WRISE Week

WRISE Week

WRISE Week was a huge success and specifically, members of our San Diego Chapter really enjoyed attending our “WRISE and Put Your Best Face Forward” event on Wednesday, July 20th and obtained their FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT!

And, what a great event it was! Gathering at Hera Hub Sorrento Valley was fantastic and a central meeting place for many of our members.

All of us were excited to get some fabulous pictures taken and enjoy an in-person event again with good food, great wine, and lots of missed conversation!

The evening was topped off by our guest speaker, Dr. Silvia Mah of Stella. Our members were thrilled to hear about all of the wonderful things Stella is doing to support female founders and their young startups, especially in the renewable energy space! Our very own Akhila Krishnan won the raffle for a complimentary pass to the Stella sponsored Women’s Venture Summit that’s happening in September! We are so very thankful to Silvia for donating the pass for our raffle and supporting our event by inviting us to the Hera Hub Sorrento Valley location! What a remarkable space and central location!!

2022 WRISE Week at WRISESD
2022 WRISE Week at WRISESD
2022 WRISE Week at WRISESD

WRISE with Us Meet-up

We miss you. And we’re excited to see you again!

Let us buy you a cup of coffee or a beverage and renew the art of gathering! We miss our members and would love to see you – in your neck of the woods. We want to hear from you—what do you want from WRISE this year? What topics make sense? What platforms do you prefer? How can we level up so that our events continue to speak to you going forward? We really value your input and are eager to see what you have to say—come join us!

We’re holding a series of meet-ups in neighborhoods all around the city, and we’d love you to join us! We’ll be gathering at coffee shops and bars, and it’ll be a great chance to sip on our favorite drinks while chatting with other members! Please bring your energy and voice while we pick up the tab. Let’s get something going!

TITLE: WRISE Happy Hour
DATE: May 4th 2022
TIME: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
LOCATION: Newtopia Cyder
10045 Carroll Canyon Rd A
San Diego, CA 92131
RSVP Today!

 

San Diego Chapter Meet-Ups

We miss you. And we’re excited to see you again!

Let us buy you a cup of coffee or a beverage and renew the art of gathering! We miss our members and would love to see you – in your neck of the woods. We want to hear from you—what do you want from WRISE this year? What topics make sense? What platforms do you prefer? How can we level up so that our events continue to speak to you going forward? We really value your input and are eager to see what you have to say—come join us!

We’re holding a series of meet-ups in neighborhoods all around the city, and we’d love you to join us! We’ll be gathering at coffee shops and bars, and it’ll be a great chance to sip on our favorite drinks while chatting with other members! Please bring your energy and voice while we pick up the tab. Let’s get something going!

TITLE: WRISE with Us
DATE: April 5th 2022
TIME: 7:30am – 8:30am
LOCATION: Better Buzz
801 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

TITLE: Lunch with WRISE
DATE: April 6th 2022
TIME: 12pm – 1pm
LOCATION: Hop Stop
14055 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064

TITLE: WRISE & Shine!
DATE: April 23rd 2022
TIME: 9am – 10am
LOCATION: Fat Joe’s
424 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

WRISE WEEK 2021: Cleantech San Diego and WRISE San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay Area Virtual Panel

Thursday, July 22nd 11:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Register here

Jointly hosted virtual panel event to provide a high level, informational overview of electric vehicle readiness in California.

  • With the electrification push, what will it take?
  • How will we handle the impact on the grid?
  • What is the investment perspective?

California WRISES

This event will bring together representatives from each region (Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego) with varied perspectives to set out broader transportation planning concepts, regional views on EV development and infrastructure, and highlight inclusivity of underserved communities as a component in program rollout.

Our goal is to put forth a diverse panel of female professionals from several perspectives: regulatory, utility, regional planning, policy and industry.

Confidence & Leadership Coaching for Professional Women on the Rise

WRISE SD’s Kick-Off Event for 2021
Drive a Successful Career as a Woman in Renewable Energy – Understand your Worth and They Will Too!

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Register here
Participants: $35
Members of WRISE: FREE | Sign up for WRISE membership here.

Dr. ALessandra Wall, Speaker, Psychologist, Coach

As we close 2020, WRISE San Diego is filled with gratitude for the partnership we have enjoyed with our members and sponsors. We asked for your input, we received it! We crafted our programs to your interests, you attended! We called for sponsors, you raised your hands!

To show our profound appreciation and gratitude for each and every one of you, we would like to offer our San Diego members an event to breathe life and purpose into 2021!

This phenomenal event features an executive coach like none other, Dr. Alessandra Wall, champion and creator of Exceptional Solutions for Women & Businesses!

Get ready to develop clear and compelling arguments for your seat at the table. Imagine stepping into any situation and feeling 100% confident in your ability to articulate your value and the impact you can make for your team, your company, a client or a prospective employer.

Let’s all kick down the door to 2021 and take charge!

What You will Learn!

  • The importance of great value articulation
  • Roadblocks and challenges to speak up
  • How to articulate your value

Sponsored by:

  • Stoell Rives LLP

Meet the Panelists!

Elizabeth KaigaElizabeth Kaiga, Key Account Director for Renewable Energy at DNV GL

Elizabeth Kaiga is an energy industry business leader who has, for nearly two decades, developed and implemented innovative growth and client development strategies for national and global professional service firms.

Elizabeth is currently Key Account Director for Renewable Energy at DNV GL, where she manages customer relationships and quality assurance activities. Her work focuses on providing strategies and solutions to support the global transition to safer, cleaner, reliable, and sustainable energy.

Prior to joining DNV GL, Elizabeth led business development efforts for the Renewable Energy Practice at CohnReznick LLP. Elizabeth held similar positions within the Energy & Utilities Practice at Marsh & McLennan, Arthur Andersen LLP, and ICF Consulting.

Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors for Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy (WRISE), a national nonprofit that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce in the renewable energy sector. She has also served on the Advisory Councils of Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (REAL) and the Education Committee for the Solar Power International Conference. Elizabeth is a strong supporter of diversity, equity & inclusion, and has received recognition in that capacity from the Houston Business Journal and the YMCA of Greater New York.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts Degree in Global Marketing from Emerson College.

Evelyn CarpenterEvelyn Carpenter, Co-Founder of Solas Energy Consulting

Evelyn Carpenter is the co-founder of Solas Energy Consulting, a renewable energy and climate change consulting firm with offices in Fort Collins, Colorado and Calgary, Alberta. The company grew from a single contract and the two founders in 2009 to over 40 employees and experience on over 65 GW of projects in North America and Europe. The vast majority of projects for which Solas has provided services are utility scale wind, solar and energy storage. Solas focuses on acquisition due diligence, development services, climate change and sustainability advisory, and owner’s construction management services.

Ms. Carpenter, a licensed civil engineer in California, started her career as a civil/structural engineer with Fluor Corporation and moved into renewable energy development in 2001. Prior to founding Solas, oversaw projects for SeaWest Wind Power, AES Wind Generation, and then First Wind Energy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA.

Cathy SymeCathy Syme, Director, Asset Advisory North America at UL

Cathy Syme has 25 years international frontline involvement of 11+ GW of wind and solar projects extending through all stages of operating life. Previously employed by small to medium sized Owner-Operators, Cathy has 15 years hands-on experience forming and leading commercial asset management teams setting up processes, reporting and compliance from scratch. During 6 years as a senior manager in DNV GL (formerly Garrad Hassan), Cathy performed both advisory and independent engineering work, including technical due diligence for project closings, term conversions and re-financings along with annual budget reviews and operating cost benchmarking analysis.

 

Regulatory Rulings Panel Discussion

Please join WRISE San Diego in conjunction with Cleantech San Diego and Stoel Rives for a lunchtime panel discussing the impact of recent regulatory rulings on commercial activity in the renewables space. This discussion will have a particular focus on storage development in California.

Date: October 8th
Time: 12-1 p.m. PST
To RSVP, Click here.

Featured Speakers:

Jacqueline DeRosa
Vice President, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Ameresco

Cody Hooven
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego
Interim Executive Officer, San Diego Community Power

Morten Lund
Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Tanya Khiatani (Moderator)
Managing Director, Wise Earth
Programs Director, WRISE San Diego

Sponsored by:

  • WRISE San Diego
  • Stoell Rives LLP
  • cleantech SAN DIEGO