Upcoming Webinars:

Leaving a Legacy: A Focus on Retiring Well

Join us for an engaging discussion led by industry experts:

February 15, 2024 | 2-3PM ET

Guest Panelists:

  • Camille Minns – Clean Energy Works & 2023 WRISE X GRID Solar FellowAssociate for Building Decarbonization & Fellow Alumni
  • Paula Glover – President of the Alliance to Save Energy and board member of Talos Energy
  • Michelle Bissonnette – President of Antler Bay Environmental Consulting and former SVP at HDR
  • Loretta Ottinger – Business Development Manager at Infiniti Energy

Special Thanks to our Webinar Sponsor

Archived Webinars:

The following webinar recordings are available for paid WRISE Members in the Webinar Archive located in the WRISE Online Member Center.

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Closing the Gender Gap in the Field
Date:  August 1st, 2023
Sej Deribin – Capitol Roofing Company (Moderator)
Monica Slabaugh – GRID Alternatives
Janice Scott – Independent Power
Adrianne Sullivan – United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers

Mental Health in the Workplace: Why you don’t have to choose between compassion and performance
Date: April 25, 2023
Kamaj Bailey – Generate (Moderator)
Mariella de Jong – Pattern Energy Group
Kat Noren – Brightside Health

IRA – Insights & Expectations
Date: April 6, 2023
Lauren Glickman – Encore Renewable Energy (Moderator)
Dana Clare Redden – Solar Stewards
Gill Howard Larsen – UL
Rujeko Muza – Orsted
Sarah Webster – Pattern Energy

What’s Your Next Step? Leadership or Expertise
Date: March 29, 2023
Brinda Malladi – Arevon Energy
Erika Brosz – SoftBank Energy
Lina Williams – San Jose Clean Energy
Michelle Dutemple – Progressive GE

Giving Thanks for Increased Engagement: Plus a Heaping Helping of Burnout Prevention
Date: November 17, 2022
Lizabeth Wesely-Casella – L12 Services, LLC

The Path to a Board Position
Date: August 28th, 2022
Jaimee Eddington – Partner; Americas, Regional Leader – Heidrick & Struggles
Marion Hill – Board Member – Eocycle
Kay McCall – Board Member – EDP Renewables

The Hydrogen Economy and the Color Green                     
Date: August 18th, 2022
Heidi Marie-Svenkeson Larson, P.E. – ICF
Katrina Ridley – EDF Renewables North America
Vennela Yadhati, P.E. – Orsted
Jennifer Gangi – Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy

Personal Branding
Date: June 14th, 2022
Gabrielle Lynn – WRISE (Moderator)
Ariane Hunter – My Mentors Circle
Dr. Carol Parker Walsh – Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC

The Growing Pains of Storage
Date: April 19th, 2022
Katie Skende – Stem, Inc. (Moderator)
Claudia Becerril – Avangrid Renewables
Colleen Campbell – FlexGen
LaKeisha Hunt – Southern Power
Kendra Williamson – Key Capture Energy

What the Buzz? – Beyond MWhs – Honey Bees, Climate Justice and Emissionality
Date: March 1st, 2022
Emily Williams – Edison Energy (Moderator)
Dana Clare Redden – Solar Stewards
Elysa Hammond – Clif Bar & Company
Vanessa Miler-Fels – Microsoft

Geriatric Renewables: The Next Chapter for Aging Solar and Wind Systems
Date: September 14th, 2021
Margaret Montanez – DNV (Moderator)
Kate Collardson – BayWa r.e.
Ninochska Maldonado-Bosworth – Clearway Energy Group
Elizabeth Mayo – Brookfield Renewable

WRISE Utility of the Future Webinar Series – Conversations with thought leaders around the energy community advancing new ideas and accelerating the evolution of the utility and electricity sector.
Date: August 3rd, 2021
Kamaj Bailey, Con Edison (Moderator)
Julia Hamm, SEPA

WRISE Online Town Hall
Date: July 19th, 2021
Randa Adib, WRISE
E’Lon Cohen Hall, WRISE
Kristen Graf, WRISE

WRISE Webinar Series: Equitable Access in Clean Energy – Policy Equity (Co-hosted with WRISE Houston Chapter)
Date: July 13th, 2021
Nicole Sitaraman, Sustainable Capital Advisors (Moderator)
Paula Garcia, Union of Concerned Scientists
Dana Harmon, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute
Nicole Steele, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

WRISE Webinar Series: Equitable Access in Clean Energy – Finance Equity (Co-hosted with WRISE Houston Chapter)
Date: June 29th, 2021
Elizabeth Kaiga, DNV (Moderator)
Kristal Hansley, WeSolar 
Lauren Randall, Sunrun 
Lan Sasa, US Bank

Waste-to-Energy and Other Forms of Sustainable Infrastructure
Date: June 15th, 2021
Zeina El-Azzi, Brightmark Energy (Moderator)
Danielle Lincoln, Chevron
Sarah Nash, Marathon Capital
Nam Tran Nguyen, Generate Capital

WRISE Webinar Series: Equitable Access in Clean Energy – Job Equity (Co-hosted with WRISE Houston Chapter)
Date: Thursday, May 20th
Meghan Nutting, Sunnova Energy Corporation (Moderator)
Mary Ellen Sprenkel, Corps Network
Erika Symmonds, GRID Alternatives
Deb Tewa, Native Renewables

WRISE Climate Conversation: Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Jennifer Allyn, ClimateVoices (Moderator)
Karen Conover, DNV
Nikayla Jefferson, Generation Green New Deal
Martha Southgate, The OpEd Project

Development 101 Workshop
Date:  Thursday, March 25, 2021
Jennifer Goodwillie, Orsted
Tatiana Stein, Orsted

WRISE Unafraid Series – A conversation with Erica Mackie and Carla Peterman
Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2020
E’Lon Cohen Hall (Co-host), WRISE
Kristen Graf (Co-host), WRISE
Erica Mackie, GRID Alternatives
Carla Peterman, Southern California Edison

What the Hail? – A Conversation About Insurance in the Renewable Energy Industry
Date: November 17, 2020
Erin Lynch, Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (Moderator)
Sherry Huang, New Energy Risk
Jessie Robbins, Sol Systems
Lorena Torres, Clearway Energy Group

Navigating the Clean Energy Job Market 
Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Ebony Seymour, GQR Global Markets (Moderator)
Jessica Booker, The Booker Group LLC
Catherine McLean, Dylan Green
Bridget Tomlinson, Pattern Energy

WRISE Unafraid Series – A conversation with Abby Hopper and Kelly Speakes-Backman
Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2020
E’Lon Cohen Hall (Co-host), WRISE
Kristen Graf (Co-host), WRISE
Abby Hopper, SEIA
Kelly Speakes-Backman, ESA

Electric Vehicles
Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Sara Rafalson, EVgo (Moderator)
Erika H. Myers, SEPA
Julie Mitchell, Ford Motor Company
Carolyn Sisto, California Public Utilities Commission

Dealing with Burnout and Mental Health in the Workplace
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Kamaj Bailey, Con Edison

Transforming Success 
Date:  Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Lisa Graham, McDonald Graham LLC
Julie McDonald, McDonald Graham LLC

WRISE Utility of the Future Webinar Series – Conversations with thought leaders around the energy community advancing new ideas and accelerating the evolution of the utility and electricity sector.
Date:  Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Jennifer Runyon, Clarion Events North America (Moderator)
Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

The Evolution of O&M in Wind
Date:  Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Christina VanArsdale-Tyson, EDP Renewables (Moderator)
AnneMarie Graves, Vestas
Nuria Soto, Vineyard Wind
Whitney Wilson, Terraform

Renewables in 2019 – Financing Projects during the Tax Credit Transition
Date:  Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Andrea Lucan, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Moderator)
Sripradha Ilango, Soltage, LLC
Lan Sasa, US Bank
Jessica Shor, Enel Green Power

Intersectionality – Bridging the Identity Gap
Date:  Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Demetria Miles-McDonald, Decide Diversity

WRISE Week National Online Town Hall
Date:  Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Becky Diffen, Webinar Committee Chair – WRISE
Kristen Graf, Executive Director – WRISE
E’Lon Hall, Operations Manager – WRISE
Regina McCormack, Mentoring Committee Chair – WRISE

The Evolution of O&M Solar
Date:  Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Lynsey Tibbs, Southern Power Company (Moderator)
Garima Kalra, First Solar 
Kristine Sinclair, Heliolytics
Stefanie PadgettNautilus Solar Energy, LLC

Storage 201 
Date:  Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Collette Lamontagne, National Grid (Moderator)
Kate McGinnis, Fluence Energy
Charlotte Schmidlapp, Stem
Betty Chan-MasseyNEC Energy Solutions

WRISE Utility of the Future Webinar Series – Conversations with thought leaders around the energy community advancing new ideas and accelerating the evolution of the utility and electricity sector.
Date:  Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Colleen Regan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Moderator)
Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy

Blockchain and Energy
Date:  July 18th, 2018
Molly Suda, Duke Energy (Moderator)
Kristen Brown, Exelon Utilities
Claire Henly, Energy Web Foundation
Lydia Krefta, PG&E

WRISE Town Hall 
Date: June 22, 2018
Kristen Graf, WRISE
Jennifer Martin, WRISE Board President

168 Hours:  Succeeding at Work and Life, 24-7
Date: February 21, 2018
Author: Laura Vanderkam

Navigating Renewable Energy Policy
Date: January 30, 2018
Beth O’Brien, Pattern Energy Group
Vanessa Tutos, EDP Renewables
Lynnae Willette, EDF Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Off-take Structures: Innovations, Trends & Key Considerations
Date: November 30, 2017
Jessica Adkins, Bracewell (Moderator)
Shalini Ramanathan, Renewable Energy Systems
Dan Stilwell, Nephila Advisors

Realizing Paid Family Leave in your Workplace: WRISE Launch and Workshop Series
Dates: October 31, 2017,  November 14, 2017 and November 28, 2017
Launch Presenters:
Annie Sartor, PL+US (Paid Leave for the US)
Juliet Gorman who crafted Etsy’s excellent parental leave policy
Rebecca Grossman-Cohen who changed the policy at the New York Times

Find Her Keep Her: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Renewables
Date: July 12, 2017
Kristen Graf, WRISE
Kacie Peters, Alta Energy Inc.

Date: March 20, 2017
Mil Niepold, President, The Mara Partners

Interconnection 101
Date: January 10, 2017
Nicole Clock, Vestas
Kristin Swenson, Blue Note Energy

Trends in Solar Energy
Date: October 27, 2016
Zeina El-Azzi, Brightmark Energy (Moderator)
Katherine Hamilton, 38 North Soluntions
Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners

Business Development for Career and Organizational Performance
Date: June 28, 2016
Elizabeth Kaiga, CohnReznick (Moderator)
Lauren Andre, Enbridge
Christy Guthman, GE Renewable Energy

New Approaches in Windpower Finance
Date: March 10, 2016
Amy Grace, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Rolanda Shine, Invenergy
Mit Buchanan, J.P. Morgan
Susan Nickey, Hannon Armstrong

Offshore Wind
Date: February 16, 2016
Fara Courtney, Clean Energy Consultant and Founder of the US Offshore Wind Collaborative
Alana Duerr, US Department of Energy
Carolyn Heeps, RES-Offshore
Aileen Kenny, Deepwater Wind

Energy Storage
Date: Tuesday January 12, 2016
Janice Lin, Strategen Consulting, California Energy Storage Alliance
Audrey Fogarty, Younicos
Manal Yamout, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Giving and Receiving Feedback
Date: Tuesday December 8, 2015
Jackie Martin, Independent Consultant
Maritza Okata, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Becky Diffen, Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins

Media Training
Date: Monday September 28, 2015
Ryan Cunningham, Fenton Communications
Amanda Taylor, Fenton Communications

Corporate Diversity Programs
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Anne Weisberg, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Families and Work Institute
Cheya Dunlap, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, GE Power & Water

Climate Science, Policy, and Messaging
Date: Tuesday February 24, 2015
Jason Funk, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Megan Rising, Energy Campaign Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists

Careers in Finance: Sharing Stories of Women in Wind
Date: Tuesday October 14, 2014
Terri Denning, Business Development and Finance General Manager at Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation

Karen Lane, CFO atr Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Onshore Americas business
Lori Kepner, V.P., Lead Relationship Manager, Power Energy & Utilities at CoBank
Pam Poisson, CFO at the American Wind Energy Association

Demystifying Wind Project Finance
Date: Tuesday September 23, 2014
Julia Pettit, Attorney at Stoel Rives

Katy Breazeale, CPA and Partner at CohnReznick
Meghan Schultz, VP Finance at Invenergy

Salary Negotiations: Strategies, Techniques, and the Role of Gender
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2014
Deborah Swerdlow, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator – American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Leveraging What You Know to Get Where You Want to Go
Date: Tuesday April 8, 2014
Anne Morgan, Golden Triangle Connections
Dany St. Pierre, Cleantech Expansion LLC
Cathy Syme, Eurus Energy

Social Media Strategies for Your Career and Business
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Lauren Glickman, Founder of WindyGlick Communications and WRISE Consultant

Wind Turbine Technicians: Taking Hold of Your Education and Career
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Heather Dennison, Director of Human Resources at Upwind Solutions, Inc.
Jenny Heinzen, Curriculum & Training Coordinator at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Loma Roggenkamp, EHS Specialist at Siemens Energy Wind Services USA

Effective Networking: Making the Right Connections
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lisa Carp, EDF RE
Ellen Crivella, DNV GL
Julie Lundquist, University of Colorado

Webinar for Environmental Leadership Program (ELP): Moving Towards an Understanding of Women in the Wind Energy Workforce
Date: December 15, 2011
Kristen Graf, WoWE Executive Director

Connecting with Higher Education: Ideas from Focus the Nation and Columbia Gorge Community College
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Anne Bertucio, Focus the Nation
Abby Brown, Columbia Gorge Community College
Suzanne Burd, Columbia Gorge Community College

KidWind, WindWise, and Connecting with K-12 Schools
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Christine Denny, Normandeau Associates
Joe Rand, KidWind (www.kidwind.org)
Avanelle Riley, GE Wind, WoWE NY Capital Region Chapter

Women at the Intersection of Energy and Politics
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Stacy Mason, Campaign Manager of The 2012 Project
Patricia “Pan” Godchaux, Former State Legislator
Donna Lucas, President of Lucas Public Affairs

Transmission and the US Wind Industry
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Michael Goggin, Manager Transmission Policy, AWEA (www.awea.org)
Beth Soholt, Director, Wind on the Wires (www.windonthewires.org)
Julia Souder, Project Development Manager, Clean Line Energy Partners (www.cleanlineenergy.com)

Recordings of the webinars above are available in the WRISE Member Center.

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