The winners of the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (formerly WoWE) Awards were announced at the annual luncheon held at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017 this week in California. The awards put the spotlight on professionals at the pinnacle of the industry and on the up-and-coming next generation of leaders.
All three winners provide examples of achievement, creativity, and courage.
“These awards offer a critical opportunity to showcase successful women and men across all of the technology sectors – to give them the recognition they really deserve, to appreciate their accomplishments, and for others to potentially aspire to follow their paths.” said Kristen Graf, WRISE Executive Director.
The WRISE award winners
Rising Star – Emily Williams builds and leads relationships with renewable energy developers as the Director of Energy Supply for Edison Energy Powered by Altenex. She is leading the charge for one of the fastest growing segments of the renewable industry, corporate procurement. She supports her clients with market intelligence, project and developer updates, and analytical assessments of the renewable energy projects available.
Previously, Emily was the Deputy Director, Industry Data and Analysis at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) where she was in charge of compiling, validating, and translating the data at the backbone of the wind industry for various market reports. This data was used across the industry to make the case for renewables at the state level supporting lobbyists for appropriate policies in addition to helping to formulate the Department of Energy Wind Vision.