#NationWISE is a multi-city round table that looks to address how to help women enter and grow in each local market. On February 23rd, 2016 Women in Solar Energy (WISE) will hold #NationWISE events in 15 cities around the country to facilitate local conversation and feature women employed in aspects of the market unique to each city.
Why Hold It?
The solar market is BIG. According to SEIA, 21 states have installed over 100MW of solar in the US! But it’s also diverse: depending on where you live you may be more likely employed in utility scale projects, mom and pop shops, YieldCos, policy development, or residential sales (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg).
A diverse industry means diverse job opportunities that should include more diversity across in the industry.
What Will Happen?
#NationWISE events are where industry professionals - men AND women - gather to brainstorm policies and programs that promote women and diversity in mature, developing, and frontier markets. At #NationWISE events, attendees can learn about WISE initiatives and programs that are supporting women and diversity today and weigh in on where WISE should focus and/or partner in initiatives that matter to our most important constituents- you!
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
Organizer of #NationWISE 2016
Women in Solar Energy is the solar industry's only 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization singularly focused on the advancement and retention of women in the solar energy industry.WISE accomplishes this through core programs focused on workforce development, mentorship, networking events, as well as SheSpeaks Solar, its initiative to increase speaking opportunities for women at solar industry trade shows.
For more information, please visit www.solwomen.org.