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Are you following #WomenInEnergy? We’ve been following them for some time, and we are always inspired by the range of possibilities each one of us has for contributing to the energy sector! Here’s a few of our favorites:

First up, Kali Taylor, who co-founded Student Energy, and was its Executive Director for three years, and now, she functions as its Board Chair. Currently she is developing the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Moving on, we encounter Lourdes Melgar. Until very recently, she was México’s Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons. She has also served as Under-Secretary for Electricity, and played a central role in the design and implementation of México’s recent and historic energy reform.


Clockwise from top-right: Shelee Kimura (Photo courtesy of https://www.hawaiianelectric.com),
Danielle Fong (Photo courtesy of http://www.Forbes.com./), Katerina Kimmorley (Photo courtesy of http://pollinateenergy.org/), Kali Taylor (Photo courtesy of http://www.globalseries.com/)
and Lourdes Melgar (Photo courtesy of http://www.lajornadajalisco.com.mx/).


Going forward, we would like to introduce Danielle Fong. She is known as one of the Co-Founders and the Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy, a company that has invented a game-changing compressed air storage technology that is inexpensive, scalable, portable and clean, to integrate intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind to the grid. Forbes thinks she may save the world.

Then, there is Shelee Kimura, the Vice President of Corporate Planning & Business Development for the Hawaiian Electric Company. She is head of strategic planning, renewable acquisition, grid technologies and demand response, among other areas, playing a key role in the transformation of Hawaii’s utility company towards becoming a clean energy leader.

As for Katerina Kimmorley, she is one of the Co-Founders of Pollinate Energy, a social business which sets up networks of micro-entrepreneurs to give access to sustainable technologies such as solar lights and clean cookstoves to India’s urban poor. She has also worked as renewable energy policy advisor for the New South Wales government.

Whether inspiring the future energy leaders, developing energy policy, giving access to sustainable energy to the urban poor, defining the strategy of an electric company or founding a game-changing green tech company, there are women working all across the energy sector making a high level impact.


Which #WomenInEnergy do you follow? Share it with us and spread the word!