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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.

Programs: Chapter and membership information- chapter support - the local wowe revolution started with volunteers organizing chapters in cities and regions across north america. Chapters offer networking opportunities, sponsor educational events from field trips to guest speakers, build coalitions, and provide outreach to area students from k-12 schools to institutions of higher education. Membership - of wowe's online member center and resources including the wowe library, mentoring resources, webinar archive, member directory, and social networking tools. Communication and marketing- expenses related to communications and marketing that are program specific but not to other individual programs. Educational tools - expenses for the webinar series. These webinars are held every other month and open to the public covering topics from renewable energy to women in the workforce and feature women panelists.

events - our leadership forum first held in 2010 brings women and men together to share resources, build skills and start conversations around leadership development in the context of industry trends. The wise women panel has been a highlight each year as seasoned professionals share insights on their own career stories. The event also strives to create an interactive and conversational atmosphere that allows all attendees to bring forward their own expertise while at the same time learning from other perspectives. National luncheon - wowe's annual luncheon is a premier networking event and highly visible showcase of women's progress and prospects in the wind industry. It is held each year during the american wind energy associations 9awea) windpower conference. Over 400 women and men attended the luncheon held in chicago, il. The wowe - kidwind challenge trained 60 teachers in the science, technology, and hands-on classroom applications of wind power - wind turbine design competition in the two regions. The winning teams of these competitions were invited and supported to compete in the national kidwind challenge in chicago, il. The project specifically focused on engaging girls in wind energy science through partnerships with girl scouts and local all-girls schools in each region.

fellowships/scholarships - rudd meyer fellowship - wowe offers grant support to women students, funding their registration and travel expenses for the annual awea windpower conference. These fellowships, named in memory of wind pioneer rudd meyer, help ensure that the best and brightest women can explore wind energy.

mentoring program - mentors help the next generation of industry leaders to emerge. Mentors support personal professional growth while helping expand the role women play across the wind industry. Mentors tap into a large pool of experience and learn from established professionals in the field

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been involved with the WoWE Chicago Chapter since 2008 and really enjoyed seeing the chapter grow over the past years with events and new ideas. Upon starting, it had not been as active and I'm really impressed with the teamwork and drive of all the members that has resulted in a lot of exciting activity of this local chapter. WoWE has a nice mix of events that are social and networking, but also events that are useful for business like informative sessions, panel discussions, and creative ideas for member events.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had a great experience participating in the Planning Committee of the Portland Chapter of Women of Wind Energy (WoWE). Throughout the time that I have been involved, WoWE has offered opportunities to network with others in the renewable energy industry, learn about hot topics during panel luncheons, cosponsor joint nonprofit events, and celebrate the Portland Chapter's 5th Anniversary. It's been very rewarding to be a part of the group and these events. I look forward to working with WoWE in 2013 to continue to promote women in the renewable energy industry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had an excellent experience with Women of Wind Energy. They are a forward-thinking group looking for innovative ways to connect leaders in the wind industry. Breaching geographical boundaries, the organization uses robust virtual resources to keep its members connected. I was fortunate enough to establish a great relationship with a mentor through their program that has lasted well beyond the parameters and structure of the program. I'm very invested in this group and definitely see it as one of the best run organizations of its kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

In an industry that is dominated by males, it is amazing that a group of professional women involved in the wind industry could even have a quorum. Women of Wind Energy provides a forum for now thousands of us to share information, ideas, experiences, and leadership skills with others, both locally and nationally. All while having a good time!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WOWE is a great organization! I have met so many talented women through it. It has definitely been life changing for me. I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship through them to attend the AWEA conference, and from that was offered several positions right out of college. They have continued to inspire me.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

WoWE is a non-profit that is rooted in industry and seeks to grow diversity and success through the support of women in the renewable power sector in North America. After first interacting with the organization 5 years ago and experiencing the positivity of networking and mentoring, I was inspired to start a Canadian chapter and have also now launched a Toronto Chapter of WoWE. We provide women and their supporters with the opportunity to learn through professional development field trips, to network and share stories, and have fun!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with WoWE has been a fantastic experience. Not only have I learned a great deal about wind energy (and the 'renewable energy' industry) in general, I've also had the chance to build a support network of women to help guide me in my career. WoWE is doing important work to help encourage equal opportunity for women but also in promoting a technology that has a positive impact on our energy future.

Charles N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WoWE is an exceptional organization focused on facilitating the entry of women into the wind industry. Thankfully, the organization also encourages men to serve as mentors so that they too can serve a role in expanding the diversity and health of the industry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WoWE is an incredible organization doing very important work. To reach a sustainable energy future, we need to increase the number of educated workers with the skill sets to propel clean energy technologies forward. Excluding or limiting over 50% of our workforce because of their gender limits progress towards a clean energy future. WoWE provides great opportunities and support for women in the field of wind energy - a traditionally male-dominated field.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WoWE is a fantastic organization that promotes women in the wind industry, as well as inspiring young women to be involved in STEM fields. Members range from turbine techs and construction workers to scientists and consultants to executives at some of the top energy companies in the world. I am most proud of the Mentoring Program that the group hosts for young to mid-career women and the connection with KidWind, which teaches elementary school aged kids about the positive benefits of renewable energy.