Clean tech is all the rage in start-up culture and Ann Arbor is making its mark. Or rather, Ann Marie Sastry, president and CEO of Sakti3, is. Forbes
just ranked her amongst the "Top 12 Women of Cleantech." Nice timing to go along with the company's recent plans for expansion
"Men invented, engineered, invested in, and presided over the technologies and companies that made oil, coal, and natural gas the dominant fuels of our time. And now men appear to be running the show at most of the firms pushing renewables, efficiency, clean cars, and the smart grid. (The Wall Street Journal's recent list of the top ten cleantech enterprises, for instance, is essentially a men's club.)
Look a little closer, though, and you see that women are gradually, quietly permeating clean-energy industries. Some are engineering new technologies. Some are climbing the ranks in big companies. Some are investing tens of millions in start-ups, or founding their own. Women are still a small minority in this sector, to be sure, but there's good reason to believe that they will play ever greater and more influential roles in the fast-evolving cleantech sector than they ever have in fossil fuels."
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