Blessing, a mother of invention!

September 15, 2018

Solar Sister was recently featured on Mothers of Invention, a climate justice podcast hosted by ex-President of Ireland, Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins. Blessing Ekanem and Neha Misra share the air with inspiring activists such as Vandana Shiva. Listen here!


“This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate. We meet Mothers of Invention in India, Nigeria and the US who are revolutionising the way we understand, protect, grow, and cook food around the world.”




The episode features:

Dr Vandana Shiva World-renowned author, activist, pioneer, scientific advisor, food sovereignty advocate and seed saver. Eco-feminist. Blew our minds. Learning more about Dr Shiva’s work and agroecology at

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson Lead writer of the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming (no big deal). Bestselling author, speaker and strategist, now working to spread the book’s message as Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown,

Blessing Ekanem A Business Development Associate working with Solar Sister in Nigeria, where she works with local women in Akwa Ebom to bring clean energy solutions and the opportunity to mitigate climate change, to the communities most affected.

Neha Misra Co-Founder of Solar Sister, a social enterprise connecting the dots between energy justice, climate justice and women’s rights. The organization is currently supporting women in communities across Nigeria and Tanzania to deliver trusted clean energy access to their doorsteps.

Follow the series on all social media using  @mothersinvent to find out more, support the women in the series and get your hands on bonus material throughout the season.