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Solar Energy International's (SEI) Women in Solar Power program is a highly innovative approach to training women for jobs in the solar industry, addressing both the industry's urgent need for workforce expansion and supporting career development for a diverse population of women. An unspoken deterrent to pursuing a career in the solar industry has been the predominance of men. Yet the solar industry offers a multitude of lucrative job prospects with a clear career path forward, and women across the world have invaluable expertise, skills and perspectives to contribute to the clean energy revolution. This program is unequivocally for them. There is no question that positive change will result from more women being an integral part of solar industry initiatives in the US and across the world. SEI is dedicated to help meet the ballooning workforce needs of the solar industry, and making sure women are not just included, but a driving force in the change to renewable energy.

Date: Wednesday, May 29th

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (EST)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free for Members & Guest

Join us for this interactive webinar to learn how WEN members can participate in SEI's programs. If you're a corporate or cross-chapter member having issues with registration, please contact eventregistration@womensenergynetwork.org. We look forward to seeing you online!


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  • Pia Day (Director of Business Development at Solar Energy International)

    Pia Day

    Director of Business Development at Solar Energy International

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  • Laura Diez (Senior Associate at RMI)

    Laura Diez

    Senior Associate at RMI

    Laura is a senior associate with the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) and the Catalytic Climate Capital (C3) teams. She primarily on Caribbean programming. Laura also manages the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network. WIRE, previously hosted by the Clinton Foundation, is a women's professional development network in the Caribbean aimed at increasing women in leadership through capacity development and mentorship programs.
    Prior to joining RMI, Laura served as the first sustainability coordinator for DeKalb County, GA, establishing a framework for sustainability programs and climate policy through an equity lens.

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  • Rasheena Dow (Renewable Energy Coordinator at Barbados National Oil Co.)

    Rasheena Dow

    Renewable Energy Coordinator at Barbados National Oil Co.

    A dynamic and dedicated Sustainable Energy Professional with expertise in stakeholder management, standards compliance, and the policy and procedure development that is essential for driving impactful initiatives in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. My unwavering commitment to lifelong learning ensures that I stay at the forefront of RE/EE industry trends and advancements, allowing me to leverage expertise effectively to advance green solutions and foster a greener energy future.

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  • Samantha Frick (Community Engagement & Impact Manager at Pivot Energy)

    Samantha Frick

    Community Engagement & Impact Manager at Pivot Energy

    Insightful sustainability & ESG professional with business development, project management and consulting experience in the renewable energy, electric vehicle, and sustainable agriculture industries on four continents. Collaborative leader who builds partnership strategies with a broad range of groups including U.S. and international government agencies, development organizations, the private sector, and local communities to meet shared sustainability and resiliency goals. Serves as trusted advisor and provides capacity building & training services. Agile and curious, with extensive practical experience in the field implementing sustainability solutions.

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  • Kara Herrnstein (partner at Bricker Graydon, LLP)

    Kara Herrnstein

    partner at Bricker Graydon, LLP

  • Catherine Kelso (IBTS)

    Catherine Kelso


    Catherine has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, she is a California state certified General Electrician and has earned the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification (#031310-124) and the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification (#032412-25). She launched her solar career in 2005 in off grid system design and battery-based inverter repair. She went on to lead installation and O&M crews and create and teach curriculum for all three of NABCEP’s exams (Entry Level, PV Installation Professional and PV Technical Sales) for Ambassador Energy, Mount San Jacinto College, Mission Career College and InterCoast College. Today she is a freelance consultant working on permit drafting for residential and commercial solar projects, with and without battery technology as well as inspections, process development, technical writing and software development and testing for a variety of companies in the solar industry.

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  • Sarah Leighty (Ibts)

    Sarah Leighty


    My solar career began in Austin, TX in 2012 where I worked with the education company SolPowerPeople, first in an administrative roll, then as an instructor and curriculum developer, and eventually as Chief Operating Officer. While in Austin, I gained by NABCEP PVIP certification, volunteered on the board of Solar Austin helping to establish the Value of Solar Tariff, and had a brief but successful part time sales gig with Greenbelt Solar. In 2014 I began working part time with Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), and in 2016 I became the Project Manager for the IBTS solar quality management program. After 2 years in this role, I chose to resign and shifted to working as an independent contractor within the QM program in order to pursue other passions. I am a NABCEP certified PVIP, independent contractor, and professional visual artist. I appreciate that my solar career has allowed me to operate within an industry that I believe in while pursuing my other passion, and I enjoy the disruption that being a woman in this industry provides.

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