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Neha Misra

Solar Sister

Neha Misra is the Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer of Solar Sister – the world’s first women-led social enterprise addressing extreme energy poverty at scale through women’s entrepreneurship and leadership. Solar Sister’s award-winning innovation combines the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technologies with a woman-driven last mile distribution network to bring light, hope and opportunity to off-grid communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. National Geographic and Forbes have featured Neha’s work to democratize light. In 2017, Neha was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson for leaders committed to solving society’s greatest challenges. Neha is a winner of 2016 Bethesda Magazine Green Award, and a Spring 2016 Fellow for the Coaching Fellowship which recognizes extraordinary women leaders globally. In 2015, Neha climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, to raise awareness about Solar Sister’s mission. Neha holds a Master of Business Economics Degree from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Science (honors in Physics) degree from St. Stephens College, India. She has a certificate in design of solar energy systems from Solar Energy International in Carbondale, Colorado. When not advancing women’s role in clean tech, Neha is a poet and a contemporary folk artist.

Bio Apr 2018; Photo Credit: Darren Higgins