We Lead Webcast Series Library

Watch lively discussions with women working in every aspect of the solar industry, from construction to tech to sales and marketing. These interactive discussions cover a range of topics to help you understand the challenges in a rapidly growing industry and gain valuable career insights.

Solar and Environmental Justice – Putting Frontline Communities First

Renewable energy can help drive environmental benefits and economic growth for communities most impacted by climate change, pollution and underemployment. How can the solar industry work within a social and environmental justice framework to ensure everyone benefits from our clean energy transition? Watch for a conversation with environmental justice leaders to learn about their work at the intersection of climate, race and economic opportunity, and how to put frontline communities first. Recorded July 26, 2017

Women in International Solar Development

Solar micro-grids, small solar home systems and solar lighting are transforming energy development in rural and other hard to serve communities around the world and creating new opportunities for women as producers and consumers. Panelists included Victoria Arch, VP of Global Strategy, Angaza; Moira Hanes, Co-founder and interim ED, Empowered by Light; Barbara Rubim, Renewable Energy Coordinator, Greenpeace International Brazil; Laura Stachel, Executive Director, We Care Solar. Moderated by Jenean Smith, GRID Alternatives International Program Director. Recorded November 16, 2016.

Mentorship Relationships to Power your Career

Panelists were: Katherine Gensler,Director of Government Affairs, SEIA; Kristen Graf, Executive Director, Women of Wind Energy; Donna Hammond, Public Employees Representative, IBEW 48; Fiona Taylor, Vice President of Finance, SolarCity. Moderated by Karina Gonzalez, GRID Alternatives' Workforce Coordinator. 
Recorded August 24, 2016.

Women in Energy Policy

Panelists were: Melicia Charles, Supervisor, Emerging Procurement Strategies, California Public Utilities Commission; Stephanie Chen,Energy and Telecommunications Policy Director, The Greenlining Institute; Melanie Santiago-Mosier,Director, Government Affairs, Midwest and South East, SunEdison; Jessica ScottRegional Director – Interior West, Vote Solar. Moderated by Cathleen Monahan, GRID Alternatives' Senior Programs Director.
Recorded April 27, 2016.


Engaging Women in the Transition to Clean Energy

Panelists were: Page Crahan, Co-founder, Clarus Power; Deborah Knuckey, Head of Global Marketing, Enphase Energy; Kellyann Lamb, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Sunrun; Simbo Sojinrin, Country Manager, Solar Sister Nigeria and Glenna Wiseman, Principal, Identity 3​. 
Recorded February 10, 2016.


The Intersection of Race and Gender in Solar

Panelists were: Tamika Jacques, Director of Workforce Development, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Mimi Fox Melton, Director of Program Development and Implementation, CODE2040; Tamara Mullings, Chief of Staff, SunEdison; Dana Clare Redden, CEO, Solar Concierge.
Recorded November 18, 2015.


Women on the Rise: Inspiring the Next Generation of Solar Leaders

Panelists were: Maya Biery, Associate, Government Affairs, SunEdison; Arezoo Miot, Program Director, TechWomen; Mari Rose Taruc, State Organizing Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network; and Regina Tempel, Ph.D, Associate Dean, University of Nevada - Reno. The panel was hosted by GRID Alternatives’ Volunteerism and Collegiate Programs Officer, Lia Papazoglou.
Recorded on August 19, 2015.

Launching Your Solar Career

Panelists were: Kristin Anzaldo-Bohi, Regional Operations Recruiter, SolarCity; Melanie Curtis, Vice President of Global Talent Management, SunEdison; Jess Finnigan, Workshop Coordinator, Solar Energy International; and Elena Foshay, Director of Adult Programs, Rising Sun Energy Center. Moderated by Katie Kerr, GRID Alternatives Human Resources Officer.
Recorded on June 10, 2015.


Women in Executive Leadership

Featuring Lynn Jurich, Sunrun, CEO; Debbie Kimberly, Austin Energy, Vice President of Distributed Energy Services; Brandon Middaugh, SunEdison, Chief of Staff; Claudia Wentworth, Quickmount PV, CEO and hosted by Erica Mackie, GRID Alternatives Co-Founder and CEO.
Recorded on February 11, 2015.


Women in Research and Development Careers

Panelists included Robyn Beavers, Senior Vice President, NRG & founder of Station A Group; Danielle Merfeld, GE Global Research, Technology Director, Electrical Technologies and Systems, Margarett Jolly, Director Research & Development, Con Edison.
Recorded on Janurary 15, 2015.


Women in Sales and Marketing Careers

Panelists included Carol Neslund, VP of Sales, Americas, Enphase Energy; Zeina El-Azzi, VP, North American Business Development, SunEdison; Kirstin Hoefer, Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions, Clean Power Finance; and Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder and President of Technica Communications.
Recorded on August 6, 2014.


Women in Solar Discussion

Panelists included Helen Burt, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, PG&E; Rohini Raghunathan, Head, Corporate Development, SunEdison; Koralie Hill, General Superintendent, Sun Light & Power; Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID Alternatives.
Recorded on July 15, 2014.

Women in Construction Careers

Featuring Bernadette Jendrusch, Operations Project Manager at SunEdison; Cari Williamette, Master electrician and ICC/IAEI certified electrical inspector, EcoVision Electric; and Melissa McMorrow, Architect at SolarCity. The panel was moderated by Anna Bautista, GRID Alternatives' Director of Construction.
Recorded on May 28, 2014.