WoWE Champion Award

Honors an individual (of any gender) who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the field of renewable energy. This award celebrates those who have notably supported and encouraged the growth of women and helped to increase educational and/or professional opportunities.

WoWE Awards
Woman of the Year
Rising Star
WoWE Champion 

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The nomination deadline for this award is March 13, 2015.  

WoWE's 2014 WoWE Champion Honoree:

2014 WoWE Champion Dr. James A Walker.  Dr. James Walker is Vice Chairman of the Board of EDF Renewable Energy, a leading developer, owner and operator of wind projects and is wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles. Dr Walker has over 30 years experience in energy in public and private entities, including MCR Geothermal and Edison Mission Energy. He pioneered wind project development in Greece, Turkey and Mexico.

“Jim has provided true vision and leadership not only for the wind industry, but for each individual he comes across.  His endless energy for new ideas is contagious, and his drive for constant evolution on how to approach challenges is an inspiration to those around him.  He can wear many hats from a mentor to professor to leader to excellent dinner seatmate,” said WoWE Board Member, Liz Salerno. “After meeting Jim, you will quickly find out there is always a great story behind his knowledge and experiences.  Despite the amazing accomplishments and stature Jim has earned over the years, he never fails to be incredibly generous with his time and knowledge.”

The WoWE Champion Lineage includes

  • 2014 WoWE Champion - Dr. James A. Walker, Vice Chairman of the Board of EDF Renewable Energy
  • 2013 WoWE Champion - Ian Baring-Gould, Senior Mechanical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • 2012 WoWE Champion - William H Holmes, Partner at K&L Gates