June 2015: What was WoWE up to at WINDPOWER?

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What was WoWE up to at WINDPOWER 2015?

Whether you were running around like crazy in Orlando or you weren't able to be there in person this year, we wanted to be sure you didn't miss any of the great details.
Monday, May 18
Luncheon Reception with Andrea Jung
We kicked things off with a special Meet & Greet reception with Andrea Jung, GE Board Member, President and CEO of Grameen America, and the former Chairwoman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. The event was co-hosted with GE and Anne McEntee, GE's CEO for Renewable Energy, did a great job moderating a valuable discussion and Q&A.

In addition to sharing her own experiences as one of the few women to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Ms. Jung spoke eloquently about the decision of Grameen to offer microloans to women, and discussed what she sees ahead in the evolution of leadership and the increasingly important role women will continue to play.
Tuesday, May 19
Partner Wind Trivia was a success! 
WoWE joined forces with KidWind and DWEA to host a competitive round of wind power themed trivia. Congratulations to our winners: Ryan Cunningham and Andrea Bonarrigo.  You may recognize their names as the consultants currently working with the Wind Energy Foundation on the roll out of DOE's Wind Vision Report (that also may have been a secret key to their success!)


Wednesday, May 20
Wind Vision Panel

Liz Salerno,
WoWE Board Member, and Susan Reilly, WoWE's 2015 Woman of the Year, were among the featured panelists discussing the new Wind Vision Report. In March, the Department of Energy released its Wind Vision Report, which documents the positive contributions of wind energy to date and describes how wind can increase its share of the nation's energy portfolio to 10% by 2020 and then continue growing to get to 35% by 2050.  

Discussion on the panel focused on policies like renewable energy standards and EPAs Clean Power Plan as well ways to better engage the public in the conversations about renewable energy - particular highlights included Susan Reilly's shout out to KidWind's efforts engaging teacher and kids around the country and Liz Salerno's comments about WoWE's new Take Charge Initiative looking to lift women's voices.
Clean the World Community Service Project 

WoWE members joined together and supported AWEA's efforts to compile 9,000 hygiene kits to go to Women’s Residential Counseling Center.

See a video of Executive Director Kristy Graf putting together a kit.
Thursday, May 21

In case you missed this year's luncheon, it was a packed house and smiles were all around. Every year this event continues to be a highlight for all of us here at WoWE. It was so great to see so many new and familiar faces. We can't wait to see you all again!

Enormous thanks to all who helped us out at WINDPOWER - staffing the WoWE counter, setting tables and ushering at the Luncheon, lugging boxes, and talking about WoWE and our programs all week and connecting with others.  The enthusiasm was palpable and we owe it to all of the amazing individuals that make up this incredible network.


We look forward catching up with you at the Leadership Forum this Fall!