Steph Speirs is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solstice, a software company that is dedicated to bringing affordable solar power to all American households. Before Solstice, she deployed renewable energy in off-grid communities in India and Pakistan. Prior to her work on energy, Steph served in a variety of policy and political roles including Deputy Field Director during the first Obama presidential campaign, Special Assistant for the Office of the Secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Director for Yemen at the White House National Security Council. She has been the recipient of the Department of Energy’s C3E Entrepreneurship award, Inc Magazine’s Female Founder 100, and Elle Magazine’s Impact Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Steph holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in History and International Studies at Yale University, Master’s in Public Affairs for International Development at Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. She is originally from Hawaii and was raised by a single immigrant mother.