WRISE welcomes four renewable industry leaders to board of directors

October 8, 2020 • Recent Press Releases, Stories About WRISE

Brooklyn, NY —  Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) announced today that Becky Diffen, Lan Adair Sasa, Daniela Toleva and Yoomin Hong have joined the organization’s board of directors. These new board members represent the renewable industry at-large and bring new perspectives and expertise to support the growing programs now offered across the full spectrum of renewable energy.

“Our work to build a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy has never been more important,” said Kristen Graf, Executive Director of WRISE. “Renewable energy has a role to play in the pending economic recovery, but in order to be successful, we need a wide variety of great minds, ideas, talents, and voices at the table. These new voices joining our team will keep this important work moving with their fresh and innovative ideas”

Joining WRISE’s Board of Directors:

  • Becky Diffen, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Yoomin Hong, Managing Director, Head of North America Renewables Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Lan Adair Sasa, Vice President, Renewable Energy Investments, U.S. Bank
  • Daniela Toleva, Vice President, Renewable Power Group, BlackRock 

The organization continues to grow and offer programs focused and adapted for a virtual environment. Hundreds of members recently signed up for the 2020 Peer Group Mentoring program and Fellowship programs focused on emerging renewable leaders took place online. Annual in-person events hosted in coordination with leading industry events like CLEANPOWER and North American Smart Energy Week have transitioned to successful virtual networking events and planning for the 2021 Virtual Leadership Forum that will take place February 15-18th is underway. 

Learn more about these new board members and the rest of the WRISE leadership team here.

About WRISE (formerly WoWE):

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) formerly called Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 and promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a renewable energy economy. WRISE is now an organization with local chapters in the US and Canada; national programming that includes the annual luncheon, leadership forum, and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 10,000 women and men. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals as well as corporate partners.