10Power provides renewables for livelihood improvement in frontier markets. In their first market, Haiti, 10Power is working with local installers with a gender empowerment lens to develop, finance, install, operate and maintain solar projects. Lena Benjamin, founder of EmpowerHER Global, a platform to progress women business owners worldwide, talks to Sandra Kwak, CEO & Founder at 10Power for the EmpowerHER Global Podcast.
Previously Sandra worked with AutoGrid creating energy-saving apps for utilities using smart meter Big Data, scaling the company from prototype, through raising $14M, to a global brand. At Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Utility Sandra helped implement the ClimateSmart program. She has a Sustainable MBA from Presidio Graduate School, has taught at SFSU and guest lectures at CCA and Stanford. Sandra sees renewable energy as the key to providing clean water, gender empowerment and access to regenerative technology – a concept explored in her TEDx talk Fourth World Nation Building.