Leslie Danziger is one of the first women entrepreneurs in solar energy manufacturing. As Chairman and CEO, she cofounded LightPath Technologies, a solar company which she later repositioned as an optical technologies developer/manufacturer and took public in 1996. In 1999 she cofounded a second solar company Solaria Corporation, which is a developer/manufacturer of advanced solar modules and systems solutions. Her companies raised a combined total of over $300 million in private and public funding and employed hundreds of people. Leslie began her career in documentary films working with Alaska indigenous people to protect their subsistence rights. She produced films with funding from Corporation of Public Broadcasting, Alaska Humanities Forum, US Department of Interior, and State of Alaska. Leslie holds two patents, was New Mexico Inventor of the Year, and was featured in Business Week and Wall Street Journal. She also worked with Susan Davis to create the Solar Circle, a network of solar energy experts and served as Chairman of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network. Leslie is currently Hazel Henderson’s Co-Chair on the Ethical Markets Media Research Advisory Board and is co-creating an Accelerated Learning Program based on advances in brain science. She serves on Advisory Boards of Equal Access, WorldBlu, TreeSisters and is a Sisters on the Planet Ambassador, an OxFam Initiative. Leslie’s lifelong interest is to transform finance and energy systems and to restore ethics in business decisionmaking to enable a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Leslie is a longtime meditator and is dedicated to her spiritual practice and to serving others.

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