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Women of Wind Energy announces name change

By Robin Whitlock,
Renewable Energy Magazine

American professional development organization Women of Wind Energy has announced a change of name to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), with a new logo.

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), now known as Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), was founded in 2005. It promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a renewable energy economy. It has local chapters in the US and Canada with national programmes that include an annual lunch, leadership forum and webinar series. It also has a growing grassroots network of more than 4,000 women and men and is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals as well as corporate partners. Continue reading.

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7 questions with: Kristen Graf, Executive Director of the new formed group WRISE, PV Magazine

MORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS / INITIATIVES  

The Role of Women Internationally in Decarbonizing Our Energy Future – May 31st Webcast of Fifth Annual C3E Symposium

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The live webcast begins at 10:45 a.m. CDT. Throughout the day, speakers will discuss key energy topics, including post-Paris implementation, energy start-up companies, and clean energy in emerging economies and the role of women leaders.

The 2016 C3E Award winners will be announced throughout the event. The C3E Awards recognize the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of women working to advance clean energy. This year there are eight mid-career winners and one distinguished woman being recognized for lifetime achievement.

Click here for a list of speakers and additional details.

Gender Equality in Clean Energy: A Challenge Shared by All Countries

Huffington Post / Co-authored by Neha Matthew, Associate Campaign Representative with the Sierra Club’s International Campaign and Rebecca Pearl-Martinez, a Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project (REP)

Solar Sister Entrepreneur Levina from Kandaga Village. Photo Credit: Solar Sister Tanzania

Solar Sister Entrepreneur Levina from Kandaga Village. Photo Credit: Solar Sister Tanzania

The gender inequalities that persist throughout the energy sector inspired the creation of the Renewable Equity Project (REP), a new initiative building knowledge and action on women’s advancement throughout the energy value chain — from engineering and technology to the boardrooms of energy corporations. Housed at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the initiative is the first effort to improve gender data across clean energy technologies and to demonstrate the impact that women’s advancement could have on expanding the clean energy economy.

Read the entire blog here.

Renewable Equity Project (REP)

Also of potential interest: 

Women in Solar Energy (WISE) 

Women in Solar Energy Vimeo (1.35 minutes)

SEIA’s archived webinar, Women in Solar Energy

Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) is a global network for women advancing clean energy http://c3enet.org

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy. Women represent substantially less than half of the workforce across the energy field; closing the gender gap is a major goal of C3E. The new collaboration with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy will broaden the geographic reach of the U.S. C3E program and help further raise awareness of C3E and women’s leadership in the energy sector. http://energy.gov/articles/stanford-precourt-institute-energy-joins-us-department-energy-and-mit-energy-initiative