Women in Solar

"Women are important leaders. I also believe that our leadership will be more and more important over the next few weeks."
Over the years we’ve seen the importance of women seeing other women managing and installing a solar project from start to finish. Read how our Women in Solar work has made an impact in Nicaragua and Nepal through GRID's International Program.
In September, Kaila moved across the state to volunteer. Now, she is on the Construction Team. Continue reading to hear more!
GRID’s Women in Solar Program (WE Build) promotes a diverse and inclusive solar industry that includes women by providing valuable hands-on job training.
GRID Alternatives Colorado hosted 97 women at the 4th annual We Build.
Every fall, GRID Bay Area hosts Women in Solar programming thanks to support from the We Give Donor Circle. Led by our 2018/2019 SolarCorps Workforce Development Fellow, Gwen Chang, 2019 was a full week of Women in Solar programming - 9 total events over the span of 6 days! These included 3 webinars, 2 solar installs, a practice roof session, resume review workshop, networking happy hour, and a women in solar leadership panel discussion. And what a week it was! Read on for the highlights.
This week, you'll spot spot familiar GRID Alternatives staff faces high above the streetscape of Vermont.
GRID launched the Women in Solar program in Nepal last year, providing unique hands-on training for participants in their community.
According to The Solar Foundation's solar job census, women make up only 26% of the solar workforce. That representation is even less in construction positions. This Women's Equality Day, we're celebrating the hard work of all women in the clean energy industry with our friends at Sunrun!
As a fourth year student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Sustainability Studies with a minor in Business Administration, I knew I wanted to learn about the social impact the environment has on families in low-income communities.

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