Programs & Services

To carry out our mission to promote the education, professional development and advancement of women, WoWE sponsors a variety of events and programs. Here are the high-impact activities we’re best known for.

Educational fellowships

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 Mayer, help ensure that the best and brightest women can explore wind energy.  If you are currently enrolled in a college, university, or technical certificate program and are interested in pursuing a career in the U.S. wind industry, we invite you to apply now for a Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowship.

Mentoring, online and in person

Mentors help the next generation of industry leaders to emerge.  As a WoWE mentor, you'll support one person to grow professionally while you help expand the role women play across the wind industry.  As a WoWE "mentee," you'll tap into a large pool of experience and learn from established professionals in the field.  Learn more and sign up today to become a WoWE mentor or mentee.

Chapters and local gatherings across North America

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.  Find a chapter near you, or help us launch a new one!

Recognition awards

Each year at our national luncheon, WoWE honors two outstanding women of wind - an established leader who has significantly contributed to the expansion and improvement of our industry, and a relative newcomer who has demonstrated unusual talent, dedication, innovation, and creativity. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women of wind.  We also welcome your nominations of outstanding women for the 2011 Woman of the Year and 2011 Rising Star awards, to be announced at the next AWEA WINDPOWER conference.

WoWE 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 (AWEA) WINDPOWER conference. Over 600 women and men attended the 2011 luncheon in Anaheim, which was sponsored by leading wind energy companies.  Please plan to join us at WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta next June for this celebration, and consider adding your support as a corporate sponsor!

Annual Leadership Forum

Our Leadership Forum first held in 2010 brings women and men together to share stories 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.

Webinar Series

In February 2011, WoWE launched our Webinar series, a platform for sharing expertise on topics relevant to renewable energy as well as those of broader value for career development.  All Webinars are open to all.  Our full archive of Webinar recordings is available for paid members in the WoWE Online Member Center, and the most recent recordings are available to the general public.