Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Expanding

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Expanding


The Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), an organization focused on the development, education, and career advancement of women in the professional wind industry, plans on opening its doors to more forms of energy, including solar, which has a global annual growth rate capacity of fully 102%.

Solar Industry reports that the organization will continue working with a primary focus on the wind industry, but will now include divisions in energy storage, energy management, energy efficiency, solar, and the transmission, distribution, and generation of renewable and smart grid technologies.

“It is an exciting time as the renewable energy sector grows and women enter the workforce in increasing numbers,” said Kristen Graf, executive director of WoWE. “We look forward to working with a broader community of industry professionals to advance, connect, and empower women across various fields who are engaged in moving the world toward a renewable energy future.”

Mia Devin, Lisa Daniels, and Trudy Forsyth founded WoWE in 2005. They wanted to create an organization and nickname it “women for the wind,” where a few likeminded women can gather and advance their careers. Now, the organization has grown to network more than 1,000 people and has hundreds of men and women participate in events each year. WoWE is now a fully respected entity within the wind industry.

“As an organization that itself just expanded its scope and re-branded to the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) from the Solar Electric Power Association, SEPA appreciates WoWE’s recognition of the value in taking a broader perspective on the changes happening in the power sector,” said Julia Hamm, CEO and President of SEPA. “WoWE’s proven model and structure can be incredibly supportive in advancing women across all renewable energy related sectors.”

Windpower Engineering & Development reports that WoWE plans on creating a new logo and name to differentiate itself from the rest of its energy programs.