First Friday Dim Sum LunchMandalay Restaurant, 1055 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Please join us for an informal networking dim sum lunch at Mandalay Restaurant in downtown Honolulu every first Friday of the month. Advance registration required.
WiRE Professional and Technical Development Scholarship
NEW! WiRE COVID Professional Development Fund for furloughed or unemployed membersAugust 31, 2020 12:00 am
Apply Here and check WiRE COVID Fund.During this challenging and uncertain time, the Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Executive Board would like to send our thoughts and well-wishes to each and every WiRE member and their loved ones.Now, more than ever, the work we do to bring about a sustainable Hawaii powered by clean energy is critical in order to emerge from one of the biggest health and economic crises of our lifetimes stronger and more resilient.As we take stock amongst our membership, we realize that in the ‘new normal’ COVID 19 impacts us in different ways. Some of us may be furloughed or have stalled projects and reduced clientele. Others may be facing safety concerns as essential workers. For those that are fortunate enough to work remotely, we are learning to juggle workspace partners, caring for children or extended family and/or managing a distance learning curriculum.
Between now and August 30, 2020, we are offering up to $500 in professional development support to any furloughed or unemployed WiRE member, on a first come first serve basis until $2,000 in funding is exhausted. Apply Here and check WiRE COVID Fund.
Recover to YOU! WebinarZoom May 14, 2020 2:00 pmWiRE hosted our first virtual event due to the impacts of COVID-19 called Recover to YOU! A restorative virtual workshop led by Executive Coach Sydney Wiecking on Thursday, May 14th from 2:00 – 3:00pm.As women, our natural default tendency is to turn outward to care for others. We are called to be at our best every moment of every day, and often nights. What does it mean to “be at our best”? What do we need to sustain our own mental, physical and spiritual health?Each person will also complete the call with two commitments to their own self-care and recovery.About Sydney:
Sydney is a professional leadership coach and trainer. Her passion for working with individuals and teams as they navigate change personally and professionally provides her with an opportunity to work globally, experiencing and learning from a diversity of cultures. Sydney is on the faculty of the Coaches Training Institute, leading their public and corporate coach training courses and certification program. Sydney’s work in leadership development and change management includes clients in the non-profit, for-profit, education and government sectors.
WiRE Breakfast March 4: Balance at the Intersection of Land, Clean Energy and IndigeneityPlaza Club March 4, 2020 8:00 am
On March 4, 2020 WiRE hosted a breakfast and panel discussion with local leaders to explore their organizations’ priorities, their vision of Hawaii’s energy future and discuss how communities, industry and decision makers may best come together at ‘intersections’ to develop trusted partnerships and facilitate the planning and implementation of projects. More than 60 WiRE members joined the conversation.
- Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai’i
The panelists include:
- Laurien “Lala” Nuss, Climate Resilience & Equity Manager OCCSR
- Stephany Vaioleti, Accessibility and Affordability Manager, Hawaii Energy
- Chris Yunker, Energy Systems and Planning Program Manager, Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii is a global thought-leader, forging ahead with the transformation of our energy future to one that is clean, resilient and equitable. A big step toward achieving these goals occurs with the implementation of projects that are in alignment with community priorities and vision. Finding balance at the Intersection of Land, Clean Energy and Indigeneity is critical to maintaining a path forward toward our transformative energy future.
WiRE Holiday Pau HanaGordon Biersch of Honolulu, 3 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 1123 Honolulu, HI 96813 December 17, 2019 5:00 pmEat, Drink, and Be Merry with WiRE!Join us for the annual WiRE Holiday Party on December 17 at 5:00 PM at Gordon Biersch. Join us to network with fellow WiRE members, as we come together to reflect on 2019 and look ahead to 2020. All attending will also receive a special holiday gift.Tuesday, December 17 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace
- WiRE Members: $25
- Non-members: $35
No host bar. Heavy pupu included.
Climate Reality Through the Lens of Al Gore’s Trained LeadersPLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 September 25, 2019 11:30 amOn September 25, 2019, WiRE hosted a lunch and a panel discussion with local leaders trained by Former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore on the reality of our climate crisis and related solutions pertaining to clean energy, resilience, emergency response, and climate equity. (more…)
Join the WiRE Executive BoardAugust 9, 2019 12:00 am
UPDATE: Board nominations for 2019 are now closed.
Previous call for nominations:
We are happy to announce that we are expanding the WiRE Executive Board and are looking for passionate individuals who are interested in joining our current working board of dedicated women.
Hawaii’s EoT – How far have we come and where are we headed?PLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 July 19, 2019 8:00 amOn July 19, WiRE heard from local experts about how Hawaii is electrifying transportation. Over breakfast, we took a deep dive into Hawaiian Electric’s Electrification of Transportation (EoT) Strategic Roadmap. We also found out more about how the Hawaii State Energy Office is utilizing funds from the Volkswagen settlement to facilitate public transit or school bus electrification projects and got insight into how Hawaii’s market for EV charging infrastructure is expanding. Panelists included:
- Amber Stone, Vice President of Business Development, Aloha Charge
- Margaret Larson, Transportation Energy Analyst, Hawaii State Energy Office, DBEDT
- Tandy Tabata, Senior Program Manager for Electrification of Transportation, Hawaiian Electric
5 Little-Known Secrets of Mid-Career SuccessPLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 June 21, 2019 11:30 am
On June 21, WiRE hosted a luncheon and workshop led by the author of the best-selling “Powerful Choices for Mid-Career Women” Dr. Phyllis Horner to offer WiRE members mid-career must-knows for long-term success. (more…)
2019 Legislative Session DebriefPLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 May 24, 2019 8:00 amBack by popular demand, WiRE hosted the 2019 legislative session debrief on May 24th. The panel discussion explored key renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation policies considered during the session.
Exploring Hawaii’s BioeconomyPLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 April 30, 2019 11:30 amOn April 30th, WiRE hosted a lunch with local experts about Hawaii’s expanding bioeconomy, including opportunities, challenges and future plans. We took a dive into the development of Hawaii’s first waste water renewable natural gas facility.
Maui WiRE Innovation Pau HanaMaui Arts and Cultural Center March 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Beyond Photovoltaics and Batteries: Exploring Hydrogen and Other Energy Solutions to Drive the Transition to a Sustainable FuturePLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 February 8, 2019 8:00 am
WiRE hosted a breakfast on February 8, 2019, which was a discussion with local experts exploring the role of hydrogen in the transition to clean energy and clean transportation. (more…)
Creating a Resilient HawaiiPlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall #2000, Honolulu, HI 96813 November 13, 2018 11:00 am
Please join us for lunch on November 13th to hear from leading experts about Hawaii’s resiliency efforts in the face of threats from climate change.
Student C3E Symposium ScholarshipOctober 10, 2018 5:00 pmWe are honored to announce the Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Student C3E Symposium Scholarship providing two outstanding women students the opportunity to participate in the invitation-only Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Symposium on December 3-4, 2018 at Stanford University in California.
Broadband in HawaiiPlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 July 20, 2018 8:00 amWiRE hosted a breakfast panel on Friday, July 20th from 8:00-9:30 AM to discuss broadband in Hawaii.
2018 Legislative Session DebriefPlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 May 25, 2018 11:30 amOn May 25th, WiRE held a debrief of the 2018 legislative session. We explored key renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation policies considered during the session.
WiRE Pau Hana with Executive Chairman of SoftBank EnergyPlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 April 4, 2018 5:00 pmIn April 2018, WiRE hosted a pau hana and an insightful discussion with SoftBank Energy’sExecutive Chairman Manoj Kohli about their goal to build the largest solar company in the world by 2020.
Maui WiRE Pau HanaMaui Arts and Cultural Center, Morgado Hall One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732 March 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Maui WiRE hosted a pau hana gathering following the Maui Energy Conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. (more…)
Critical Cyberinfrastructure Risks and Technologies in a Changing WorldPlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 February 27, 2018 7:30 am
On February 27th, WiRE hosted a dynamic breakfast event exploring critical cyberinfrastructure risks and new technologies in a changing world. We discussed how machine learning, data analytics, and collaboration between utilities, industry, and universities can develop solutions. (more…)
The State and Future of Firm Renewables in HawaiiPlaza Club January 26, 2018 11:00 amOn January 26, 2018, WiRE hosted an insightful discussion on the state and future of firm renewable energy (including biogas, geothermal and biofuels) in Hawaii. (more…)