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WRISE News and Updates

Silence is not an option


  Silence is not an option.  In our community, the words exist. We must find them, lift them up, amplify them and in all the ways we can – speak truth to power. When we chose the name WRISE, it was with a recognition that “the W is silent.” A subtle and intentional reminder that […]


COVID-19 Update – May 2020


WRISE Community, I hope this message finds you as healthy as can be. As we navigate the changing times in new ways, I also hope that you feel surrounded by a community of support and care. Since my last update when shutdowns were just taking effect in NYC and around the country, things have continued to evolve […]


Note from WRISE Executive Director re: COVID-19


WRISE Community, As you likely saw in our email on March 13, WRISE has been closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all of our events through the end of May 2020. Since the situation is regularly changing, I wanted to keep you informed. As many […]


WRISE Member Profile: Meet Tenley Dalstrom


  Tenley Dalstrom Director of California Programs New Energy Nexus   How did you get involved with WRISE? I had the great fortune of being involved in the launch and management of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Program for Women in Clean Energy. Kristen Graf was the Education Awardee in 2013 before WRISE […]


Business Insider || An analysis of 870,000 LinkedIn profiles reveals just how male-dominated the energy industry really is. Four experts told us how to make it more inclusive.


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Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) announces 2020 Rudd Mayer Fellowship and Wind at Our Backs recipients


The eight awardees will be recognized at WRISE virtual luncheon happening later this month Brooklyn, NY —WRISE has selected six 2020 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and two 2020 Wind at Our Backs Scholars. Each year, WRISE awards fellowships on a competitive basis to women college students or recent graduates. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer […]


Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) and GRID Alternatives announce winners of solar fellowship


Six Rising Women SPI Fellows selected to attend this year’s Solar Power International for networking and career development as part of both organizations’ workforce diversity efforts   Brooklyn, NY —WRISE and GRID Alternatives today announced their selection of six women for the 2019 Rising Women SPI Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for women from […]


WRISE welcomes new board members to support work towards strong diversified workforce


Two years after broadening work across the renewable energy industry, organization continues to offer programs in support of a robust renewable energy economy Brooklyn, NY-  Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is excited to welcome three new women to their Board of Directors. These new board members represent the renewable industry at large […]


Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified workforce at WINDPOWER 2019


Six Rudd Mayer awardees will attend this year’s trade show and be recognized during the WRISE Luncheon at WINDPOWER Brooklyn, NY —WRISE has selected six 2019 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and plans to recognize them at the group’s luncheon on Wednesday, May 22nd during the WINDPOWER 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Houston. Meet the 2019 […]


WRISE Statement on New Diversity and Inclusion Report With a #DiversityChallenge for Energy Organizations


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 WRISE Statement on New Diversity and Inclusion Report With a #DiversityChallenge for Energy Organizations Statement from Kristen Graf, Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy “ A robust renewable energy economy is a critical piece of tackling the climate crisis and starts with a strong diversified […]



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