FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2016
Brooklyn, NY (May 3, 2016) – Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), a national nonprofit based in Brooklyn, NY and focused on the education, professional development, and advancement of women in renewable energy is excited to announce the official re-launch of its Houston Chapter. After a couple of years of hiatus the chapter is under new enthusiastic leadership. Spearheaded by new Chapter Leader, Elizabeth Kaiga (Director, Renewable Energy at CohnReznick) the chapter has begun programming with the support of an all new chapter team including Megan Savage (Associate at Vinson & Elkins), Stevee Kennard (Project Developer at EDP Renewables), Angela Shen (Project Developer at EDP Renewables) and Juliana Glenn (Executive Assistant at CohnReznick).
Recent events included a networking breakfast at the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association Conference in early December and a luncheon in late February hosted by Vinson & Elkins and featuring guest speaker Deann Lanz (Vice President of Land & Project Developer at Clean Line Energy).
“Our chapters host a variety of networking and educational events including panel discussions, field trips, and outreach programs with local schools,” said Kristen Graf (WoWE Executive Director). “I’m thrilled about the new team in Houston and I look forward to working with them to engage the Houston community in important conversations about both renewable energy and advancing women across the sector.”
“In addition to being a hub of activity in the oil and gas sector, the city of Houston and Texas State are emerging as leaders in renewable energy,” said Elizabeth Kaiga. “I am excited to be working with a great team on this timely initiative”.
The next chapter event will be held on May 18th at the EDP Renewables Houston office (808 Travis Street) and feature a panel on corporate PPAs.
Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 and works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Since that time, WoWE has grown to an organization with 35 local chapters across North America, an annual luncheon and award ceremony at AWEA’s Annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, and a growing grassroots network of nearly 3,000 women and men. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours, member contributions, and the generous contributions of GE Renewable Energy, the American Wind Energy Association, DNV GL and a large number of other leading renewable energy companies. Learn more about WoWE at www.womenofwindenergy.org.