It’s no secret that the clean energy industry workforce has a serious diversity problem, especially in more senior professional and leadership positions. Put bluntly, the nation’s solar, wind, efficiency and storage workforce does not look like America. Many studies and surveys have verified the industry’s diversity problem, and there’s no shortage of recommendations and best practices available to help employers do better. Still, progress has been frustratingly slow.
While recognizing that we have a long way to go, it’s important to acknowledge and listen to the many professionals of color who are already here, and making significant contributions to the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy.
That’s what this webinar is about. Join us for a lively hour of stories and ideas from four clean energy professionals, as we reflect together on what’s already happening in the industry’s diversity efforts, and what might be done to achieve better – and faster – success.
After the presentations, there will be time for questions. The webinar will be recorded.
- Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director, The Solar Foundation
- Tamika Jacques, Ed.D, Director of Workforce Development, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
- Maria Redmond, Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy
- Kristen Graf, Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)