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 MiyashiroPresident Blue Planet Foundation
Managing Director, Strategy & Policy
Caroline CarlVice President Hawaii Energy
Aki MarceauProfessional Development Hawaiian Electric
Director, Electrification of Transportation
Kirstin PunuTreasurer AES Distributed Energy
Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships, Hawaii
Lori SunSponsorships & External Relations Hawaii Gas
Senior Associate General Counsel
Dawn LippertFounder & Emeritus Board Elemental Excelerator
Yvette MaskreyEmeritus Board Honeywell Smart Energy
Julie HongEmeritus Board, Network Development Advisor Jacobs
Federal & Env Solutions Operations Manager
Veronica RochaEmeritus Board, Professional Development Advisor Essential Leap
Founder & Owner
Marie O'GradyBoard Co-Administrator Blue Planet Foundation
Brenda HearnBoard Co-Administrator Elemental Excelerator
Advisory Board Members
Connie LauHawaiian Electric Industries
Mina MoritaFormer Chair Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Alicia MoyHawaii Gas
President & CEO
Aimee BarnesHua Nani Partners, LLC.
Founder & CEO