About WIRE

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a forum for women who are working to bring about a sustainable Hawaii powered by clean energy. WiRE was founded in 2010 and has grown to over 150 annual members, 200 women participating in events, and chapters on two islands (Oahu and Maui). Women active in the fields of energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and transportation, are welcome to come talk story. Each month, experts from the energy industry address a different topic – ranging from new projects breaking ground to policy, workforce development, and utility regulation.

Our women-only events provide a space where women can share, support, and collaborate with each other while learning about renewable energy and offering ideas to promote sustainability and clean energy in Hawaii.

As we educate each other, develop relationships, and become aware of new opportunities, we hope the result will be real partnerships and accelerated progress toward a sustainable and prosperous future for Hawaii.

WiRE is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Who is WIRE?

Executive Board Members

Melissa Miyashiro

Melissa Miyashiro

President Blue Planet Foundation
Managing Director, Strategy & Policy
Caroline Carl

Caroline Carl

Vice President Hawaii Energy
Deputy Director
Aki Marceau

Aki Marceau

Professional Development Hawaiian Electric
Director, Electrification of Transportation
Kirstin Punu

Kirstin Punu

Treasurer AES Distributed Energy
Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships, Hawaii
Lori Sun

Lori Sun

Sponsorships & External Relations Hawaii Gas
Senior Associate General Counsel
Dawn Lippert

Dawn Lippert

Founder & Emeritus Board Elemental Excelerator
CEO
Yvette Maskrey

Yvette Maskrey

Emeritus Board Honeywell Smart Energy
Branch Manager
Julie Hong

Julie Hong

Emeritus Board, Network Development Advisor Jacobs
Federal & Env Solutions Operations Manager
Veronica Rocha

Veronica Rocha

Emeritus Board, Professional Development Advisor Essential Leap
Founder & Owner
Marie O'Grady

Marie O'Grady

Board Co-Administrator Blue Planet Foundation
Partnerships Director
Brenda Hearn

Brenda Hearn

Board Co-Administrator Elemental Excelerator
Office Manager

Advisory Board Members

Connie Lau

Connie Lau

Hawaiian Electric Industries
CEO
Mina Morita

Mina Morita

Former Chair Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Alicia Moy

Alicia Moy

Hawaii Gas
President & CEO
Aimee Barnes

Aimee Barnes

Hua Nani Partners, LLC.
Founder & CEO