Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.
We believe that building the renewable energy future we want to see (and believe we desperately need) is going to take ALL hands on deck. period. don't try to stop us.
WoWE is pronounced WOW-ee... the longer you hold the eeeeee... the better.
So what is this actually about?
Educational fellowships - WoWE offers grant support to women students, funding their registration and travel expenses for the annual AWEA WINDPOWER conference. These fellowships, named in memory of wind pioneer Rudd Mayer, help ensure that the best and brightest women can explore wind energy. We are also working on raising funds to expand our ability to be able to offer general scholarships for studies related to renewable energy as well.
Mentoring, online and in person - Career success requires more than just education and willingness to work. Experts say that many successful people have benefited from having a mentor, a senior guide to the field, who can answer questions, point out opportunities, and smooth the way for a newcomer. Some mentoring relationships arise spontaneously, but not everyone is that lucky, that's where WoWE comes in.
Chapters and local gatherings across North America - The local WoWE revolution started with volunteers organizing chapters in cities and regions across North America. Chapters offer networking opportunities, sponsor educational events from field trips to guest speakers, build coalitions, and provide outreach to area students from K-12 schools to institutions of higher education.
Recognition awards - Each year at our national luncheon, WoWE honors two outstanding women of wind - an established leader who has significantly contributed to the expansion and improvement of our industry (Woman of the Year), and a relative newcomer who has demonstrated unusual talent, dedication, innovation, and creativity (Rising Star).