Events

Upcoming Past
  • First Friday Dim Sum Lunch

    Mandalay 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.

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  • WiRE Professional and Technical Development Scholarship

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    As a women’s business organization, WiRE is committed to providing support for women’s participation in professional and technical development opportunities. (more…)

  • WiRE Breakfast March 4: Balance at the Intersection of Land, Clean Energy and Indigeneity

    Plaza Club March 4, 2020 8:00 am

    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.

     

    Please join us for a panel breakfast 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.

     

    The panelists include:

     

    • Laurien “Lala” Nuss, Climate Resilience & Equity Manager OCCSR
    • Stephany Violeti, Accessibility and Affordability Manager, Hawaii Energy
    • Chris Yunker, Energy Systems and Planning Program Manager, Hawaii State Energy Office

     

    March 4th at 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the Plaza Club in Honolulu. Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 8 AM, program at 8:30.

     

    • WiRE Members: $30
    • Non-members: $40
  • WiRE Holiday Pau Hana

    Gordon Biersch of Honolulu, 3 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 1123 Honolulu, HI 96813 December 17, 2019 5:00 pm
    Eat, 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 Leaders

    PLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 September 25, 2019 11:30 am
    On 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 Board

    August 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.

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  • 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 am
    On 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 Success

    PLAZA 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 Debrief

    PLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 May 24, 2019 8:00 am
    Back 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.

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  • Exploring Hawaii’s Bioeconomy

    PLAZA CLUB, 900 FORT STREET MALL #2000, HONOLULU, HI 96813 April 30, 2019 11:30 am
    On 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.

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  • Maui WiRE Innovation Pau Hana

    Maui Arts and Cultural Center March 28, 2019 4:30 pm
    On March 28, 2019, we hosted a WiRE Innovation Pau Hana gathering in Maui following the Hawaii Energy Conference  at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

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  • Beyond Photovoltaics and Batteries: Exploring Hydrogen and Other Energy Solutions to Drive the Transition to a Sustainable Future

    PLAZA 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 Hawaii

    Plaza 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.
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  • Student C3E Symposium Scholarship

    October 10, 2018 5:00 pm
    We 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.

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  • Broadband in Hawaii

    Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 July 20, 2018 8:00 am
    WiRE hosted a breakfast panel on Friday, July 20th from 8:00-9:30 AM to discuss broadband in Hawaii.

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  • 2018 Legislative Session Debrief

    Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 May 25, 2018 11:30 am
    On 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.

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  • WiRE Pau Hana with Executive Chairman of SoftBank Energy

    Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 April 4, 2018 5:00 pm
    In 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 Hana

    Maui 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 World

    Plaza 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 Hawaii

    Plaza Club January 26, 2018 11:00 am
    On 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…)