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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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with WoWE since the very first luncheon in 2005, and now even more active than ever at both the National and Chicago Chapter levels. WoWE combines two of my most passionate interests, increasing the awareness of the great benefits of wind energy as well as growing the presence of women in leadership positions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I just joined WoWE this year, and have been very happy with the support and knowledge I have been able to gain throughout. The events they have are meaningful, and they strive to give women a bigger voice in a more typically male-dominated field.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have met wonderful people and been inspired by WoWE. Very important to providing a positive voice for women in a male dominated industry!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Life-changing is the right word. I am happy this organization is here to encourage more women to come and stay in this field. Wish there were more like it in other energy fields.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Every time I work with WOWE I learn something new and connect to a broader audience. The group is very professional and encourages women to strive in a very tough industry. Kristen, the Executive Director goes out of her way to promote new methods of outreach and constantly builds new relationships to further the direction of WOWE.

Elena C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a woman in the renewable energy field, specifically the wind industry since the 90's I have not found a more like-minded and supporitve group of women like I have with WoWE. I am very honored to be a member of this group as well as a mentor to young women in science!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Women of Wind Energy ("WoWE") organization for several years now. During that time I have had the opportunity to participate in the annual Leadership Forum for the past 2 years and look forward to attending the forum again this November. The focus of the organization is to promote education and professional development for women working in the wind industry in order to promote a strong diversified workplace and to support a growing renewable energy economy. The Leadership Forums, along with the activities of the local chapters have provided significant and meaningful opportunties to network, learn, become inspired and grow as a professional in an exciting and changing industry. The Executive Director, Kristen Graf, along with the steering committee for WoWE have been incredibly instrumental in growing the organization and connecting women (and men) across the country and through those connections, have empowered women in the workplace. Keep up the good work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women of Wind Energy (WOWE) is an organization that promotes, educates, mentors and help women grow in the renewable energy industry. It is also an organization that lifts and bolsters the spirit of working women. I'm very proud to be a member of this worthwhile organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women of Wind Energy fills a unique role in an industry that has typically been male-dominated. By highlighting and supporting the roles and achievements of women, the organization brings a valuable perspective. Unexpectedly there are a large number of men who proudly identify themselves as MWoWE members - Men of Women of Wind Energy.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I like that this nonprofit sponsors women to attend the Annual American Wind Energy Association conference because I think it is a direct way to inject women into the industry as most end up with a job offer or two after attending the conference.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a woman in a male dominated career I feel empowered by this organization. I am a wind engineer and the only woman on my 4 person team. I enjoy interacting with the women in this organization and receiveing tips and tricks about how to shine in my group.