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
Veronica RochaPresident Hawaii State Energy Office
Renewable Energy Branch Manager
Melissa MiyashiroVice President Blue Planet Foundation
Chief of Staff
Julie HongTreasurer Booz Allen Hamilton
Caroline CarlExecutive Board Member Hawaii Energy
Aki MarceauExecutive Board Member Elemental Excelerator
Director of Policy & Community
Dawn LippertFounder & Emeritus Board Member Elemental Excelerator
Yvette MaskreyEmeritus Board Member Honeywell Smart Energy
Advisory Board Members
Connie LauHawaiian Electric Industries
Mina MoritaFormer Chair Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Jennifer SabasChief of Staff to late Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Alicia MoyHawaii Gas
President & CEO