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. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female,” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary people, and any other individuals who identify as female.
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
Caroline CarlPresident Hawaii Energy
Lori SunVice President Hawaii Gas
Assistant General Counsel
Kirstin PunuTreasurer AES Clean Energy, Hawaii
Melissa MiyashiroSponsorships & External Relations Blue Planet Foundation
Aki MarceauProfessional Development Hawaiian Electric
Director, Electrification of Transportation
Tiffany HuynhBoard Member Elemental Excelerator
Director of External Affairs - Hawai'i
Connie LauEmeritus Board Member Hawaiian Electric Industries
Former President & CEO
Dawn LippertFounder & Emeritus Board Member Elemental Excelerator
Yvette MaskreyEmeritus Board Member Inter-Island Solar Supply
Vice-President Corporate Development & Strategy
Julie HongEmeritus Board Member Jacobs
Federal & Env Solutions Operations Manager
Veronica RochaEmeritus Board Member Essential Leap
Founder & Owner
Marie O'GradyBoard Co-Administrator Blue Planet Foundation
Brenda HearnBoard Co-Administrator Elemental Excelerator
Advisory Board Members
Alicia MoyHawaii Gas
President & CEO
Aimee BarnesHua Nani Partners, LLC.
Founder & CEO