateTech and Innovation we are working on increasing diverse leadership in the Climate Innovation Ecosystem in order to increase impact & much-needed transformation. Join us to drive actions and change the status quo of gender diversity in an industry that needs to be a front runner.

What: VC and founders ClimateTech and Innovation Meet Up

Where: Berlin

When: 1 July 2024, 6pm

RSVP: doreen@womenxclimate.tech

Networking & Collaboration

Check LinkedIn for upcoming events to diversify & expand your changemakers network

18 June 2024 DeepTech Runway

14 May 2024 STAY IN TECH

30 April 2024 Green Vision Summit & Expo

23 April 2024 The Social Hub Berlin

13 February 2024 Women Networks Meetup

1 February 2024 American Embassy Berlin

Coaching & Consulting

Information coming soon

With this workshop we want to help women in the climatetech space to tell their stories. We want to help women to get active in storytelling and media. Not only because you deserve to be more visible, but also to activate others. We help you to see and articulate your story, so others will follow. We want to enable more womxn to be role models.

This workshop is for everyone working in VCs, start-ups and corporates. 

Your key take-aways include: what could be your story and how to leverage it in the media. 

Date: 11th July 2024 

Time: 12:00 CEST 

Coach: Doreen Rietentiet

Sign up: doreen@womenxclimate.com

Join us for an empowering event designed for women in climate tech and innovation. Discover the leadership we need to enable innovative solutions for tackling the climate challenges & creating sustainable business success.

Whether you're an established leader or an emerging talent, this event is your chance to connect, learn, and lead the charge towards a sustainable tomorrow. Together, let's build the future we envision today.

Your key take-aways include: why many businesses are struggling right now, why leadership is crucial to enable the transition to sustainable business success & how to maximize your impact no matter who you are.

Date: 9th July 2024 

Time: 12:00 CEST 

Coach: Sarah Needham 

Sign upsarah@womxnxclimate.com


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We work closely with policymakers, corporates, and organizations to enable climate innovation across industries.

Network Benefits

VCs & Investors


Founders & budding Entrepreneurs

Corporate Innovation Leaders & Investors

Think tanks & Innovation Hubs

Industry & Innovation Networks

Accelerator & Incubator Programs

Universities or Research Institutes


All womxn (& allies) who are taking action towards making the world a fairer, greener & more connected place.

Our Partners

Get involved

Interested in joining our network? Please follow our LinkedIn page. Interested in supporting our mission and benefitting from our network as an organization? Please contact us.

If you run a similar network then please send us a message on our Linkedin page to explore collaboration opportunities.

Free Membership

  • Information on our events and activities

EXPERT Membership

250 € per Year
  • Get your profile & link to sales page featured on our website
  • First Access to our events
  • Opportunities to join us on stage
  • Publish up to four articles per year on our website
  • Be featured on our social channels

Start Up Membership

350 € per Year
  • All of Expert benefits
  • + 1 free coaching session or Open Office Hour on Communication or PR topics per quarter

Corporate Membership

10.000+ €
  • Benefit from exclusive access to our network
  • Opportunity to promote open innovation or tech positions on our platforms
  • Co-create events with us and our partners
  • First opportunity for speaker opportunities at our events



Expand your changemakers network of womxn & allies across the ecosystem silos

Meet founders & Investors at the forefront of future tech and innovation


Action inspiring and enabling your business and organization for sustainable growth



Bringing different insights and learning and opportunities from different parts of the ecosystem together in one place. Whether you are looking for a mentor, investor, expert or friends, we've got it covered.

Our Story

In 2019, we started as a community of change-makers with the goal to enable more womxn to be at the top of the table and create a sustainable future and combat climate change. The initiative was originally created to support womxn in the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator programs back in 2019.

Since then, we have been holding regular events to connect and support womxn in green tech and social impact entrepreneurship and grown a large network of womxn from across the world.

In 2024, the network has developed into a large network of womxn across the globe to enable diverse leadership to thrive in the Climate Innovation ecosystem.

Womxn Network

Meet the team


Sarah Needham
Founder & CEO
of Womxn for Climate Tech & Innovation
Unique-U Coaching (B-Corp Certified)


Carla Erber
Founder & COO
of Womxn for Climate Tech & Innovation
EIT Climate-KIC Strategic Programmes Builder


Doreen Rietentiet
Founder & CCO
of Womxn for Climate Tech & Innovation
DWR Eco - a strategic climate tech consultancy


Aimee Apel
Founder & CSO
of Womxn for Climate Tech & Innovation
EIT Climate-KIC Strategic Programmes Orchestrator
currently on leave


Kathleen Schröter
CEO ootibo

Hadas Zucker
Sustainable Innovation PwC

Sandra Trittin
Founder futurize energy

Jindy Mann
Founder Leader Brother Son

Chris Row
Climate Entrepreneurship Climate Kic

Kendra Rauschenberger
Partner Siemens Energy Venture


Womxn for Climate Tech & Innovation

c/o DWR eco GmbH,
Belforter Str. 1, 10405 Berlin Germany