Doseke Akporiaye has an extensive career and executive experience that spans over 20 years, in Strategy and Business Development, Strategic Human Resources, Performance Management, Organizational design and Operations Management. She also has worked with and sat on Boards, bringing these experiences to bear on, and delivering value to, wherever she has served. Her experience and knowledge working in Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Telecom, IT and Financial Services, are invaluable.
Before joining WRISE, she was the Managing Director of the Nigerian subsidiary of Oolu LLC and a member of the Executive Committee of the group company. Together with her team, she grew the business’ geographic coverage from a single location to its nationwide presence in 3 years, deploying a national distribution and service delivery network.
She also founded a boutique start-up and entrepreneurial-consulting firm which transforms ideas, irrespective of its stage of development, into competitive business realities. Doseke has successfully led/delivered several Strategy, Acquisition, Performance Management and Organizational Development projects.
She is adept at partnering, advocacy, networking and building relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders in government, private sector and special interest groups, to facilitate buy-in, change and the achievement of set objectives. Her vast personal network of professionals, business leaders, regulators, technocrats, development agencies and C suites across all key industries/sectors, will serve as an advantage to further the cause and objectives of WRISE.
Her experience to date, her passion for social impact and her eagerness to contribute to building and driving socially & ethically conscious and sustainable organizations, are her key motivators and a perfect alignment to WRISE’s ethos.
E’Lon Cohen Hall is the Director of Operations and Programs at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. In this position, E’Lon assists the WRISE team with program and volunteer management, fundraising, events, and administrative tasks.
Prior to joining WRISE, E’Lon began her career in the renewable energy industry working as a Project Coordinator for the start up OwnEnergy. She supported Own’s development team, local partners and overhauled the management of the company’s land management system. In 2015, OwnEnergy was acquired by EDF Renewable Energy and E’Lon became an Associate Project Developer. In this role, she worked closely with landowners, local partners and local community members to assist in the development of several wind farms across the U.S. E’Lon spent a considerable amount of her early career working for several non-profit organizations including Fordham Bedford Children’s Services and Communication for Social Change Consortium and serving systemically excluded populations and communities.
E’Lon has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University and a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from CUNY Queens College.
E’Lon is a Bronx, New York native and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She enjoys yoga, travelling and spending time in the city with her son and daughter.
Randa Adib is the Senior Manager, Development and Partnerships at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.
Prior to joining WRISE, Randa spent 15 years working with health nonprofits focused on prevention, education and advocacy. She cultivated new business, sustained relationships with corporate partners,and expanded individual and foundation support for programs, sponsorships and events. Partnering with diverse community organizations and underserved populations directing access to care, current information and affordable services. Randa is thrilled to direct her fundraising experiences to support the advancement of women in the growing renewable energy industry.
Randa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed her Master’s degree in Media Ecology at New York University. A native New Yorker, she can’t imagine living anywhere else!
Gabrielle Lynn is the Programs & Communications Manager at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.
Prior to joining WRISE, Gabrielle worked for the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, where they initiated and supported community engagement and environmental justice programming, managed the Center’s social media, and organized relevant data for the Center’s ongoing research. She also serves as a mentor in the EnvironMentor’s program, mentoring high school students from underrepresented communities in their pursuit of an education in the sciences.
Gabrielle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Environmental Studies and Global Studies. During her time in college, they worked as a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions – coordinating visits for prospective students and families, assisting in various social media campaigns, and serving as an advising member on the Office’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. In 2017, she was a participant of the UN’s 61st Commission on the Status of Women, and later received certification through the UN Development Programme on Greening Consumption and Production.
Gabrielle is overjoyed to be joining the WRISE team and supporting the amazing work of women in the renewable energy sector! She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys yoga, running, and listening to way too many podcasts.
Alyssa Ingelido (they/she/he) serves as the Chapters and Membership Manager for Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. In this role, Alyssa supports local chapters, manages member relations and growth, and works on the development and support of WRISE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access initiatives on a national and local chapter level.
Prior to joining WRISE, Alyssa has worked with several DC-area nonprofits, including the Global Council for Science and the Environment and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a minor in Sustainable Business from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. In their undergraduate career, they were an active member of the Social Innovation Collaboratory, Women’s Empowerment, and the New York Botanical Gardens.
Outside of the office, Alyssa can be found writing their first novel, working on independent studies in philosophy and Italian, and pretending they can paint.
Shanaya Byrd is the Administrative Manager at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. Shanaya supports WRISE in managing the logistics, organization and coordination of the team and its board members.
Prior to joining WRISE, Shanaya began her career in data migration, integration and management. She worked for a few startup e-commerce organizations such as Amazon, Quidsi, Store No. 8 (Jetblack) and American Express; Plenti Rewards system. Shanaya aided in the end to end analytics and organization of data content and repositories. More recently, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency as a data specialist managing the documentation of generated hazardous waste disposal throughout New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Shanaya has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Minor in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
Shanaya is a Brooklyn, New York native. She enjoys CrossFit with aspirations of lifting competitively in categories of Deadlift and Front Squat. She loves traveling and watching all her saved docuseries spanning from world history to historical crime.
Anne Weisberg is a recognized subject matter expert and thought leader on creating inclusive, high performing workplaces. As the Senior Advisor-in-Residence at WRISE, she works to advance the WRISE mission by fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the clean energy sector. Anne is also an adjunct professor of management at the NYU-Stern School of Business, where she teaches inclusive leadership to both MBA students and executives.
Prior to WRISE, Anne worked at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, BlackRock and Deloitte on women’s leadership and talent management strategies, as well at two non-profit research organizations focused on women and work- the Families and Work Institute and Catalyst. She has written extensively on the topic of women and the workplace, including co-authoring the best-selling Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace With Today’s Nontraditional Workforce. Anne graduated from Harvard Law School and the College of Natural Resources at UC-Berkeley. Her commitment to clean energy started when she was a VISTA volunteer at the New Mexico Solar Energy Association in the late 1970s, and she is thrilled to bring that experience full circle with WRISE.