Anya Cherneff is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Empower Generation—a social enterprise that connects women in Nepal with global suppliers of solar technology, empowering them to distribute clean energy solutions in their remote communities. Empower Generation has launched 15 women-led solar businesses that collectively employ over 200 sales agents. These sales agents and entrepreneurs represent the only clean energy distribution network to reach the most remote communities in Nepal. To date, Cherneff and her team have distributed 50,000 solar products, bringing clean, safe power and light to more than 250,000 people. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Columbia University and a Master’s in International Human Rights from the University of Denver.