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The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program sat down with this year’s mentors and participants, to chat about their pathways to renewable energy and issues facing women in the wind sector. 

Read their stories below:

  • Meet Natalia Zacur – an electrical designer for high voltage substations at TECMAS.
  • Meet Isabel Rodriguez de Rivera who has more than 10 years of experience in renewable energy transactions in Europe and emerging markets. 
  • Meet Li-Mien Lin – a strategic purchaser at MHI Vestas, with experience in NPI sourcing, general procurement, supply chain management, business development and customer service.
  • Meet Karen Conover – the Vice President of DNV GL Energy, a global risk management company with multiple renewable energy advisory and certification offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
  • Meet Lourdes Alonso Serna – a doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester in the UK and an associate lecturer at Universidad del Mar in Mexico. Her doctoral research looks at the negotiation and conflicts between different sectors of local communities with energy developers in Mexico. 

What is the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program?

  • A dedicated program of training and mentoring for women in the wind industry, aimed at providing its participants with global perspectives, high-level experience and the network to advance to leadership positions;
  • network of mentors among leading women in the wind industry;
  • comprehensive education program that can be expanded upon year-on-year to consistently incorporate the latest technology developments and best practices from the industry, covering the areas of policy and advocacy, project management, project financing, turbine engineering and more;
  • A platform to assist leading companies in the sector in identifying talent and reaching new gender equality benchmarks, allowing them to fully leverage their human resources; and,
  • A growing network of alumni who can serve as mentors for the next generation of women entering the industry over the next decade, as wind becomes one of the world’s dominant energy sources.
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