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WoWE Champion Award
WoWE Champion - 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.
The nomination deadline for this award is February 21, 2014.
WoWE's 2013 WoWE Champion Honoree:
2013 WoWE Champion Ian Baring-Gould. Ian Baring-Gould, Senior Mechanical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, received WoWE’s Champion Award. This newest award seeks to honor an individual who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the field of renewable energy through mentoring and professional development that goes beyond expectations as well as advocating for work place practices that support women in a manner that fosters a path forward. Since the inception of WoWE, Ian has been an active participant in the organization and its membership. Through his involvement with the Wind for Schools program, he has consistently encouraged the involvement of young women. Ian has a deep understanding of the importance of engaging kids at a younger age, particularly girls. Ian is at the forefront of educating the next generation of wind consumers and professionals. As a result of his passion, creativity and commitment, countless women have been inspired and involved in this exciting industry.
The WoWE Champion Lineage includes
- 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