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

Veronica Rocha

Veronica Rocha

President Hawaii State Energy Office
Renewable Energy Branch Manager
Melissa Miyashiro

Melissa Miyashiro

Vice President Blue Planet Foundation
Chief of Staff
Julie Hong

Julie Hong

Treasurer Booz Allen Hamilton
Senior Associate
Caroline Carl

Caroline Carl

Executive Board Member Hawaii Energy
Deputy Director
Aki Marceau

Aki Marceau

Executive Board Member Elemental Excelerator
Director of Policy & Community
Dawn Lippert

Dawn Lippert

Founder & Emeritus Board Member Elemental Excelerator
CEO
Yvette Maskrey

Yvette Maskrey

Emeritus Board Member Honeywell Smart Energy
Branch Manager

Advisory Board Members

Connie Lau

Connie Lau

Hawaiian Electric Industries
CEO
Mina Morita

Mina Morita

Former Chair Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Jennifer Sabas

Jennifer Sabas

Chief of Staff to late Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Alicia Moy

Alicia Moy

Hawaii Gas
President & CEO