Every year at its annual WINDPOWER luncheon, the Women of Wind Energy traditionally honors those women who are past, present and future movers and shakers in the industry. But this year, WoWE also announced some important moving and shaking of its own. If you were not one of the 400+ people in attendance on May 5, read all about it here.
Women of Wind Energy depends on the generosity of wind industry businesses and organizations to help us build new opportunities for women’s career growth, leadership, and impact. For the names of companies that are leading the way in support for women of wind through WOWE sponsorship in 2009, please click here.
Karen Conover, founder of Global Energy Concepts and current Director of Wind Energy for DNV-GEC, is WoWE's 2009 Woman of the Year. Karen has over 20 years of experience with wind energy technology and other renewable energy applications, many of which continue to be employed in the industry today. Since 1995 she has served on the AWEA Board of Directors as the first and only woman. Read more here...
WoWE has honored an emerging leader of wind energy through its 2009 Rising Star Award. Sarah Wright, Founder of Utah Clean Energy (UTC), won the award this year for her accomplishments in promoting wind, renewable energy and efficiency within the state of Utah. In addition to serving as UTC's executive director, Ms. Wright serves on Governor Huntsman's Energy Advisory Council and the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change. You can read more here...
For women hoping to enter the wind industry, AWEA'S WINDPOWER conference is the perfect place to explore the market, meet potential employers, and network with others in the wind energy field. But for students and recent graduates, the cost of attending WINDPOWER can be prohibitive. The Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships supported seven dynamic women this year to attend the Chicago conference. Read more here...
The WoWE Steering Committee has launched a national search for the first fulltime Executive Director to lead the newly incorporated Women of Wind Energy. This new position was announced during the WoWE national luncheon at WINDPOWER 2009 and through other wind energy connections. Please click below for job description.
Want to join a WoWE chapter or become a WoWE mentor or mentoree? Come to the WoWE Happy Hour, sponsored by chapter leaders and the Mentoring Committee. Happy hour is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Meet us at the M/X Bar, Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place, 2233 South Martin L. King Drive. Mingle, network, and learn how you can get involved in two dynamic WoWE programs.
The WoWE Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. There is a jam-packed program in place this year and lots of exciting WoWE announcements!
Each year, Women of Wind Energy awards multiple fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the WINDPOWER conference. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer.