- CEO and cofounder of Sunrun
- On Sierra Club Board of Directors
Describe your journey to where you are today.
In Stanford Graduate School of Business, classmates Ed Fenster and Nat Kreamer and I had the idea to start Sunrun, a home solar power installation company in 2007.
I was named one of the Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune magazine in 2009. I received the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Northern California region and was a national finalist together with SunRun cofounder Ed Fenster. In 2013, I was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, Forbes magazine listed me as one of its Women to Watch. In July 2018, I was listed on Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 list as one of the most influential people in business under the age of 40. Also in 2018, Inc. Magazine named me as one of the top 100 Female Founders.
Aside from still running Sunrun as its CEO, I’m on the board of directors of the Sierra Club.
What does your company do, for who, and how does it fit into the bigger picture of solving global issues with clean tech?
Sunrun is the largest home solar installer in the United States, installing solar panels on homes in dozens of states every day.
What do you think is the most important thing we can be doing in terms of clean tech solutions?