We are excited to share the selected mentees and mentors for the first year of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme! We received 85 mentee applications from emerging markets for wind power globally. Further insights on the applicant pool can be found here.

This year’s mentees:

  • Allison Luz Olivares Zuniga, Project Engineer, Vestas (Mexico)
  • Busarin Premasathira, Assistant VP, Business and Project Development, B.Grimm (Thailand)
  • Luiza Termignoni, Siting Engineer, Siemens Gamesa (Brazil)
  • Mercia Grimbeek, Compliance Manager, Mainstream Renewable Energy (South Africa)
  • Swarna Priya Natarajan, Assistant Lead Engineer, Vestas (India)
  • Thembi Masanabo, Senior Sales Manager, GE Renewable Energy (South Africa)
  • Tran Thi Tu Quynh, Researcher, Institute of Energy Science (Vietnam)
  • Wangari Muchiri, Real Estate & Sustainability Consultant & Analyst, JLL (Kenya)

The location indicated in brackets refers to the country of residence or nationality.

This year’s mentors:
  • Anna Diedrichkeit, Product Management / Staff Manager for Strategy, Technology Centre, GE Renewable Energy
  • Emma Pinchbeck, Deputy CEO, RenewableUK
  • Lucy Craig, VP and Director, Technology and Innovation, DNV
  • Maria Fernanda Locarnini, Commercial Director, Argentina, GE Renewable Energy
  • Mary Thorogood, Senior Specialist, Strategy, Business Development and Government Relations, MHI Vestas
  • Mary Quaney, CFO, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Sarah Barber, Program Leader Wind Energy, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
  • Tebogo Movundlela, CEO, Aurora Wind Power


We wish all the mentees a deep congratulations and give a big thank you to all the mentors! Stay tuned for regular updates on the programme.

  1. Machera Mumbi PhD 5 years ago

    I am interested in social aspects of electricity. Particularly, gender and Energy issues. I live in Kenya and works at the University of Nairobi , lecturer in Sociology and population studies. I have worked on consultancy basis for Energy Agencies such as ENERGIA-The Hague, Practical Action, LCEDN, ACTS. among others.

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