Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy names Doseke Akporiaye as new Executive Director
BROOKLYN, NY — Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), announced Doseke Akporiaye as the organization’s Executive Director. Founded in 2005, WRISE is a national nonprofit working across the renewable energy economy with a broad purpose – to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable energy future by igniting the collective power of community.
Doseke brings over two decades of experience to a growing organization, having worked with and supported founders, executives and boards, moving companies of all sizes through the ideation process and transforming ideas into successful businesses. Her passion for promoting equity and access to clean energy for all is unparalleled, and she is committed to empowering marginalized voices in these industries. With her unwavering dedication and commitment, she is poised to lead WRISE to new heights and drive positive impact for the renewable energy community at large.
“We are thrilled to welcome Doseke as our new Executive Director. She brings a wealth of experience, strong leadership, and a new energy to our organization,” said Lan Sasa, WRISE Board President. “We feel very lucky to have found her and are confident that WRISE will thrive under her guidance in the years to come.”
Doseke’s prior experience developing and implementing strategies with for-profit and non-profit entities, provides a unique perspective to further WRISE’s ongoing work with the full spectrum of corporate players in the clean energy sector. Her passion for social impact and desire to contribute to socially and ethically conscious and sustainable organizations will further accelerate WRISE’s mission to build an equitable clean energy future.
Most recently she worked with Oolu LLC; a US renewable energy social enterprise with operations across West Africa and focused on improving energy access to the millions of people on the African continent and bridging the energy gap, by providing clean energy solutions to low-income homes, off-grid and low-grid communities.
“I am excited to join the team at WRISE and build on their already successful work towards a sustainable and equitable energy future that includes typically excluded communities,” said Doseke Akporiaye. “Amid recent global challenges, we continue to see strong support from our sponsors and growth and engagement within our community. I look forward to working with our community to develop new programs to promote women and support accelerating the equitable deployment of renewable and sustainable technologies.”
Applications are now open for the annual Wind Power Fellowship program. The Annual Leadership Forum will return in-person in Minneapolis, MN on October 10-12, 2023. Learn more at www.wrisenergy.org.
About Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy:
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) formerly called Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable energy future by igniting the collective power of community. WRISE has local chapters across the US and Canada; national programming that includes the annual luncheon, Leadership Forum, fellowships, the Speakers Bureau, and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 15,000 participants. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals as well as corporate partners. www.wrisenergy.org